Preschool services to disadvantaged children

About Us

About Us

Akkerdoppies Pre-Primary (NPO), situated in the picturesque town of Stellenbosch, offers high-quality, affordable preschool services to disadvantaged children from Idas Valley, Cloetesville and Khayamandi.

Akkerdoppies accommodates children between the ages of 3 months and 6 years old, and teach in both Afrikaans and English. The aim is to get children school-ready by educating and nurturing them. This will in turn enable them to deal with daily challenges and to embrace the advantages offered by formal education in years to come.

Research done by the World Bank has shown that children who participate in well-conceived ECD programs tend to be more successful in later school, are more competent socially and emotionally, and show higher verbal and intellectual development during early childhood than children who are not enrolled in high quality programs.

“Learning is like rowing upstream, not to advance is to fall behind.” ― Chinese Proverb

Akkerdoppies follows a holistic approach addressing children’s development as a whole. The environment promotes development and a dedicated and passionate group of teachers implements a curriculum that is specifically formulated to increase the children’s mental and physical acuity. Children’s nutritional needs are attended to and a sense of morality is instilled in the children, teaching the importance of the six pillars of values:
Trustworthiness, Respect, Caring, Responsibility, Fairness and Citizenship.
Lastly Akkerdoppies offers workshops to the parents, enabling them to contribute positively to the process.

Children participate in a wide range of activities including the service of an Occupational Therapist and a literacy program, namely “Reading Eggs”. The Occupational Therapist is essential in identifying problems in an early phase and together with the teachers, puts strategies in place to address these problems. “Reading Eggs” is an exciting new program that accelerates literacy and comprehension through a variety of fun and challenging puzzles.

The children of Akkerdoppies are surrounded by enthusiastic staff and can express themselves to the fullest in a safe and friendly environment. Akkerdoppies offers everything young children need to fulfill their potential and to help them to eventually become positive contributors to society.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
― Nelson Mandela