Ecd News

Are three years of preschool necessary?

It was only later that the National Curriculum development Centre (NCDC) came up with The Early Childhood Development Policy (approved in 2007) that stresses the importance of Early Childhood Education (Ecd); the early stimulation of different parts of the brain to provide social and learning advancement throughout life with the aim of producing a child who trusts, is curious, strives to learn new things and is skillful in social interaction, according to the NCDC website.

Daily Monitor , Uganda Feb 17, 2019

Don't attempt to deduct teachers' salaries, Sossion warns TSC

He said they will also be demanding that every Ecd child across the country receives capitation.

The Star , Kenya Feb 16, 2019

Government to phase in digitised textbooks from next year

“As the President indicated during his SONA, in 2019 we will prepare the system for phasing in the rollout of the programme beginning with Quintile 1-3 schools located in rural communities and farms, especially multi-grade and multiphase schools, and special schools will be prioritised for the deployment of ICT infrastructure and resources.” Early Childhood Development Motshekga said rolling out a quality Early Childhood Development (Ecd) programme, as envisaged in the National Development Plan, is a priority for the country, with the intention of improving the quality of education and the long-term prospects of future generations and society as a whole.

Business Tech , South Africa Feb 13, 2019

Firm cites poor diet for rising cases of anaemia

To address this, the county has moved in to provide food supplements to minors in Ecd and reproductive women seeking ante-natal care.

The Star , Kenya Feb 10, 2019

Moving ECD to Basic Education Dept was a necessary move, says Motshekga

Moving Ecd to Basic Education Dept was a necessary move, says Motshekga During his State of the Nation Address on Thursday, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that early childhood development will be moved to the Basic Education portfolio.

EWN , South Africa Feb 7, 2019

IN FULL | Read President Cyril Ramaphosa's state of the nation address

With over 700,000 children accessing early childhood education in the last financial year, we have established a firm foundation for a comprehensive Ecd programme that is an integral part of the education system.

Times Live , South Africa Feb 7, 2019

FULL TEXT: 'Let us grasp our future with both hands', says President Cyril Ramaphosa in SONA 2019 speech

With over 700,000 children accessing early childhood education in the last financial year, we have established a firm foundation for a comprehensive Ecd programme that is an integral part of the education system.

News 24 , South Africa Feb 7, 2019

Ramaphosa’s 2019 SONA speech: Fact checked

According to Martin Gustafsson, an economics researcher at the University of Stellenbosch, there are “widespread misperceptions around how many children in South Africa attend some form of Ecd institution”.

The South African , South Africa Feb 7, 2019

#SONA2019: Read President Cyril Ramaphosa's full speech

With over 700,000 children accessing early childhood education in the last financial year, we have established a firm foundation for a comprehensive Ecd programme that is an integral part of the education system.

IOL , South Africa Feb 7, 2019

5 things you need to know about Ramaphosa's #SONA2019

* Early Childhood Education This year there will be two years of compulsory Ecd for all children before they enter Grade 1, Ramaphosa said.

IOL , South Africa Feb 7, 2019