Ridgeway Early Childhood Development Centre

Our ECD centre is more than just a drop-off pre-school. We provide a secure, stimulating and flexible environment in which children may develop socially, emotionally, physically and cognitively.

Principal/HOD

Lilla Shaw

Message from our HOD

My vision is to make a positive difference in the life of each and every child that enters our Centre.
I embrace the fact that each child is unique and special and that positive early childhood experiences are instrumental in the overall development of a well-balanced child.

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programme
Extended school programme
until 17:30 with healthy lunches
Daily sport
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Welcome to our ECD centre

Early childhood development (ECD) can be defined as the physical, cognitive and social development that a child experiences prior to reaching his/her preparatory school entering age. ECD therefore lays the groundwork for successful learning supporting the child to progress into, and adapt to, formal schooling.

Our approach is one of recognising the inherent holistic nature of the child thus seeking to develop all aspects of every child: social, emotional, intellectual, aesthetic and physical potential. This is implemented through active participation in a structured programme.

our ECD center

Academics

ECD english subject
ecd mathematics subject
ecd life skills subject
independent ecd school

We follow the curriculum set out by the Limpopo Department of Education. Subjects taught are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Life Skills and Natural Sciences
  • Music and Movement
  • Creative Arts and Crafts

Sport and Culture

annual concert
school general concert
annual concert
celebration national calendar day

Sport & Culture we offer

  • Annual Sports Day with Foundation Phase
  • Grade R learners take part in the annual concert of the Preparatory School
  • Celebration of national calendar days e.g. Heritage Day.

Daily Programme

ECD daily programme

  • 7:00 – 7:45Arrival and cognitive games
  • 7:45 – 8:00 Bathroom routine
  • 8:00 – 8:30 Music and movement
  • 8:30 – 9:00 Welcome, register and
    weather chart. Theme discussion
  • 9:00 – 9:30 Natural Sciences/ Life Skills
  • 9:30 – 10:00Mathematics
  • 10:00 – 11:00Break time and gross motor play outside
  • 11:00 – 11:15Bathroom routine
  • 11:15 – 12:00 English Language/ Phonics
  • 12:00 – 12:30Story time
  • 12:30 Pick up time

Afternoon Programme

ECD afternoon programme

  • DAY
  • 13h00-14h00
  • 14h00-14h15
  • 14h15-15h00
  • 14h15-15h00
  • 15h45-16h00
  • 16h00-17h30
  • TUESDAY
  • Sleep Time
  • Toilet Routine
  • Lunch Time
  • Activity 1 Bob the Builder – Fixing Fun - Teacher Ruth
  • Toilet Routine
  • Activity 2 Fine Motor & Finger Gym - Teacher Ruth
  • WEDNESDAY
  • Sleep Time
  • Toilet Routine
  • Lunch Time
  • Activity 1 Fun with Phonics in Letterland - Teacher Leoni
  • Toilet Routine
  • Activity 2 Coding Unplugged - Teacher Leoni
  • THURSDAY
  • Sleep Time
  • Toilet Routine
  • Lunch Time
  • Activity 1 Eco Friendly Arts & Crafts - Teacher Jenita
  • Toilet Routine
  • Activity 2 Fun Fine Motor with Puzzles & Playdough – Teacher Jenita
  • 13h00 – 13h30
  • 13h30 – 13h45
  • 13h45 – 14h30
  • 14h30 – 15h30
  • 15h30 – 15h45
  • 15h45 – 15h45
  • 16h45 – 17h30
  • FUN FRIDAY
  • Sleep Time
  • Toilet Routine
  • Lunch Time
  • Music and Movement – Idaishe
  • Activity 1 Eco Friendly Arts & Crafts - Teacher Jenita
  • Activity 1 Movie & Popcorn – Teacher Primrose
  • Activity 2 Puppet Show – Teacher Primros
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