In the seven weeks prior to our team’s arrival in Cape Town, extensive research was done surrounding the themes of our project. The main focus of our background research was on topics of early childhood development. At the time, this research was done to educate ourselves on these topics in the hope of spreading our knowledge to other projects teams of the Cape Town Project Centre in the present and in the future.

The four major themes our team developed based on our prep-term research are Challenges of Early Childhood Development, Models of Early Childhood Development, Resources for South African Crèches, and South African Government Regulations and Policies for Registration of Early Childhood Development Centres. Follow the links above to read more about our background research on each theme. A summary of the four themes can be found here through a visual created by our team.

To view the references from our background research, click here.