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Learning in Reach has opened an Early Childhood Development Centre in Lavender Hill to cater to children that do not have access to early education programmes.


Lavender Hill, South Africa (15 September 2021) – Earlier this year, Leanne Reid from Learning in Reach shared a harrowing look at what would happen to South African children if Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centres were forced to remain closed.

Learning in Reach is a non-profit early childhood development organisation working on getting more teachers trained and more children joining ECD centres. It is vital for children to attend ECD centres as it builds an educational base that carries them through all phases of education.

Not only are ECD centres enriching in poverty-stricken areas, but the centres also become a safe haven with warm meals and a place for young children to be young children.

Learning in Reach officially opened a new ECD centre yesterday in Lavender Hill with the capacity to reach 100 children.

“Today we opened the doors of St Mark’s community hall to children living in the neighbouring flats of Lavender Hill who currently don’t have access to an ECD centre.

Thank you to the incredible team of ECD teachers who took this leap with us to extend care and learning to more children. A warm cooked meal, storytime and play in a loving environment with a Montessori trained human.

Thank you to the parents who have entrusted us with these most precious gems. We look forward to walking this journey with you.

Watch this space as the programme grows to reach 100 children in a daily part-time ECD programme.”

You can support Learning in Reach’s ECD Scholarship programme here to ensure there are fewer 4-year-olds left unsupervised and receiving a great foundation for the rest of their schooling lives.

Sources: Learning in Reach
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