Teacher support and training

The Early Education Centre – TEEC Provides training and ongoing mentoring and support to ECD practitioners to improve the quality of ECD programmes. Assist ECD sites to comply with children’s act {No 38 of 2005} as amended to register as a partial care facility and access the per capita subsidy to sustain the site.

Focus group

Skilled and Unskilled Educators or individuals wanting to work in the ECD sector.

Objective of the programme

  • Allows Educators to gain skills, knowledge and understanding of the importance of implementing a structured and stimulating daily programme for vulnerable young children.
  • It complies with the Children’s Act, 2005, NELDS, the NCS and NCF (where appropriate) and other guidelines.
  • It provides for students to learn and practice:
    • How to interpret learning behavior.
    • How to overcome blocks to learning.
    • How to empower learners with learning skills and intrinsic motivation.


  • Plan and prepare for Early Childhood Development.
  • Facilitate and monitor the development of babies, toddlers and young children in a manner that is sensitive to culture and individual needs (including special needs).
  • Provide quality ECD services and support to babies, toddlers and young children.
  • Holistic development.
  • Learning material, e.g. posters, puzzles, matching cards, counting games, threading cards, stories and story cards and books are provided.

No. of beneficiaries

15 – 20 Educators


  • 45 hours classroom contact 10 months
  • 3 mentoring and support visits