About Mealang Van Heerden

Mealang van Heerden has been working at Cotlands for 16 years. She began her career at Cotlands as a nursery school assistant teacher. She grew in the organisation and soon became principal of the Turffontien Early Childhood Development centre. Mealang then went onto head all Cotlands early childhood development centres nationally. Mealang is now Cotlands’ national programme development manager. Her job entails writing and evaluating ECD material, as well as training staff.

Baby steps for birth to four curriculum

In 2003, 1 252 071 children embarked on their formal school career, these children would become the class of 2014 where the matric pass rate was 75,8%. Yet if we consider of the more than 1 million children who started … Continue reading