“Tomorrow’s future is determined by today’s education”
The Academy will offer a unique service of Early Childhood Development(ECD) in the Pretoria east area with specific expertise in.
A Government ECD program for children from 3 months to 6 years (reception year) of age.
A secure educational playground for children.
A Petting farm / animal Zoo aimed at children.
A Tea Garden for parents overlooking the playground; and
A Bus services to and from the school i.e. Pick-up and delivery at complexes.
The school is built on PLOT 246 Swaeltjie, Zwavelpoort, Pretoria. The total property size is 4 hectares of which the school ground and building will utilize 1.5 hectares. The school building and grounds can be expanded as and when needed.
The education and development ratio will be that of one (1) teacher for every 20 children (in the 3-6year age group) 1 teacher for every 10 babies (3 months to 18months) and 1 teacher to 15 toddlers (18monthes- 3 years). Every class will also have an assistant.
Clartal Academy will be built on the knowledge that the management of a Nursery school is like any professional service, in that it is not inherently a do-it-yourself prospect.
Clartal Academy will provide children’s (kids and toddlers) education based on the Department of Education’s Early Childhood Development program.
Successful early childhood development is a combined effort between parents, the community and the Department of Education.
Pre-primary education in South Africa starts when children are aged three and can run for a further four years until compulsory primary school education begins at age seven. The Department of Education has recently stepped up efforts to ensure that more children are enrolled in pre-primary level schools, as they play an important role in early childhood development.
South Africa's Early Childhood Development (ECD) program provides opportunities for fuller development of children. The main purpose is to protect children's rights and to develop their full emotional, social and physical potential. The ECD program utilises different learning processes, enabling children to learn about the environment and themselves.
The rights of young South African children (ages 0-6) are expansive and include:
Protection from physical danger.
Adequate nutrition and health care.
An adult with whom to form attachment, an adult who can understand and respond to their signals;
Things to look at, touch, hear, smell, taste;
Opportunities to explore their world;
Appropriate language stimulation, support in acquiring new motor, language and thinking skills;
A chance to develop some independence, help in learning how to control their own behavior; and
Opportunities to begin to learn to care for themselves and daily opportunities to play with a variety of objects.
Pre-school aged children, also have the same rights, plus:
Opportunities to develop motor skills;
Encouragement of language through talking, being read to, and singing;
Activities that will develop a sense of mastery;
Experimentation with pre-writing and pre-reading skills;
Hands-on exploration for learning through action; and
Opportunities for taking responsibility and making choices to develop his or her full cognitive, emotional, social and physical potential.
There are two preschool systems in South Africa: one is funded by the DoE and regulated provincially, and the other is independent and run by communities or private bodies
Both the DoE and private programs consist of two main components: pre-grade R and Grade R program. Pre-Grade R program are meant for children between 0-4 years of age, and Grade R (Reception Year) program are meant for 5-6 year old children. Lessons focus on language, mathematics, life skills, technology, arts and culture