Category Archives: Childhood Development

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Celebrating World Play Day

On the 28th of May, the world will be celebrating World Play Day with the theme “Play towards sustainability”. Originally proposed by Dr Freda Kim at the eighth International Toy Library Conference in 1999, this day embraces the power of play in fostering a more sustainable future. In addition to this, it is also International […]

Insights from SONA 2023

The State of Early Education in South Africa: Insights from SONA 2023

South Africa has long faced challenges in its education system. Issues range from inadequate funding to a lack of resources and quality teachers. According to recent statistics the country has a youth unemployment rate of 59.6% and an adult literacy rate of 87.4%. Hope for the future However, State of the Nation Address (SONA) has […]

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Helping Young Children to Achieve Academic Success

Academic success can open many doors for young adults. With a school system faced with many challenges, it is important for parents to prepare children for their academic journey. Academic success is not always guaranteed, however there are many things that can be done to improve its likelihood. The importance of early education and development […]

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Toys for Early Development: Myth or Science

Learning through play is an essential part of a child’s cognitive and physical development. Having an adequate amount of daily playtime in the early years of a child’s life can have tremendous long-term benefits. Educational toys help stimulate a child’s creativity, build self-confidence and improve fine motor skills. There are many educational toys on the […]

Early childhood development: What role does the parent play?

When on their journey, it’s important that children have a healthy environment in which to grow and learn. Parents and guardians play a vital role in the lives of children from the very beginning, influencing the way they approach learning. This post highlights the importance of the role parents play in early childhood development. Parent […]

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The Importance of Early Childhood Development

“A society’s true character is measured by how it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela The Early Education Centre (TEEC) shares the belief that a community should invest in early childhood development (ECD). TEEC’s mission is to increase access and deliver quality by improving early learning education for vulnerable young children by empowering unskilled as […]

National Certificate in Early Childhood Development Level-4

unskilled educators working at ECD sites. Plan and prepare for Early Childhood Development of babies, toddlers and young children. provide care and support babies, toddlers and young children.