ECDU Continues Sensitization Sessions For Re-opening Of Day Care Centres

Basseterre, St. Kitts, July 8, 2020 (ZIZ News):

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The Early Childhood Unit within the Ministry of Education in collaboration with the National Emergency Operation Centre and the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College (CFBC) continued the Health and Hygiene Sensitization Training of early childhood workers to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 in Day Care Centres on Wednesday in a session held at the Victoria Road Pre-School.

The sessions were extended to include teachers, sanitation workers and cooks where demonstrations were made on the use of personal protective equipment, infra-red thermometers and measurements for cleaning solutions.

The demonstrations were done by Lecturer at CFBC, Dr. Julie Blaize and a presentation was made by Dean of the Division of Health Sciences at the CFBC, Dr. Rondalyn Dennis-Bradshaw

Dr. Dennis-Bradshaw spoke of the importance of these sessions as the federation anticipates the reopening of day care centres.

“This training is an important component in the assessment planning and implementation phases for the successful reopening of early childhood centres both public and private,” she said.

Training for supervisors of centres started last week and Dr. Dennis- Bradshaw mentioned the topics that were covered in those sessions.

 “Some of the highlights in our discussions on Tuesday included the screening of children and staff on arrival and identifying a space for isolation, physical distancing and introduction of a log book to assist with contact tracing. We cannot over-emphasize the importance of the need for regular hand washing, physical distancing and wearing of face masks.”

She also gave commendation to Director of the Early Childhood Development Unit, Kimona Browne for coordinating the training sessions.

The sessions will span a period of three weeks and focus on issues of health and hygiene.

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