I Care Resource Centre

I Care Resource 
Centre         

Because we care

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ECD Programmes

Playgroups

Children that are between the ages of 18 months to six years need cognitive, physical, social and emotional development stimulation. This is a critical time before the child reaches school readiness age for them to develop certain abilities and skills. 
The key outcomes are the following:

- The child is connected with and contributes to their world 
- The child has a strong sense of well-being 
- The child is confident and an  involved learner
- The child is an effective communicator
- The child has a strong sense of identity 

These outcomes can be achieved by skills development through Play Actions. This involves using toys, games and activities to stimulate and identify problem areas in children and to strengthen weak areas. The effective use of toys assists in developing cognitive, physical and emotional and social development. 

Nutrition

Physical and mental stimulation is not always enough. A child needs nutritious foods; it is a vital factor to ensure a child's healthy growth and development. Owing to the state of the communities we work in it is up to us to ensure that the children are fed for the time they attend the playgroup. An extract from Wikipedia states: "The right to food protects the right of all human beings to be free from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition." We are therefore determined to work towards ensuring every child that attends is fed and any other child (usually during school holidays) who is in need of a meal is fed too.


Holiday feeding schemes are necessary for children who are catered for during the school term but may still need a meal when schools are closed.

Parenting Programme

Parenting programs are run by our facilitators for the parents and caregivers of the children

The focus of primary caregiver programmes include:

  • Children’s rights, safety and protection
  • Health and nutrition
  • Physical development
  • Social, emotional and confidence building 
  • Intellectual and language stimulation 
  • Healthy family relationships and positive discipline 
  • HIV/AIDS

  • Various aspects of early childhood development can reach the community; promoting children’s rights, positive discipline, safety, protection and healthy family relationships.
  •  The projects are in motion in various communities that are in need of these services. 

Toy Library

Toys are an important part of early childhood development. ECD practitioners and primary care givers need to ensure that every aspect of a child's development is being strengthened. Most people are familiar with the traditional library, toy Libraries work in a similar way. They allow access to quality ECD learning materials at little or no cost to playgroups, creches and primary care givers.