The Early Childhood Department in the Ministry of Education, Ecclesiastical Affairs & National Reconciliation, is holding its second Award and Prize-giving Ceremony to conclude the Child Month Activities of 2017.

The Ceremony will take place at Frenches House at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday 15th June. The aim is to recognize the sterling contribution of Early Childhood Practitioners to the Early Childhood Subsector, as well as to encourage continued quality services that are being offered by the numerous preschools and daycare centres throughout Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

A number of preschools participated in the Best Practices Competition. In this competition, a video was made based on observations of the many preschools and the judging criteria which was focused on assessment of whether the preschool was child-friendly; the indoor and outdoor environment; the awareness of the teachers of the needs of the children; and their interaction with the children.

In addition, recognition will be given to parents whose involvement in the Parent Teacher’s Association is highly commendable; and the level of support given, emotionally, financially and physically; is extremely high.

Overall, as the Ministry of Education continues its final preparation to publish the Early Childhood Standards and Regulations, it is hoped that this activity enables preschools, across Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, to raise the standard of operations, and the quality of services offered to the general public.

Patrons are expected to be seated by 9:15 a.m. and the media is invited to cover same.



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