Ensuring affordable quality in early childhood education!

An Early Childhood Development Conference was held in Cape Town at the River Club in Observatory last week (March 16 and 17).

This conference – a collaboration between PRAESA, UNICEF, The Froebel Trust, the Department of Higher Education & Training, and the Centre for Early Childhood Development – offered a range of opportunities for participants to observe, experience, discuss, analyse and act to ensure the fundamentals of quality in an inclusive, principled and transformative curriculum approach in early childhood education.

Through keynote talks and interactive workshops, the conference brought theory and practice together to reaffirm what quality in early childhood education means for all young children, making visible, simple but profound elements, drawing on commonly held principles, and making transformative links with the South African Education 0-4 framework and curriculum requirements of Grade R.

• Find more information in the full programme and watch this space for presentations as they become available.


Issues in the development of multilingual children’s literacy and literature in South Africa – taking stock

two-day seminar hosted by PRAESA, IBBY SA and PEN SA took place on 27 and 28 March at SASNEV’s offices, 4 Central Ave, Pinelands, Cape Town.

Participants reflected on and discussed progress and tasks in the related fields of early childhood literacy and literature development.

• See the full programme. Presentations and other materials will be posted here – watch this space!