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ECC gives furniture to infant school

Published:Thursday | October 13, 2016 | 12:00 AM
Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller (second right) cuts a ribbon at the presentation ceremony of new furniture to the Majesty Gardens Infant School in Kingston on October 12. Participating in the ribbon cutting from (left) are student Mailan Wilson; principal Beverley Tyndale; chairperson of the Early Childhood Commission, Trisha Williams-Singh; acting executive director of the Early Childhood Commission, Karlene Deslandes and student Ricardo Watson. The furniture was delivered by the Commission. Simpson Miller is also member of parliament for the constiuency in which the school is located.

Majesty Gardens Infant School received a donation of classroom furniture from the Early Childhood Commission (ECC) in an official presentation ceremony on October 12. This was made possible through a contribution of US$500.00 from Michelle Grant-Pixely, a Jamaican residing in the United States. The donation is intended to support an early childhood institution and provide assistance towards meeting the requirements for certification.

The institution received five desks and 20 chairs, providing much-needed support to the institution in adhering to Standard 5 of the Commission's standards for the operation and management of early childhood institutions.This standard places emphasis on institutions' provision of indoor and outdoor equipment, furnishings and supplies that are safe, child-friendly and promote optimal development of children.

Present at the handover ceremony were: Opposition Leader Portia Simpson Miller, who is also member of parliament for Majesty Gardens; Greta Bogues, chairperson of the Majesty Gardens school board and St Andrew Settlement; . Trisha Williams-Singh, chairperson of the board of commissioners at the ECC, along with members of staff from the commission.




Simpson Miller commended the much-needed classroom furniture and mentioned that this donation would take the one step closer towards obtaining a certificate of registration.

"I encourage the community to continue to protect this school and the children who benefit from it. Let us ensure that the children at the early childhood level are provided with the requisite support in order for them to realise their full potential," Simpson Miller added.