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About ECC

The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) was established by the Early Childhood Commission Act (2003), in keeping with the strategic goal of the Government of Jamaica to improve the quality of early childhood care, education and development within the early childhood sector.
5 03, 2019

Early Childhood Commission’s PDI

By |2019-05-02T13:19:37-05:00March 5th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Welcome to The Early Childhood Commission’s 1st Professional Development Institute. Before completing the registration form, please see IMPORTANT information regarding payment: On registration page, tickets prices are outlined in the ticket description. Ensure that payment is [...]

4 02, 2019

Children Are to Be Protected from Abuse

By |2019-02-04T11:47:09-05:00February 4th, 2019|Press Release|

January 18, 2019: The Early Childhood EC Act, 2005 states that “Corporal punishment shall not be inflicted on a child in an Early Childhood Institution” (ECI) (section 16 (1)) and “mechanical or electrical devices shall not [...]

9 01, 2019

Back-to-School Message

By |2019-01-09T09:18:21-05:00January 9th, 2019|Press Release|

January 7, 2019: The Early Childhood Commission wishes all Early Childhood Institutions (ECIs) a safe and productive Easter term as school officially resumes. The Commission remains steadfast in its mandate to provide quality early childhood programmes, [...]

23 11, 2018

Brain Builder Initiative Intensified

By |2018-11-23T16:04:48-05:00November 23rd, 2018|Press Release|

November 21, 2018: The Brain Builders Initiative which focuses on developmentally appropriate Stimulation, Nutrition and Protection for children, 0-3 years has received international support from the Japanese Government through the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The handover [...]

19 10, 2018

ECI Census 2018-19

By |2018-10-23T15:12:53-05:00October 19th, 2018|Research|

The census of Early Childhood Institutions (ECIs) in Jamaica is an annual activity carried out by the Early Child Commission (ECC) to ensure information on institutions and those working in the sector is accurate and current. [...]

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