Educators participate in Child-Friendly School Workshop

(ZIZ)– Key individuals in the education sector came together last week to participate in a Child-Friendly School Workshop which focused on evaluating and monitoring schools and classrooms.

Education officers, staff of the Curriculum Development Unit and members of the Early Childhood Department were all present at the workshop.

Chief Education Officer, Clarice Cotton, stated that since its inception in St. Kitts and Nevis, the Child-Friendly School Initiative has made headway in enhancing the quality of education.

She noted that the initiative focuses on enhancing the school climate, the relationship between the school and the community, the empowerment of students, the beautifying of school environments and the engagement of students.

The workshop equipped the participants with tools to produce documents that will help education officials in St. Kitts and Nevis monitor and evaluate schools and classrooms.

Principal Education Officer in Nevis, Palsy Wilkin said she was pleased with the initiative which seeks to create positive, safe, healthy learning environments where all children reach their full potential.

The Child-Friendly Schools Initiative has now been piloted in 14 schools in St. Kitts and Nevis.

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