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In-take July 2020
ECD centre managers are required to show NQF 5 competency pertaining to operating and managing ECD centres. This ECD development training provides participants with the knowledge and skill required to prepare adequate programs for ensuring school readiness of young learners at the centres, whilst concurrently understanding their context within their community. The additional Gr8 start programme offers valuable practical learning to the participants.
Lusa is a service provider for Brainwave Projects653 (Pty) Ltd facilitating their Ready, Steady Learn program to early childhood educators. This program provides foundational training that enables the educators to better implement and manage an Early Childhood development (ECD) program that prepares young learners for school.
The programs explores activities that equip teachers to stimulate, develop and test the social, emotional and physical intelligence of young children. It enables teachers to monitor and evaluate motor development, hearing and listening skills, eye movements and visual processes as well as the gross motor and fine motor skills in pre-school children to prepare for and ensure school readiness. The educators are empowered with skills to use recyclable materials for creating teaching aids and testing instruments to enhance their classroom activities.
The facilitation of the Ready, Steady Learn program occurs over 5 days as a hands-on, practical and interactive course during which early childhood educators are up-skilled with the tools and techniques required to implement and manage an effective ECD program. In addition the programs assists the early childhood educators to better understand the vital role they play in developing well balanced, school ready children by creating an environment conducive to learning.
Early Childhood Development Course Summary
In order to operate and manage an ECD centre, as principal, you are required to have at least an NQF 5 qualification.
|80946||National Certificate: Community development, specialising in early childhood development||5||147|
|13854||Promote healthy development in ECD programs||5||12|
|244478||Manage an early childhood development service||5||5|
|244472||Prepare early childhood development programmes with support||4||6|
|14020||Monitor budgets related to community projects||5||8|
|377873||Develop a community development intervention plan||5||6|
|377842||Critically assess the community development process||5||12|
|377840||Analyse and apply theories and approaches to facilitate community development interventions||5||10|
|377841||Analyse and interpret relevant legal and regulatory frameworks in a community development context||5||8|
|264975||Facilitate learning in a community context||4||8|
|377843||Explore and coordinate networks in pursuit of meeting community needs||5||6|
|377847||Promote and support collaborative and partnership work within and between stakeholders and sectors||5||8|
|230448||Contribute towards organisation policy development||5||8|
|254068||Recruit, induct and manage volunteers||5||6|
|117853||Conduct negotiations to deal with conflict situations||5||8|
|120300||Analyse leadership and related theories in a work context||5||8|
|Value add program||Gr8 start programme: 5 day practical training, empowering the participants to create a stimulating environment conducive for learning and to ensure school readiness of children|
|Purpose||Demonstrate the ability to implement comprehensive safety and health policies in a holistic, inclusive and developmentally appropriate way in association with families and the wider community. Manage the organisational systems and structures. Maintain administrative and HR systems. Analyse the context and prepare a ECD programme
|Outcomes||Participants completing the module will have academic and practical knowledge on how to operate an ECD and how to create an environment conducive to learning.|