Helping the working Mom's of Mooiplaats
The daycare operates in the informal settlement called Mooiplaats or Spruit.
It serves ±65 children, ages 2 to 6yrs old;
SMILE provides training material to the ladies of the community working at the daycare, which ensures that caretakers use a curriculum provided by Smile.
The curriculum address development in various ways:
- art time – theme of the week and art projects;
- gross motor development stations;
- water play;
- musical instruments;
- music and movement
- and more.
SMILE contributes towards the following to help sustain the day care:
- cleaning detergents,
- buildings and furniture + maintenance;
- Training: Early Childhood Development, first aid,fire fighting, etc.
- Toilets (portable since no municipal services are rendered)
Adopt-A-Smile: Monthly contributions by various donors aids families who struggle with school fees as well as where more than one child attends the daycare.