The National, Monday August 5th, 2013
THERE are not enough qualified early child care minders, says principal of Virtues Child Care Centre, Theresa Boli.
Boli told a graduation ceremony at the IEA college of TAFE last Friday that early child care started with children up to seven years old. She said early child care was the foundation of a nation’s prosperity.
“This industry is important because a child’s brain begins to develop at that age and it enables them to think and make decisions,” she said.
She said by the time a child reached seven, 90% of the brain was already formed.
“That is why it is important to train and educate them so that they can be who we want them to be in the future,” she said.
She said many people did not know the importance of educating children at an early age.