As founder of Hamba Bamba Funda (a Non-profit Organization dealing with Early Childhood Development 🍼from the age of 0) Monja Boonzaier applauds the fact that ECD is being addressed in the Basic Education Laws Amendment Bill that is currently before parliament 🗝.
She has however serious reservations about its effectiveness. Click (3) Post | Feed | LinkedIn to read her full response.
On the basis that Grade one is for children from age 6 upwards this means that ECD under the proposed Bill will only start from age 4. From personal experience doing the groundwork in #Kliptown, #Soweto, with mothers and babies, starting at age four and even age three is too late!