Early Child Development specialist. 40 year history of educating children, training ECD practitioners and interventions with parents to promote psychological development; socio-emotional and cognitive development as well as emergent literacy. Current focus on interventions with disadvantaged parents and the promotion of psychological development of parent and child as well as emergent literacy. Currently studying at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Completed a portfolio for the Recognition of Prior Learning against a Masters in Education and working on a research proposal. Also involved in presenting funded workshops for parents as well as working with a NGO that provides a homework programme for disadvantaged primary school children to try to assist them to remain at school.