4th Annual ECD & Basic Education
Conference 2024

Sustainability from the start

Conference Sponsors

EdShed Phonics and Spelling provides classroom teaching resources and an online spelling and assessment platform for Grades R – 6 aligned to the CAPS curriculum. EdShed Phonics has a complete teaching and assessment solution for Grades R – 2, it includes a daily lesson plan and all the resources necessary for each lesson.

The British Council works directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

We are the world’s leading provider of international education for 3- to 19-year-olds and part of the University of Cambridge.

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MML enables learners to move forward by providing  trusted, quality  educational resources and materials, for a brighter future through learning.

The Consumer Education Project (CEP) is an initiative of Milk South Africa (Milk SA). Milk SA is a voluntary, non-profit company set up to promote the development of the dairy industry. Its’ members are Milk Producer’s Organisation (MPO) and South African Milk Processors Organisation (SAMPRO).

Missing Link Education has been involved in setting up libraries by furnishing shelving, equipment and resources. Their team has set up these libraries most successfully for the past 18 years and have been involved in building toy libraries in various provinces with great success.


The 4th Annual ECD & Basic Education Conference 2024 will bring together teachers, researchers, student teachers and policy makers with a genuine interest in Quality Early Childhood Education and Care and in Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in Early Childhood.

Taking a cross-sector approach, The 4th Annual ECD & Basic Education Conference 2024 is relevant for many professionals working with children from birth to 12 years including early childhood educators, healthcare professionals, child protection professionals, family support workers, child and family counsellors, community workers and program managers to engage in work and dialogue to impact the futures of young children.


About The Conference

In addition to presentations of research and development projects about ESD, and in digital competence, in the early years, there will be study visits to preschools and modern primary schools. The theme will be, “Sustainability from the start: Innovations, Connections, Inspirations,” and will highlight the creativity of early childhood professionals through innovations in programming and management.

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“Children must be taught how to think, not what to think.”

Why You Can Not Miss This Conference:

  • To hear about latest thinking around children’s development and learning
  • To hear from pioneering and well respected early childhood specialists
  • To take part in active reflection, discussion and debate
  • To network with other educators, leaders and settings
  • To gain insight from our partners on the latest resources and business solutions

Topics up for discussion:

  • Evolution of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Policy in South Africa: Legislative Processes and Reforms for Children Ages 0–12
  • Thinking Slow: Taking the longer view about young children, early childhood education and the planet
  • Advancing Education for Sustainable Development for All: The Contribution from the Early Years
  • Study visits to preschools and ECD settings
  • Digital technologies for children with disabilities

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4th Annual ECD & Basic Education Conference 2024

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