Early Childhood Development Unit Feeds the public to celebrate Child Month

Early Childhood Unit workers serving the public in Independence Square

ZIZ NEWSROOM, BASSETERRE, JUNE 17, 2011 – The Early Childhood Development Unit has registered a successful food fair as part of its 2011 Child Month celebration.

The theme for this year’s Child Month activities is “Strong Programmes + Strong Families + Strong Communities = Well Rounded Children,” but today it was a “strong society” that was on display.

Dozens of nationals and visitors, including ministers of government, lined up to be served their local food and drinks at the food fair.

Research teacher at the Early Childhood Development Unit, Valerie Dolphin commended the public for its support of the fair.

“As usual it has always been very well-supported by the public and today is no exception. People have come out in their numbers to show their support of the Early Childhood food fair,” she said.

Mrs. Dolphin says there are two other major activities for the month long celebration.

“We are having our children’s concert at Carnival Village on Tuesday evening at 6pm and we’re inviting the general public to come out and support us and the children. There’ll be quite a wide variety of performances. We’ll have dances, modeling, poetry, singing and some folklore. And this year we’re having adult participation because it speaks to our theme where we mention ‘Strong Families’ so we’ll have strong family support and participation at the concert. Also we’re having a grand finale, which is our parade on Friday 24th, starting at Greenlands pasture,” she said.

According to Mrs. Dolphin, Early Childhood workers will also be participating in a limited overs cricket match on June 30, at the Patsy Allers Playing Field.

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