Antony Hart, the latest inductee into the Private Sector Organisation of Jamaica (PSOJ) Hall of Fame, says all Jamaicans should place great importance on early childhood education.
Hart, who has been described as the glue of Montego Bay, St James, also said it is important to incorporate greater use of technology in the teaching and learning process from the early years of a child's development.
"I believe if every child can grasp basic computer skills from very early, then there is a greater possibility for them to be employable later in life," he told The Gleaner after being inducted last Thursday night.
"What we need to do is snatch them from as early as three years old, get them involved, and support them in all their endeavours," said Hart.
Arguing that it is important to get it right from the start, Hart said all Jamaicans should make early childhood education a priority.
"We must focus on getting the children started from very early. For many years, that aspect has been overlooked, but we must foster an environment that values education and make sure that the necessary resources are available to assist our children at that age, because it is at that time that they are most alert," Hart said.