Cotlands was enrolled into the TLC family in 2013. The partnership has since yielded 8 master trainers and over 20 students enlisted to complete their NQ Level 4 ECD training.
"Choosing the TLC program for us was a no brainer . It is an accredited ECD programme that afforded us the flexibility to train our staff at a pace that enabled them to grasp the material fully" -Mealang Van Heerden Cotlands Programme Manager and TLC accredited master trainer.
The TLC trained master trainers have been equipped to retrain Cotlands Early Learning Facilitators (ELFs). Each ELF facilitates 2 early learning playgroups of 20 – 25 children twice a week. The free early learning playgroups are situated in under-resourced communities and are targeted at children who are not receiving any early childhood development services. Every Friday the ELF's meet at their regional offices where they are trained and tested by the master trainers.
The TLC model which is broken into easy to understand models allows the ELF's to learn at their own pace.
"In addition, TLC offers Cotlands on-going support and their genuine willingness to help, makes them one of our most valued partners," added Mealang.