Today was a day of paying it forward! As a result of a group of our friends painting and kitting out a room at the Hillbrow Clinic rehab section a few weeks back, those same OT and speech therapy staff who had received the gift, paid it forward to the CENTRAL METHODIST CHURCH creche staff today, by starting a 3-day workshop in Early Childhood Development for them.
This will include not only a detailed analysis of milestones from birth to 6 years but also working out a daily schedule of teaching for them and their kids. On Wednesday they will also make toys for their kids' development and stimulation out of waste materials they have collected. Then on Thursday the moms will have a chance to learn how to better play with their children and teach them in the early years. I enjoyed seeing the enthusiasm of both the clinic and the creche staff ladies as they looked forward to the implementation of these new ideas in their daily programme. They currently teach/care for 59 kids from the area.
Narushka giving some stimulation to a 10 month old baby...