Early Childhood Development: Curriculum Guidelines

The ECD working group is delighted to release the 2015 version of The ECD Curriculum Guidelines.

A great deal of work has gone into this document. We have received input from educators and specialists across the country. We deeply appreciate all the time and effort that has gone into this review process.

The Guidelines have been revamped and we hope that you find the new format more user-friendly. We have also developed a model that provides an overview of the philosophy and approach taken towards ECD curriculum development.

We are thrilled to inform you that the document has been extended to include definitions and age-appropriate milestones within the Cognitive & Perceptual Development and the Physical Development sections. The Creative Arts section has been made more comprehensive. Knowledge and Skills replace the old Discovery section and we have included Processes and Methodologies.

Of course, the document remains a “living” thing and we will continue to endeavour to make changes and updates to ensure that the document remains current and in line with local and international best practices. Any feedback on the Guidelines is encouraged

Please circulate to whoever you think would benefit from it. Our goal is to make sure that it is readily available to all educators and schools across South Africa.

ECD Curriculum Guidelines 2015