The introduction of the B.Ed - ECD/ FP programme has come about as part of the restructuring process of the Faculty!s programme qualification mix (PQM). The vision of the institution entails, inter alia, the provision of programmes that are relevant to the needs and expectations of the community it serves. It is envisaged that this programme will meet the needs of the community and those of the Department of Education (as the majority employer of our graduates) by producing specialised ECD and Foundation Phase educators for the national curriculum. The closing down of colleges of education created a challenge for students who intend to be educators for Early Childhood Development and Foundation phase learners. This programme is intended to fill that gap.