Early Childhood Development centers ready for school reopening

MMC for Community and Social Development Services Cllr Thabisile Vilakazi inspecting one of the schools

The City of Tshwane Early Childhood Development centers are ready for the reopening of schools on the 15th of February.

MMC for Community and Social Development Services, Cllr Thabisile Vilakazi, went on several oversight visits in Atteridgeville inspecting the readiness of the City-run ECDs. She was looking at compliance in terms of maintenance of facilities, COVID-19 protocols, and security.

“When it comes maintenance, the city has undertaken work that involves the fixing of lights, doors, kitchen equipment, and roof leaks to ensure these sites are safe. These immediate interventions form part of a larger infrastructure refurbishment plan that is divided into three phases,” she said.

The first phase is focused on getting pre-schools ready to open, the second phase looks at further upgrading the centres while they are open, and the third phase is directed towards long-term infrastructure refurbishment and upgrades.

“Our ECDs have also been allocated security guards which will assist in combatting break-ins and vandalism that disrupts the teaching environment.

“We must ensure the safety of both the children and the teachers at these facilities which the security guards will ensure that every individual is screened and sanitized when entering the premises,” she said.

She wished the learners the best of luck as they go back to school and said she hopes they have a productive, safe, and enriching academic year.