Early childhood is a period of tremendous growth. Extending from conception to the age of 6, early childhood experiences carve out pathways towards health and well-being that persist throughout life. Supporting early childhood development, especially for the most vulnerable children, requires coordinated action to ensure health care, adequate nutrition, quality education, support for parents and protection of children’s rights. By the time our children go to Grade R they can speak their mother tongue, Afrikaans & English.
Currently our classes
1) 18 months and 3 years (Babies) - 14 Children
2) 18 months and 3 years (Babies) - 12 Children
2) ages 3 and 4 years (Toddlers) - 15 Children
3) ages 3 and 4 years (Toddlers) Sotho - 15 Children
3) ages 5 and 6 years (ECD) - 18 Children
We thus have a total of 85 Children. We are registered at the Dep of Social Development for 25 children at the Créshe and 53 children Educare expiring 24 July 2022. Certificate of registration of an early childhood development program is under the Pebbles ECD Program & toy Library expires 31 March 2020. The Health Certificate indicates that we can accommodate 8 Babies, and 60 toddlers.
Many people are still unemployed in Riverview and surrounding areas. Thus many kids are not in school, and also not getting a daily meal. We give a nutritious meal three days a week, and we try to make time with the kids to get to know them, earn their trust and get involved in their lives. In this way we have helped a 14 yr old boy called Ryan, who is 14 years old and have never been to school, to be enrolled in the local Primary School.
Children with no parents, or very poor Families with little resources, needs Learner Support. We hire qualified teachers, to help children with their Home-work, and enhancing learning abilities. We raise Children with:
Understanding Critical Thinking High Emotional Intelligence
We’re also responsible for the Local Old age home for previously disadvantaged individuals. We provide a care facility for 18 people. There are 9 rooms each shared by two people. The upkeep of the buildings is our biggest expense because of poor building methods and materials. We coordinate and assist the aged in our care with general help and health services as the need arise. Ann Dirks is our Full-time Coordinator working closely with our bigger Local Old Age Home ‘Ons Huis’, and Home-Base-Care.
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