LOFOB is the only Early Childhood Development centre in the country catering to both home and centre based preschool children from birth. The service has been operating since 1988.
Our infant stimulation programme supports parents through home based stimulatory and age and stage specific development programmes. Parents are guided on techniques, approaches and activities to implement in their homes to prepare children for life. Crawling, walking, play and independence skills forms the basis of these programmes.
LOFOB’s preschool centre is located in Grassy Park. Children are collected daily with LOFOB transport and participate in educational, creative, sensory development programmes, baking activities, physical education, braille and orientation and mobility. Educational excursions include visits to animal farms, Fire Stations and boat trips. This opportunity to improve sensory awareness is promoted through these outings. Our pre-school camp forms part of our recreation programme at the beginning of each year.
Our social worker offers support to parents and caregivers on many matters including childcare grants.
Our skills developer specialises in the introduction to braille.
We offer support to blind and visually impaired learners and educators in mainstream schools: