We trained our teachers from all four preschools and Home Based Carers (HBCs) on Every Word Counts. This is a programme that uses 6 different books to train teachers and HBCs on methods of children stimulation from birth to 6 years. Talking, reading and playing with a young child at an early age are the most important aspects of developing literacy and numeracy. The home-based carers encourage this by training mothers on how to read to their children from an early age. Every Word Counts 6 books are used as tools for classroom activities in our preschools.
Above: Pre-school teachers doing an activity during Every Word Counts training
Above: (Nomakhaya) Home-based Carer visit a young mother to show her how to read for her child