First Step Early Childhood Institution

First Step Early Childhood Institution was established in September 6, 1999 by Rev. William Perkins on land donated to the community by Mr. Clifton Bent. The institution at the time of inception employed two staff members and one cook. Currently the staff complement includes 5 staff members (four practitioners and other support staff (janitor and grounds-man) with Rev. William Perkins serving as the school’s chairman.

The institution (which adjoins the United Evangelical Mission Outreach Church) is built on approximately ¼ acre of land in the farming community of Gratto Hill, Top Hill, and St. Elizabeth.

The structure is constructed of concrete with zinc roofing and slab (concrete) in some areas. Four classrooms, a sick bay, lunch room, resource room, administrative office, well maintained outdoors equipment play areas and separate bathroom facilities for staff members and children are available at the institution.Address:          Top Hill District, St. Elizabeth

Operator:         Mr. William Perkins /Mrs. Charmaine Dennis Treasure

Telephone:      875-4014/ 963-1941 / 588-8593

Email:              firststepeci@yahoo.comNEEDS:

  • 10 sleeping mats
  • Developmentally appropriate toys such as bats, balls hula hoops, skipping ropes, puzzles and building blocks.
  • 1 CD player and educational CDs to support children’s language development.
  • Five (5) additional teachers are needed to satisfy the teacher pupil ratio of 1:10
  • Safety rails at the rear of upper floor.

First Step Early Childhood Institution

Personal Info

In order to make an offline donation, please complete the form above and select "Donate Now" then follow these instructions:

Cash/Cheque Donations

  1. Make cheque payable to "The Early Childhood Commission"
  2. **Deposit cash or cheque to NCB Duke Street Branch A/C# 061043098

Online/Wire Transfer Donations

Please make deposits to the following account:

Bank Name: National Commercial Bank
Bank Address: 37 Duke Street, Kingston, Jamaica
Account Name: Early Childhood Commission
Account Type: Current/Checking
Account No.: 061043098
Swift Code /Bic No.: JNCBJMKX
Transit No.: 00006077
Country: Jamaica
  • After deposits have been made, send an email to with the following information:
    • Name of donor
    • Donation amount
    • Selected ECI
    • Scanned copy of receipt

To donate in “kind”, you may send an email to or contact Monique Pryce at 876-499-2303 for further information.

**You may choose to drop off donations at the Early Childhood Commission's head office located at:

Shop 44-49, Kingston Mall,
8-10 Ocean Boulevard,
Kingston, Jamaica

Donation Total: j$ 500.00