Tersia King Learning Academy Pre-School

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.

Message from our Principal

Mrs Rene Bezuidenhout

Message from our Principal

Education is about building character, enriching minds and creating a special environment where each child feels loved, safe, and happy.

I want each child to develop the skills that will help him/her to achieve his/her full potential.
I want to encourage them to:
  • Be curious, ask questions and love to discover the world around them.
  • Develop self-confidence, understand their feelings and realise their own potential.
  • Learn to make friends, have compassion and be sensitive to others to make our community a better place.

As principal, I love to inspire and encourage my staff to become the best teachers that they can be. I aim to enthuse and challenge them to be inventive and imaginative in their day to day tasks. I believe that having quality, inspired and passionate teachers is essential for our school's success.

Our pre-school stands out as a lightbouse in our community because of the team effort of myself, as principal, and my teachers, with the wonderful support of our parents.

Music classes twice a week One-on-one intervention sessions Individual attention

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 the learner 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 being social, emotional, intellectual, aesthetic and physical potential. This is implemented through active participation in a structured programme.

TKLA ECD center

Academics

TKLA life skills
TKLA mathematics subject
TKLA ecd subjects
TKLA ECD Classes

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

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Life Skills – Incorporating a variety of sport-related activities e.g. soccer and netball

Culture

Annual Concert Preparatory School
school general concert
Heritage Day
celebration national calendar day

Cultural Activities

  • Grade R learners take part in the annual concert of the Primary School
  • Celebration of national calendar days e.g. Heritage Day, Family Day, etc.
  • Each term we have a specific “Colour Day” when we collect items for a local charity to teach our learners compassion
  • Other fun days include Funny Hat Day and Slipper/Pyjama Day

Daily Programme

Sports/Music/Movement
TKLA Rest and Story time
TKLA Free Play outside
TKLA ECD Classes

Pre-school daily programme

  • 7:00 – 8:00Arrival and Free Play
    (school starts 7:45)
  • 8:00 - 8:15 Welcome and Toilet Routine
  • 8:15 - 8:30Register, weather and Language Theme discussion
  • 8:30 - 8:45Teacher-guided Maths activity
  • 8:45 - 9:45Group activities: Maths and Creative Arts
  • 9:45 - 9:55 Toilet Routine
  • 9:55 - 10:40Life Skills: Sports/Music/Movement
  • 10:40 – 11:00Lunch time
  • 11:00 - 12:00Free Play outside
  • 12:00 - 12:15Toilet and Snack
  • 12:15 – 12:45Language Activities
  • 12:45 - 13:00Rest and Story time
  • 13:00 - 14:00Home time / One on one
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