Posted on 1/28/2020 By Odette Leach
Goal setting is an important part of early childhood development and management. It’s a process that helps us understand what we need to do to achieve the goal we have in mind.
Part of the goal-setting process involves designing a customized plan which will serve to motivate us and keep us on the right path so we don’t lose sight of our goals.
Posted on 12/20/2019 By Odette Leach
Kay-Dee is one of the preschools in Southern Suburbs of Cape Town that focuses especially on early childhood development. We continue to strive to be one of the best educare centres in Cape Town and we would like to take this moment to be grateful for everything that helps us realise this dream.
Posted on 11/28/2019 By Odette Leach
The first five years of your little one’s life are the most important years of child development. It’s safe to say that these years are what define the rest of your child’s growing and adult life.
Having a child is one of the most beautiful blessings anyone can experience, but with it comes a well of responsibility and putting energy into early childhood development is easily the most important thing any parent can do.
Posted on 10/30/2019 By Odette Leach
An important area of focus during the stages of early childhood development, is the positive reinforcement of good behaviour.
In essence, we teach our children how to behave through how we respond to their behaviour. Therefore, it’s important to understand which behaviours deserve attention and which should be ignored.
Posted on 10/1/2019 By Odette Leach
Sleep training your toddler may be something you haven’t put much thought into; maybe your little angel has never resisted going to sleep when it comes to that time.
However, toddler sleep regression can often present itself a little later on, leaving you wondering why your toddler suddenly wont sleep.
Posted on 8/15/2019 By Odette Leach
Prior to the revised Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 (DSM-5) in 2013, Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) was considered a standalone condition baring similar conditions to Autism.
However, it’s now placed under the umbrella term of Autism Spectrum Disorder and is considered by many medical professionals as high-functioning autism.
Posted on 7/22/2019 By Odette Leach
Distinguishing autism in children versus sensory processing disorder (SPD) or other conditions with similar signs and symptoms is absolutely crucial.
In the past, there has been limited understanding of autism as well as SPD, but with recent advances, there are medical practitioners who specialise in both fields, making accurate diagnosis possible.
Posted on 6/26/2019 By Odette Leach
Sensory processing disorder (SPD) describes a condition where the brain and nervous system have trouble organising, processing and responding to external stimuli.
The result is that abnormal responses to normal sensory input is observed due to poor detection or interpretation thereof.
For children with SPD, daily activities or functions can be extremely overwhelming or even painful to experience.
Posted on 5/28/2019 By Odette Leach
The importance of child development, in all its dimensions cannot be stressed enough, and as an Educare Centre in Cape Town, Kay-Dee takes early childhood development very seriously.
We believe that fostering healthy development in a child from birth is the single most valuable thing a parent can do for their little one.
Posted on 4/25/2019 By Odette Leach
Many parents may feel inclined to keep their children sheltered from the everyday struggles that life presents to us all. However, the bad news is that is can hinder several important areas of child development such as healthy coping skills and resilience.
Recently, there was a situation where parents in the United States allegedly paid large sums of money to ensure their children were accepted into one of the most prestigious educational institutions in America.