WARNING: Early childhood development training advert a ‘hoax’

Advertisements being circulated on social media regarding training in early childhood development (ECD) have raised concerns. The department of basic education and UNICEF organisation SA said they were concerned over recent advertisements on social media regarding the training. Read more: https://rekordnorth.co.za/143639/early-childhood-training-advert-a-hoax/?fbclid=IwAR0tjHKb95zmM-MmPDoxZBb9vMNSHVWQCx-fVvdFg4zWKW8XUJLdThOz75w#.XFlOZnRmVZg.facebooka

There’s Much to Gain by Investing in High-Quality, Early Childhood Education Programs

In the 2018 midterm elections, candidates across the political spectrum ran on platforms that included expansion and support of early education and childcare assistance programs. In many ways, this signals an increased awareness by our country’s representatives that families and communities are struggling to afford high-quality care, even for dual-earner households. Read more: https://www.policiesforaction.org/blog/there%E2%80%99s-much-gain-investing-high-quality-early-childhood-education-programs?utm_source=The+Heckman+Equation&utm_campaign=ec7569f21f-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_03_28_COPY_01&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_861cad7111-ec7569f21f-442283705&fbclid=IwAR0PZogSGv37BbWhgOpxCtNSNU118bwm-xbzoXCDK47HKENAV_Ybx6Lbac0

Early learning shake-up on the cards

Early childhood education (ECD) is due for a major shake-up this year, with the State being told to transform community crèches into institutions that are more educational. Read more: https://www.iol.co.za/the-star/news/early-learning-shake-up-on-the-cards-18662928?fbclid=IwAR3fKe_k-Ufsymr2RbOHuKWXS2LDSS0SH8HuQU0lIsrJxzYKBkVVPpX2yEQ

Paternity leave isn’t just a plus for children’s growth

When fathers take an active and supportive role in the first 1 000 days of their child’s life, the long-term economic benefits are significant. Read more: https://www.fin24.com/Opinion/paternity-leave-isnt-just-a-plus-for-childrens-growth-20181029?fbclid=IwAR2CYAX_9mCkGu6XdNhf9JNbqRqYrPE–wpr3lvuVFwuYl3c9GeaYdZyQms

Pitching a super-ministry for child governance: A wish list for the future

The concept of The Quantified Child, borrowed from the quantified self, takes a holistic view of all the child-related metrics. The child super-ministry will track the status of each child across areas such as health, education, sports, and general well-being, using the latest digital tools. Read more: https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2018-07-12-pitching-a-super-ministry-for-child-governance-a-wish-list-for-the-future/?fbclid=IwAR3MZWos-ORKD6twup_BBiwkVP1ZrqRj3-1itu2uzUKKiaYlePBcDF_91Tw#.W02nocYwmBI.facebook

Study links wet wipes to kids’ food allergies

When the use of wet wipes, along with other environmental factors and certain genetic factors coexist, it can cause kids’ food allergies. Read more: https://www.all4women.co.za/1428237/health/children-s-health/study-links-wet-wipes-kids-food-allergies?fbclid=IwAR2OPmgHtsZCS4x4HXPD1BlZS3YU1TxoMFCY4YYtsEWorBC-SZ_jMLiTFjU

Early childhood development practitioners ‘lack qualifications’

ECD practitioners are crucial in the development of children between zero to six years. More than 1 600 early childhood development (ECD) practitioners in Gauteng don’t have a single qualification. Read more: https://citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/1902990/early-childhood-development-practitioners-lack-qualifications/?fbclid=IwAR27D8DI1y0gQVhQGpVA3W6bUJ-o_l8eTpl1_tpi2lDg23kAF_ep1uezbg8#.Wt8MKp2criQ.facebook

South African Early Childhood Review 2017

Early childhood development (ECD) services are needed to support the development of young children. With commitment from government sectors to work together, an essential package of ECD services can be delivered to all South Africa’s young children. This review presents a set of indicators to support inter-sectoral planning, delivery and monitoring of an essential package […]

The Science Of Emotional Regulation

Emotional regulation is not something we are born with. Toddlers have no emotional regulation skills. Their emotions can swing like a pendulum. Helping our kids learn to self-regulate is one of the most important tasks in raising children. Read more: https://www.parentingforbrain.com/self-regulation-toddler-temper-tantrums/?fbclid=IwAR3Ab1lHFRjcqNdDc_lW6KMFxFnebHk2OTJNhnaoGLwkYNh3k5JkGibf_sY

Meet South Africa’s new first lady – Tshepo Motsepe

Acting President, Cyril Ramaphosa has officially taken office, bringing in a new first lady, Tshepo Motsepe. Take a look at South Africa’s new first lady and her achievements. Read more: https://www.iol.co.za/business-report/careers/meet-south-africas-new-first-lady-tshepo-motsepe-13299332?fbclid=IwAR1J3q4U_afCAH0bUAWH7d3Fci3kYQA5p7oRxiMCNTrlaNMyxVYz9pM7ZVE