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Early Childhood Development through Play

Evidence has shown us that a person’s entire life; their physical wellbeing, emotional stability and accomplishments have roots deeply embedded in early childhood development.

The environment and developmental stimulation we provide for our children has a direct impact on the way their brain structure develops.

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Reopening of Schools in South Africa and how this affects Edu-Care

Although there has been discussion about the reopening of schools in South Africa from the 1st of June 2020, there is little clarity regarding the basic education sector which includes day care and edu-care centres.

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Open Communication and Early Childhood Development

With children forced to stay at home during lockdown, parents have been placed under a lot of pressure. Not only are they tasked with keeping their children busy while they manage working from home, but they are also now faced with the responsibility of schooling them and maintaining their early childhood development.

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Kay-Dee Educare Centre in Cape Town - Coronavirus Safety for Children

Kay-Dee Educare Centre in Cape Town would like to bring awareness to the situation surrounding COVID-19 and how it affects our children.

In commitment to keeping our children out of harm’s way, we have chosen to share information regarding how the virus affects our children, as well as additional safety tips to prevent further spread.


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The Importance of Goal Setting in Early Childhood Development

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.

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The Importance of Child Development in the First Five Years

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.

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Early Childhood Development and Acknowledging Good Behaviour

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.

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Sleep Training a Toddler - 6 Reasons why Your Toddler Won't Sleep

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.

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Asperger Syndrome – What are the Signs and Symptoms?

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.

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How to Help a Child with Sensory Processing Disorder

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.

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