Antigua delegation pleased with Early Childhood Development programme

ZIZ News…April 1, 2010 – During the week of the 22 – 26 March a two member delegation from the Early Childhood Unit in Antigua was in St Kitts attached to the Early Childhood Development Unit for on-the-spot training in the Registration and Licensing procedures for the establishment of Early Childhood Centres.

The persons were Ms Sharon James Chairman of the Early Childhood Council and Ms Althea DeSuza the Early Childhood Licensing Officer.

The National Co-ordinator for Early Childhood in St Kitts and Nevis Mrs Vanta Walters told ZIZ news that the visit of the Antiguans was a follow up to the three days of training she conducted in Antigua as they prepare to introduce the registration and licensing of their Early Childhood Centres.

Mrs Walters further informed that during the visit of the delegation to St Kitts courtesy calls were made on the Education Planner Mr Quinton Morton and the Director of Curriculum Development Ms Ruth Thomas.

They also visited the Teacher Resource Centre and several other preschools and nurseries. The visitors accompanied the Resource Teachers Rosalind Warner-Otto and Valerie Dolphin to the centres that were being assessed for licensing to get the practical experience of this exercise.

Before leaving the Federation both Ms DeSuza and Ms James gave feedback of their experience here in a meeting with Mrs Walters and her staff during which they expressed how impressed they were with the early childhood programme in St Kitts and Nevis and how very useful and informative their visit was.

They will take back lots of ideas which they can incorporate into their country’s early childhood programme.

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