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The Role Emotions Play in the Learning Process

The Role Emotions Play in the Learning Process
"A first-class system of early childhood education is the hallmark of a caring and civilized society." ~ Andy Hargreaves  Introduction We are all ...

Some More Lessons from 2020 for ECD

Some More Lessons from 2020 for ECD
Setting the Scene for a New Normal "A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to kn...

How do Children Learn?

How do Children Learn?
What children learn is very important and we often ask ourselves this question. However, how children learn is the key to what children learn. We n...

Leadership Lessons from 2020 - Learning Valuable Lessons, the Hard Way...

Leadership Lessons from 2020 - Learning Valuable Lessons, the Hard Way...
"This will not be the last annus horribilis. The challenge for leaders is to step up now to be better prepared for the next one." ~ Eric J. McNult...

Early Childcare in 2021 - Some More Developments

Early Childcare in 2021 - Some More Developments
"Every day in a hundred small ways our children ask: ‘Do you see me? Do you hear me? Do I matter?’ Their behaviour often reflects our response." ~...

Lesson Learned from COVID-19: The Importance for Early Childcare Development

Lesson Learned from COVID-19: The Importance for Early Childcare Development
  "A spirited, unruly student is preferable. It’s much easier to direct passion than to try and inspire it." ~ Joan Desmond   Introduction COVID-1...

Why Should I Be A Flexible Teacher?

Why Should I Be A Flexible Teacher?
The Importance of Differentiation  "If children feel safe, they can take risks, ask questions, make mistakes, learn to trust, share their feelings,...

Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences
Implications for Early Childcare Development  "The first five years have so much to do with how the next 80 turn out" Bill Gates   Introduction Peo...

Learning Through Play in Preschools – An Exercise in Serendipity?

Learning Through Play in Preschools – An Exercise in Serendipity?
"Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work."                                                       ...

The Future of Our ECD Centres

The Future of Our ECD Centres
A News24 article published on 03 September 2020 had as headline "The silence where ECD centres are concerned is very loud." In fact, it would proba...

Your Childcare Facility and Health and Safety Practices

Your Childcare Facility and Health and Safety Practices
COVID-19 has thrown the issue of proper HSE (Health, Safety, and Environment) management at our childcare facilities into stark relief. But having ...

The ELDAs and EYFS: A Symbiotic Relationship

The ELDAs and EYFS: A Symbiotic Relationship
Abbreviations:  CAPS    - Curriculum Assessment and Policy Statement                           ECD     - Early Childhood Development               ...