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Welcome to SARAECE

The field of ECE is currently highly fragmented, comprising of small interest groups without a unified voice or vision. There is also a dearth of research in the field to inform both ECE and the education of teachers for ECE.

Universities work in isolation from each other. Teacher education programmes are often criticized for not being fully responsive to the need for teachers to work in multiple, diverse South African education contexts.

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SARAECE President

Dr Giulietta Domenica Harrison


The South African Research Association (SARAECE) is a dream come true for many of us. SARAECE will strive to be a leading voice for ECE investing in improving the well-being, early education and holistic development and potential of all children from birth to nine. We will serve as a catalyst for ECE and intend to be a platform supporting knowledge creation in ECE. We are also committed to become an inclusive, collective and critical voice for the ECE field.

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PIECCE Brochure

PIECCE is the Project for Inclusive Early Childhood Care and Education. This is a multi-sectoral teacher education project that aims to professionalise the sector by developing a standardised framework for the training of ECD practitioners working in Birth to Four


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