Thembani aims to contribute to meeting a critical community need – providing essential Early Childhood Development for children who would otherwise not receive adequate foundation essentials in education.
WHY WE DO IT
It is beyond argument that the extent to which children develop in their early years has a significant impact on their potential later in life. This is the primary reason behind the drive for Early Childhood Development (ECD) in South Africa. The guiding principle is that a well-equipped child makes for a well-equipped teenager, who is bound to become a better-equipped adult.
Our approach focuses on every aspects of a child’s development, from emotional to social and physical, as well as sensory, cognitive and communicative skills. With this approach, which is in line with the relevant South African legislation and the World Health Organisation requirements, we are capable of contributing to shaping healthy, well-balanced individuals.
Research has shown that children who attend two years of pre-school have a greater chance of completing their twelfth year of school successfully.
HOW WE DO IT
Loving & safe ECD trained teachers essential ECD gross & fine nutrition programme educational play stationery environment programme motor skills (breakfast/lunch/snack) (indoor/outdoor) supplies.
- Since opening its doors in January 2019 with only 7 learners, Thembani now provides up to 75 learners in Early Childhood Development and Grade R.
- Nutritional meals are provided to the learners every day; Breakfast, Lunch with a healthy snack in between.
- Embracing a holistic learning environment this centre boasts a vegetable garden with the product being used in their nutrition programme.
- 2021 the opening of a Grade R class, in an effort to address overcrowding of Grade R classrooms in the community.