How TWNAF is involved in ECD
Early in 2019,TWNAF partnered with Brightstar, BabyGym, Oyster Ministries and Vredelust Church to develop and present the First-time Dad program in three pilot areas, Khayelitsha, Bellville and Mbekweni.
We learned valuable lessons during the pilot, and Legacy Dad was developed explicitly for fathers in more deprived areas where awareness about positive and authentic fatherhood and masculinity is relatively low.
The programme aims to help fathers with pre-schoolers build their legacies by creating awareness and equipping them to be intentionally involved by implementing two key roles; help children thrive through talking and playing techniques, and impact others around them through thinking and listening skills.
TWNAF has supported three research projects in the ECD field; Towards building ECD best practices in the Wellington area, Setting a new standard in Nurturing Care: Building an integrated ECD management system and Standards and Best Practices for quality early learning.
The main goals of these projects were to positively impacting the quality of life of children and consequently change the community for the better. The current project is designed to conceptualise standards for early learning as one of the six components of Nurturing Care, best practices for the above-developed standards and develop assessment tools which can be used by mentors, principals and educators.