Date: 4 November 2016
Time: 10h00 to 14h00 with a networking lunch
Venue: VCRs – Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban
“ … Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) has over the past decade come to the forefront as governments, policy makers and NGOs alike, globally and in South Africa, begin to recognise the importance and need for promoting early childhood education and care interventions in addressing learning and developmental gaps …” (HSRC seminar, 30 October 2015).
For this panel discussion PAN Children is working with Jo’burgChild Welfare (JCW) and The Ububele Educational and Psychotherapy Trust. Both have been active in implementing projects related to ECD. We would like to learn from their experiences, which show the importance of addressing attachment theory in all ECD programmes. Bonding and attachment constitute the building blocks for a child developing the capacity to form meaningful and healthy relationships. Case studies on their experiences will be presented and it will be proposed that these approaches can be replicated more widely.
This is an opportunity to find out what is going on at community level, as well as the successful partnership between JCW and Ububele. There will also be an opportunity to share experiences from other projects and look at successes and challenges. We will use this seminar as the basis for a topical guide on inclusion of attachment theory in ECD projects. A topical guide is a concise and credible 12-page document on a specific issue which can be used widely as a decision-support tool by government officials, practitioners and as an introduction to a field of study by students.