20 participants from eight NGOs working in the Western and Eastern Cape are attending monthly EWC training sessions for the remainder of 2017 and early 2018, at the lovely Novalis Ubuntu Institute in Wynberg. These NGOs are sharing EWC with home visitors, in parent groups and with ECD practitioners.
In the past we offered 3-day block training in EWC, but wanted to try a different model of training where partners have the opportunity over a year to build their knowledge and reflect on project progress, and share with and learn from other organisations.
So far we have focused on how the main caregivers of babies and young children can support learning through talking, playing and singing. Some of the highlights participants mention are getting new insight into how to build language through exploring the senses and talking about feelings, asking and answering questions, and learning through play.