Retired Assistant Chief Education Officer, Janice Latty-Morrison has joined the call for more partnerships to assist Early Childhood Institutions (ECIs) to meet certification.

“We have to create an environment where our children are properly socialised,” Latty-Morrison told a gathering at the Certification Ceremony for Genesis Daycare and Learning Centre in Portmore, St Catherine on March 24, 2017.

Genesis Daycare is the first ECI in St Catherine to attain the 12 Legal Operating Standards required by the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) for certification.

VIP Attractions Business Development Manager, Ka-el Clarke pledged her company’s continued assistance in the certification process. VIP Attractions had earlier provided the funding for lighting repairs at Genesis Daycare, enabling the institution to reach certification.

ECC Chairman, Trisha Williams-Singh, in her address, reiterated the need for more partners to come on board to help ECIs in the various parishes across Jamaica.

“If ECIs get the Early Childhood standards right then we can affect the basic values of the society,” she said.

Twenty-eight ECIs have been certified by the ECC. The fourth Regional Certification Fair is planned for Region Six at the Cedar Grove Academy in Portmore, St Catherine on April 28, 2017.

FEATURED PHOTO: Back row L-R: Early Childhood Commission (ECC) field officers Karian Cameron-Hamilton; Simone Ellis-Dixon; Andrea Edwards-Brown; Yvette Edwards-Wilson; Janice Latty-Morrison (retired Education Officer); Carolyn Jackson-Jones; Michelle Dewar-Williams and Tanya Rose-Reid.

Front row: Trisha Williams-Singh (left) Chairman, ECC presents Certificate of Registration to Mrs. Doreen Hayden-Brown, Operator of Genesis Daycare and Learning Centre. The occasion was the Certification Ceremony for Genesis Daycare in Portmore, St. Catherine on March 24, 2017. The school is the first early childhood institution in St. Catherine to attain certification.

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