Cause Index

Chic Mamas Do Care Durban

According to the HSRC (2009) only 600 000 of the 5 200 000 children under the age of four are currently in government-funded ECD centres. Impoverished children often enter the school system physically, socially, cognitively, and emotionally under-developed, thereby lacking the foundations to cope with literacy, numeracy and life-skills at school. Many adults in poor communities have limited knowledge about the importance of stimulation and learning through play. The added complications are that caregivers have limited training and resources and children in poor communities have limited access to educational toys and learning experiences.