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Your little ones first steps to a brighter future

Welcome to Jacaranda pre-primary

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We understand that choosing a baby care centre or pre-school that is right for you and your child can be a difficult decision, and, therefore, we believe in creating a loving, secure and homely environment, which helps children make sense of everyday experiences and encourage them to learn.

We have respect for each little one as an individual, and though children are grouped with others of a similar age, we acknowledge that each child’s level of progress and achievement is varied.

Our Services
High-Quality Family-Oriented ECD Services
Our Curriculum
Formal, Structured Curriculum For ECD Education
Our Approach
An Approach Founded On "Care" And Our Eight Core Principles

A Little About Us

Jacaranda Pre-Primary is a early childhood education and development centre par excellence.

We first opened our doors in 1996 as Smiley Kids Roohuiskraal. In early 2015, our school changed its name to support the Jacaranda brand of our Primary school as Jacaranda Pre-Primary and Jacaranda College as a symbiotic nature.

the foundations of future learning

Why is ecd (early childhood development) important

Children are already learning at birth, and they develop and learn at a rapid pace in their early years. This provides a critical foundation for lifelong progress, and the adults who provide for the care and education of children from birth through age 8 bear a great responsibility for their health,
development, and learning.

Young children thrive when they have secure, positive relationships with adults who are knowledgeable about how to support their development and learning. The science of child development and early learning makes clear the importance and complexity of working with young children from infancy through the early primary years. 

Research has also shown that much more is going on cognitively, socially, and emotionally in young children – including infants – than scientists or care and education professionals previously knew. Even in their earliest years, children are starting to learn about their world in sophisticated ways that are not always reflected in their outward behaviour. Learning and development for young children are both rapid and cumulative, continuously laying a foundation for later learning. 

Learning starts from birth

From the time they are born, children begin learning. Most of what they will learn how to do socially, emotionally, academically and behaviorally will come through imitating others.

Early Childhood Development impacts children’s social and emotional health

Early Childhood educators have the important
responsibility of helping children learn key social and
emotional coping skills. First time separation from
parents, group participation and cooperation,
problem-solving through compromise, and sharing
are important traits that children need to learn.

A focus on Early Childhood Development lays a foundation for a child’s future educational career

Research continually shows that children who receive early childhood educational opportunities are more successful on average as they continue in their educational and professional futures.

Early Childhood educators can help parents identify a child’s learning concerns and needs earlier on and find the appropriate mediations from the start

When it comes to your children, there is no one-size-fits-all learning style that will guarantee academic success. As the education system continues to adapt and improve to better assist students with the learning process, the need to address special learning needs and accommodations becomes more evident.

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Our difference

Our individualised programs allow children to reach their full potential in all areas of development. We provide a stimulus for physical, emotional, social, creative and intellectual development – addressing all the domains of early childhood development. 

We provide carefully planned activities where play is structured and meaningful, but also spontaneous play experiences where the emphasis is on imagination, socialization and on speaking and listening. 

Contact us

Our Contact Details

Physical Address
57 Skimmer Street
The Reeds
Centurion, 0157
Phone & Email

Phone: (012) 661-9222
schools@jacarandacollege.co.za reception@jacarandacollege.co.za

Open Hours

Monday – Friday
08.30 – 18.30
Weekend Closed