The state of ECDs under Covid-19

Those who are involved in the Early Childhood Development sector are painting a heart breaking picture of the impact the lockdown has been having on them. In most cases it is the poor who suffered the most as many depend on them for food. Workers and owners are hit hard as parents have not been paying. On Monday the Gauteng High Court ruled in favour of early childhood development centres reopening immediately. Let’s use this opportunity now to discuss the effects and importance of childhood development centres and the role they play in the country…

Guest: Conny Nxumalo – Deputy Director General: welfare Services

GUEST: Shirley van Vicht – Director of Bethany Educare

GUEST: Professor Eric Atmore - Founding director of the Centre for Early Childhood Development

GUEST: Terry Bell – Labour Analyst and columnist