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Early Childhood Centres


The Basic Education Department is set to take over the functioning of Early Childhood Development (ECD) from the Department of Social Development in April next year. 


Big changes in the Social Development and Basic Education sector are coming as Early Childhood Development will now form part of Basic Education. The new development comes after a number of reasons were discussed, read further to learn more.


Relief washed over many parents after it was said that Early Childhood Development centres would remain open during Level 4 lockdown. Schools in the country have now been closed for the winter break.


During the COVID-19 pandemic, Early Childhood Development has been the key concern.


Early Childhood Development Centres have also been greatly affected by the pandemic, especially when it comes to having the funds to keep them running. Now, they are struggling with applying for relief through Government.


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