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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 […]

ECD NQF Level 4 and Level 5 Training

Partnering for Success: Wildeganzen Foundation, Stichting Mzamohle, Klein Karoo Resource Centre, and The Early Education Centre

The Early Education Centre (TEEC) is proud to announce our partnership with the Wildeganzen Foundation, Stichting Mzamohle, and the Klein Karoo Resource Centre to offer NQF ECD Level 4 and Level 5 qualifications to unskilled educators.The NQF Levels 4 and 5 accredited trainings aim is to empower talented young individuals from various communities with the […]

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 […]

The Early Education Centre's Character-Building Event

The Early Education Centre’s Character-Building Event

School holiday programmes allow children to develop social skills, build self-esteem and appreciate differences. It gives them the opportunity to have fun and enjoy quality childcare while keeping active during the holidays. Holiday programmes also provide constructive activities for children which help to improve their physical and mental health. The Early Education Centre (TEEC) recently […]

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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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Celebrating Heritage Day in South Africa

September in South Africa is Heritage Month, with National Heritage Day celebrated on the 24th of September. The day is also known as ‘Shaka Day’ or ‘Shaka’s Day’, wherein it commemorates the legendary King Shaka Zulu. He played an important role in uniting different Zulu clans into one cohesive Zulu nation in Kwa-Zulu Natal. Every […]

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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 […]

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A Character-Building School Holiday Programme

School holiday programmes allow children to develop social skills, build self esteem, appreciate differences, have fun and enjoy quality child care. The holiday programme also help to improve their physical and mental health by including constructive activities for children. The Early Education Centre (TEEC) recently hosted a Character-Building School Holiday Programme which provides care, nutrition […]

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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Teacher training for more effective education

Improving the skills of educators is essential for the effective education of our children. Creating a healthy and productive environment for the training and development of educators is a priority for the The Early Education Centre (TEEC). We aim to provide those in the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector with the opportunity to upskill, which […]