To improve the quality of early childhood development services, the Government of Jamaica continues to work with public and private sector partners to increase quality early childhood programmes and services within a healthy, safe and nurturing environment at the Early Childhood level.

These services include special education and related services for children with special needs to grow and develop to their full potential.  Since September 25, 2017, the Savanna-la-Mar Inclusive Infant Academy has been a public and private partnership model as it continues to provide early childhood services to children with special needs in Westmoreland, within the county of Cornwall.  This institution serves 99 children, with 21 identified as having special needs and receiving individualized services related to their needs.

Building on this inclusive model and in celebration of the “Year of Early Childhood Development” and to mark “Jamaica 60”, the Early Childhood Commission will be implementing an Early Childhood Development Legacy Project.  The overall objective of the project is to retrofit classrooms in two (2) existing Infant Schools (Jamaica China Goodwill ECI – Olympic Way in Kingston & Jamaica China Goodwill ECI in Morant Bay), in order to support the holistic development of children with special needs along with their peers who do not have special needs.


How can you help?

For our Legacy Project initiative, we would be extremely thankful for monetary or material donations. The following list of material gifts and monetary donations will help us continue our work and move toward creating inclusive surroundings (child-size furniture, toys, and equipment) for children with special needs.


Please note that before donating, we ask that you contact the Early Childhood Commission so that we can guide you with the purchases.



How can you reach us?

Complete the following contact form and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Contact Form (Legacy Project)


Feel free to reach us using the following details:

Phone: (876)-922-6938, (876)-948-9405, (876)-967-7611
Email: communications@ecc.gov.jm
Website: www.ecc.gov.jm
Location: Shops 44-49 Kingston Mall, 8-10 Ocean Blvd, Kingston