Early Childhood Development Programs

Developing Minds, Building Futures
Early Childhood Development

Baby program (0 – 18 months)

A well balanced program dedicated to provide quality care and stimulation. ACVV ECD facilities (crèches) offers a holistic developmental baby program, focused on the stimulation of young minds, nutrition, health care and protection. The program covers the age group 3 months to 18 months of age. The ACVV baby program is accredited with the Department of Social Development.

In-centre Learning Program (2 – 6 years)

The ACVV offers an accredited and registered Early Childhood Development program focused on education, nutrition, health care and the protection of children aged 2 to 6 years. This program meets the criteria of the National Curriculum Framework and the Children’s Act.

Mobile ECD program

ACVV’s primary goal is to offer Early Childhood Development services to children with limited or no access to formal ECD centres. The ACVV ECD Mobile Bus operates only in the Northern Cape providing an Early Childhood Development program (nutrition included) to children aged 18 months to 4 years old. Support groups are held with the parents to introduce and encourage the correct stimulation, development and care for their young child at home. The ECD mobile bus operates in the Pixley ke Seme region, i.e. Merriman, Hutchison, Van Wyksvlei, De Aar (Barcelona), Colesberg (Riemvasmaak) and Carnarvon (Skietfontein and Bonteheuwel).

Crèche-in-a-Bag program

An ECD learning program focusing on day mothers that is able to use their homes and surroundings as an ECD centre in order to educate, develop and stimulate young children in their care. Crèche-in-a-bag is a comprehensive program that equips day mothers with innovative methods on stimulating young children of varying ages.

ECD Services and outreach

We provide day care services and develop programs, thereby enabling 4 690 pre-school children to have learning opportunities. The ACVV has:

  • 50 Crèches & play groups (many with after-school care services)
  • 3 After school care centres
  • 1 ECD Mobile bus service in the Northern Cape.
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