EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT (ECD)

  • ECD Practioners
    • Development of Monitoring Tools
    • Development of Monitoring Tools
  • Educational Toy Distribution and Crèche Renovation
  • Development of Learning Material
  • Achievements
  • Practioner Based Reasearch Support

ECD PRACTITIONERS

  • We offer ETDPSETA accredited programme NQF 4-6
  • We specialise in holistic ECD services that prepare educators to teach children
  • We train teachers to be creative, assertive and resourceful.
  • We support the educators to maximise their available resources and develop their own teaching aids etc.
  • We adopt a developmental approach to supporting teaching and our teachers.
  • We integrate all the projects to get maximum benefit for our learners.
  • We aim at ensuring that the teachers meets all the requirements to achieve a qualification.
It is at the beginning of your child's learning that educators should promote 7 roles that are:

1. Learning Mediator

The educator will mediate learning in a manner which is sensitive to the diverse needs of learners, including those with barriers to learning; construct learning environments that are appropriately contextualised and inspirational; communicate effectively showing recognition of and respect for the differences of others. In addition an educator will demonstrate sound knowledge of subject content and various principles, strategies and resources appropriate to teaching in a South African context.

2. Interpreter and Designer of Learning Programmes and Materials

The educator will understand and interpret provided learning programmes, design original learning programmes, identify the requirements for a specific context of learning and select and prepare suitable textual and visual resources for learning. The educator will also select a sequence and pace the learning in a manner sensitive to the differing needs of the subject learning area and learners.

3. Leader, Administrator and Manager

The educator will make decisions appropriate to the level, manage learning in the classroom, carry out classroom administrative duties efficiently and participate in school decision making structures. These competences will be performed in ways which are democratic, which support learners and colleagues, and which demonstrate responsiveness to changing circumstances and needs.

4. Scholar, Researcher and Lifelong Learner

The educator will achieve ongoing personal, academic, occupational and professional growth through pursuing reflective study and research in their learning area, in broader professional and educational matters, and in other related fields.

5. Community, Citizenship and Pastoral Role

The educator will practice and promote a critical, committed and ethical attitude towards developing a sense of respect and responsibility towards others. The educator will uphold the constitution and promote democratic values and practices in schools and society. Within the school, the educator will demonstrate an ability to develop a supportive and empowering environment for the learner and respond to the educational and other needs of learners and fellow educators. Furthermore, the educator will develop supportive relations with parents and other key persons and organisations based on a critical understanding of community and environmental development issues. One critical dimension of this role is HIV/AIDS education.

6. Assessor

The educator will understand that assessment is an essential feature of the teaching and learning process and know how to integrate it into this process. The educator will have an understanding of the purposes, methods and effects of assessment and be able to provide helpful feedback to learners. The educator will design and manage both formative and summative assessment in ways that are appropriate to the level and purpose of the learning and meet the requirements of accrediting bodies. The educator will keep detailed and diagnostic records of assessment. The educator will understand how to interpret and use assessment results to feed into processes for the improvement of learning programmed.

7. Learning area/subject discipline/phase specialist

The educator will be well grounded in the knowledge, skills, values, principles, methods, and procedures relevant to the discipline, subject, learning area, phase of study, or professional or occupational practice. The educator will know about different approaches to teaching and learning (and, where appropriate, research and management), and how these may be used in ways which are appropriate to the learners and the context. The educator will have a well-developed understanding of the knowledge appropriate to the speciality.

Our ETD Practioners are prepared to be all-rounders with almost no resources.

Fundisani Thuto prepares the child for life through quality learning and teaching