View our dedicated two day programme

Early Childhood Development

Early Childhood Development: Building sound foundations and inquiring young minds

DAY 1: 12 July

1h30 – 12h15:

Quality Assurance for ECD:

Improve the performance of your Early Childhood Development centres by implementing measures to ensure accountability and improve performance

12h45 – 13h30:

Teaching the teachers: Providing you with the methodologies to support culture and language diversity within early childhood

14h00 – 14h45: 

Holistic Development: Addressing the importance of nutrition and physical education  to improve the learning experience in your classroom

Speaker: Norman Mphake, Founder PIESA & UNESCO QPE National Coordinator

15h15 – 16h00:  

Using technology & gamification in your lesson planning to develop executive function and critical thinking

16h15 – 17h00:  

Day care intervention: Governance and standards of best practice to ensure children are in the best hands


NETWORKING COCKTAIL EVENING: Visitor Lunch Area, EduWeek Exhibition


EDUWEEK AWARDS GALA DINNER (Ticket holders only: Contact for more information)

DAY 2: 13 July

11h00 – 11h40: 

Assessing assessment methods for foundation phase learning.

Providing the tools to:

  • Balance curriculum guidelines and creative carte blanche
  • Stimulate innovation
  • Evaluate the inclusive nature of assessment

12h05 – 12h45:

The Fun Factor: Enhancing the comprehension of STEAM concepts by learning through play

Improving visual perception in the early years

Speakers: Mineze Grobler, 21st Century Learning Coordinator, Think Ahead

13h10 – 13h50:  

Providing teachers with the vital resources to maximise creativity and inclusion within lesson plans and teaching materials; to stimulate and improve critical thinking in young minds.

Speaker: Sue-Ann Hardie, Professional Development Facilitator, Think Ahead

14h15 -15h00: 

ECD Centres to increase access: Giving you sustainable solutions and leadership tools to ensure effective resource allocation and inclusive access to quality ECD

15h15 – 16h00:

Closing Keynote & Final Remarks