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Early Childhood Commission aiming to certify 300 schools by 2019

Published:Tuesday | February 28, 2017 | 2:22 PM
Early Childhood Commission (ECC) Chair, Trisha Williams-Singh (left), and Acting Executive Director, ECC, Karlene Degrasse-Deslandes, engage in discussion on sector developments.

The Early Childhood Commission says it is aiming to certify some 300 basic schools by 2019.

There are approximately 2,700 early-childhood institutions in operation across the island.

The Commission is currently targeting 100 early-childhood institutions, with an enrolment of approximately 5,000 children under the initial certification phase which commenced last September and is scheduled to be completed in August 2017.

Chairman of the Early Childhood Commission Board, Trisha Williams-Singh says the commission has partnered with several national and international entities to improve its operational standards including staffing, developmental and educational programmes, nutrition and safety at the early-childhood level.