EDUCATION, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
Level 4 ECD practitioner Training
Skill Training, Capacity Building Programme
This programme empowers ECD sites in terms of :
- Health and Safety
- Introduction to ECD / Toddlers and Babies
- Financial Management
- First Aid
- Food Hygiene and Nutrition
- Basic Computer
- Human Resource Management
- Children's Act
- Partial Care Registration
ECD WORKERS PROVIDENT FUND
- Funeral Scheme
- ECD Provident Fund
ECD Centre Development Project
This programme focuses on holistically developing ECD Centres. The development addresses the following:
- ECD practitioner training
- ECD site committee training in terms of governance
- Development of ECD programmes within the centres
- Educational Equipment
- Resource mobilization and management
Membership of the South African Congress for Early Childhood Development is open to individuals and organisations involved and interested in early childhood development. Membership is obtained through the constituent provincial structures in which they are located and actively working.
This programme raises concerns in the ECD sector by meeting with relevant stakeholders and organising peaceful demonstrations and annual rallies. It also celebrates gains achieved by the sector by calling mass meetings and distributing information.
SOUTH AFRICAN ECD AWARDS
The awards acknowledge and recongnise the valuable work that is done by ECD Practioners, ECD Centres, ECD Trainers and ECD Publicists.
LOBBYING AND ADVOCACY
This programme aims at keeping ECD issues on the agenda of government, donors and the community at large. The objective of the programme is to maintain involvement with ECD policy development processes to ensure that South African children have access to quality ECD services.