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Early-childhood oversight committee announced

Published:Friday | May 5, 2017 | 2:01 PM

Education Minister Senator Ruel Reid has announced the establishment of an Oversight Committee for the early-childhood sector.

The committee to be chaired by Professor Maureen Samms-Vaughn, is tasked with overseeing the development of a comprehensive strategy to revitalise the vision for Jamaican children eight years and younger.

Senatro Reid says he expects that the work of this committee will advance the Early Childhood Development (ECD) sector further towards internationally-accepted levels of quality. 


Education Minister, Ruel Reid.

Senator Reid says the term of the committee will be three years in the first instance and it will be assessed based on its impact and value for continuity.

The committee will report directly to the Minister of Education, Youth and Information which has primary responsibility for children but will collaborate with other Ministries.