The foundation phase is very important because that's when these little brains are at their most receptive.
Investing in quality ECD shows a 7-10% ROI
We've got to stop thinking about ECD as social welfare and think about it as a really important part of when preparations for knowledge, for skills, for character actually happens.
Children’s Defence Fund. Ben Bernanke: Investing in Early Childhood programs promise big returns. (video). 2013. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SQbo9nZSYw Date of access: 10 March 2018.
The World Bank. 2010. Early Childhood Development. http://siteresources.worldbank.org/ EXTAFRREGTOPEDUCATION/Resources/444707-1291071725351/ECCD-factsheet-final.pdf Date of access: 10 March 2018.
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