Stakeholders in the Early Childhood Education Department are meeting to discuss the Caribbean Early Childhood Development Good Practice Guide.

This is being done at a two-day National Consultation being hosted by the Early Childhood Education Department and the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) at Frenches House.

The Caribbean Early Childhood Good Practice Guide is designed to assist policymakers, planners, officers and practitioners in the field to design and deliver good quality care and learning experiences for children in their countries.

In her remarks at the opening ceremony yesterday morning, Ethny Williams, education officer for Early Childhood Education in the Ministry of Education, stated that there is a need for benchmarks to ensure that the programmes, settings and care given in each early childhood centre is of the highest quality.

Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Education Officer, Mrs. Elizabeth Walker said she was pleased with the turnout of participants at the consultation.

She explained that it is the vision of the Ministry of education and by extension the government to provide access to quality early pre-primary education for all children.

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