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More early childhood teachers trained, says Reid

Published:Friday | October 26, 2018 | 3:44 PM
Minister of Education, Senator Ruel Reid - File photo

Jodi-Ann Gilpin, Gleaner Writer

Education minister Senator Ruel Reid is reporting that there has been a 45 per cent increase in the number of early childhood practitioners who possess a diploma in teaching or administration.

Reid told the Senate this morning that the ministry is constantly working to modernise the early childhood sector and improve the output of every child.

The education minister also said that a raft of programmes are being implemented to aid in the brain development of children, citing as an example the Jamaica Brain Builders programme.

Reid said such a programme is necessary as a subset of Jamaican children are at risk and require additional services.

He also pointed out that early intervention services are paramount for those at risk of or diagnosed with a disability. 

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