More than 150 million children under the age of five in developing countries do not have access to early childhood education. Investing in early childhood development is one of the smartest investments a country can make.
The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) will celebrate a major milestone on Thursday, July 14 by hosting its first Certification Ceremony for Early Childhood Institutions (ECIs) that have attained the required standards for operation.
The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) has taken steps to restructure its registration process to better enable all early childhood institutions (ECIs) to meet the required standards for operation. Registrar at the ECC, Marlene Turner, will head [...]
If the Zika Virus enters your body, you may become sick.
The Ministry of Health has heightened its alert for the introduction of the Zika Virus to Jamaica. The Ministry of Education as a result, is scaling up its response to ensure that all educational institutions take the necessary steps to prevent and/or prepare for the imminent threat of the Zika Virus into the island.
This Reader Friendly Guide to the National Strategic Plan (NSP) for Early Childhood Development is a publication of the Information, Education and Communications Department of the Early Childhood Commission.
In 2004, principals from our partner schools — Bridgeport Infant School, Marlin Avenue Basic School, Portmore Daycare Centre, Silverstone Basic School and Sabina Basic Schools traveled to Toronto on a study tour. During the tour we began discussions along with members of the Early Childhood Commission and the Ministry of Education and Youth about the creation of a Best Practices document.
Early childhood describes the period in a child’s life between birth and eight years of age. It is the most rapid period of development in human life and a child’s experience during this period has an enormous impact on the health, cognitive development, educational attainment, socialisation and productivity of older children and adults.
The Resource Book has been compiled to assist you, the practitioners and other relevant stakeholders, with your curricular activity plans. It is a supplemental guide that accompanies the Jamaica Early Childhood Curriculum For Children Birth to Five Years Old.