ECC Moving to Certify Early-Childhood Institutions
The Early Childhood Commission (ECC) is moving to certify the 2,513 early-childhood institutions (ECIs) that have applied to be registered.
Education, Youth and Information Minister, Senator the Hon. Ruel Reid, says 17 have already been certified and that the ECC is reviewing the applications of the remaining 2,496 institutions.
Brain Builders Programme Launched
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Information, in partnership with the Early Childhood Commission (ECC), has launched the Jamaica Brain Builders Programme at a cost of approximately $540 million.
Under this initiative, the ECC will be responsible for establishing 126 ‘Brain Builder Centres’, with two in each constituency across the island.
Executive Director of the ECC, Karlene DeGrasse-Deslandes, said the new programme will help Jamaica with the development of the early childhood sector. Early-childhood development is one of the most recognised means of helping to build a country by reducing the negative effects affecting the society. I thank the Minister for taking it on,” she said.