Western Cape Education Department contracted Northlink TVET College to train qualified Early Childhood Practitioners and educators in the new National Curriculum Framework (NCF) for children from birth to four years of age. Several Early Childhood Development (ECD) sites in the Northern Suburbs were invited to attend the training which was presented during July at the Goodwood Campus of Northlink TVET College.
A total of 180 practitioners were recruited. They received certificates of attendance for the NCF during this roll out. The aim of the new curriculum is to standardize learning of the young children across the country as well as ensure that age appropriate programmes are implemented in all ECD sites.
“We are honoured to have been chosen to be a part of this training programme and will continue to support and shape future facilitators and practitioners in the ECD field,” said Clive Solomon, Acting Northlink TVET College Goodwood Campus Manager.
Emphasis is placed on the first 1000 days of a child and gives caregivers, parents, community workers and ECD practitioners a framework for the holistic development of young children.
There will be another opportunity to receive training in October for those that have missed out on this round.