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Early childhood practitioners exempt from some fees

Published:Thursday | December 6, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Early childhood practitioners are now exempt from paying for police records, medical records, and food handler's permits.

The announcement was made by Minister of Education, Youth and Information Ruel Reid during the post-Cabinet press briefing at Jamaica House yesterday.

He said that early childhood practitioners who are employed to institutions that have applied for a certificate of registration with the Early Childhood Commission will benefit.

Additionally, Reid said that the practitioners are still required to renew these documents annually to be fully compliant with the requisite legislation.

The costs associated with the documents will be absorbed by the ministries of education, health, and national security. The Early Childhood Commission will monitor the process to ensure that only approved practitioners are exempt from payment.