Helping the child grow

EARLY childhood development - under the Department of Social Development - remains fragmented, uncoordinated, costly and inaccessible to underprivileged children.

EARLY childhood development - under the Department of Social Development - remains fragmented, uncoordinated, costly and inaccessible to underprivileged children.

To deal with the problem, the Gauteng government has launched the Early Childhood Development Institute and tasked it with coordinating ECD services in the province.

According to studies, a child goes through a journey of development and it is therefore imperative that children receive the necessary support for development to take place.

According to Stranger Kgamphe, a PhD student in childhood development, "many children in rural areas appear healthy, but according to the WHO standards they are malnourished and this limits certain childhood development.

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