Draft Document to Improve Early Childhood Education

File Photo: Clarice Cotton (standing)

Basseterre, St. Kitts, December 13, 2012 (SKNIS): The National Strategic Plan for Increasing Access to Quality Early Childhood Services has been strengthened after a one day stakeholder consultation held at the NEMA Conference Room on Wednesday (December 12).

The Early Childhood Development Unit (ECDU) hosted the meeting to facilitate views from public and private sector agencies to ensure comprehensiveness of the plan and to strengthen collaboration and coordination between sectors on issues affecting children.

Chief Education Officer Clarice Cotton stated that the Early Childhood Development Unit has long been proactive in providing quality early childhood education. She noted that other countries even travel to St. Kitts to learn from its advancements.

Ms. Cotton expressed that the Ministry of Education has ensured that early childhood education is among its top priorities and the Ministry has in fact dedicated an entire section in its White Paper to its advancement.

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