Choosing the best early care for your child
THIS IS THE time of year when it's back to school for most children. But for some, it will be the first time they leave the comfort of home for school.
Early childhood development (ECD) is a programme offered to children from birth to school-going age that focuses on the physical, emotional, mental reasoning and social development of a child.
Children go through remarkable growth with brain development at its peak at this stage. It is therefore important that they receive the correct stimulation.
The National Development Agency (NDA) offers expert advice on what parents should look for when enrolling their children at ECD centres in line with compliance matters, such as registration, safety and security, learning methods and teacher training.
The NDA is an agency of the Department of Social Development.