ECD Practitioners Rewarded for hard work


Kimberley – Velia Morris from the Helen Joseph Early Childhood Centre (ECD) was crowned the best ECD practitioner in the province during the recent province ECD award awards held at Flamingo Casino, outside Kimberley.


The event was sponsored by ABSA bank in partnership with the Department of Education.


Morris, who will represent the province at the national competition to be held in Johannesburg later this month, could not hide her excitement said her hard work as finally paid off.


“I have been working hard and learning a lot from my fellow colleagues. I feel honored for having been chosen from many other entrants in the province. I enjoy my work and want to develop my skills. I hope I will also do well at the national competition,” said Morris.


The annual ECD awards aim at recognizing ECD practitioners who are the main role players in the development of learners who are entering the primary education system.


There were two categories in the competition, which were, Best ECD Centre and Best ECD Practitioner. The best ECD centre award went to St Boniface Pre-School.


More than 111 entrants were received for the best practitioner category and 62 ECD sites for best ECD category.