Why use Wordworks’ programmes?

At Wordworks we believe strongly that the crisis in children’s literacy in South Africa requires all those who work with babies and young children to consider how they can make a difference. Our programmes have been developed to support Foundation Phase and Grade R teachers, ECD practitioners, home visitors and parents to build strong language and literacy foundations for the children in their care.

We also partner with schools and districts, ECD centres and forums, NGOs and networks to work collaboratively to extend the reach and impact of this work. The intention of our work with partners is not that they become Wordworks’ branches or franchisees, but that they are supported in building our early language and literacy programmes into their broader work.

Please note that our training is currently mostly available in the Western and Eastern Cape, and to a lesser extent in KZN.  As we would need to translate materials, in order to consider training in other provinces, we would need to know there were a substantial number of people/ schools/ organisations interested in this work.  We encourage you to engage your professional networks about this possibility and to get back to us.

Facilitator training is fully subscribed for 2020 in the Cape Metro. If you are interested in training in 2021, your school or organisation’s management will need to attend a Wordworks information session is planned for October this year.  Read More

Co-ordinator training is fully subscribed for 2020 in the Cape Metro. If you are interested in training in 2021, your school or organisation’s management will need to attend a Wordworks information session which is planned for October this year.  Read More

 

Materials updates: Teacher Guides have been updated since they were first distributed in  2016, now including a wider range of activities for each day to ensure full CAPS coverage. Find out more on this page.

First time training: Please get in touch with your HOD and Curriculum Advisor to find out what plans your school and District has for training Read More

Becoming a Stellar Teacher Trainer Read More

 

If you live in Cape Town and want to train to use the Little Stars programme in your pre-Grade R classroom, please complete the EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FORM.

You can also purchase materials independently. See our  catalogue and order form here

Please note that our scheduled training has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions. The schedule will be re-visited down the line and we will communicate any changes here, through our social media, and our network.  Read More

You may, in the meanwhile,  find the Wordworks App to be a useful resource in this area.  Find out more about our free app here. See also the Wordworks Resources catalogue and order form here.