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Big changes in the Social Development and Basic Education sector are now underway as Early Childhood Development forms part of Basic Education. The new changes come after a number of matters were discussed between the two sectors.


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. 


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.


Early childhood education sets the tone for children’s learning experience. This is the stage where they learn the most basic skills such as social development, emotional and cognitive abilities


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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Early childhood development (ECD) refers to the physical, social, psychological and cognitive development that a child experiences from a young age. Childhood development plays a significant role in identifying whether or not they will reach their full potential. The life events that occur during a child’s upbringing has a crucial impact on their growth and development. 
 


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