Chief Education Officer, Lou Ann Gilchrist has emphasized the importance of establishing a strong foundation, to ensure that the nation’s children grow into healthy, productive citizens.
Miss Gilchrist made the point, as she addressed participants at the start of workshop on Early Childhood Education on Tuesday June 9th.
She said the enabling circumstances need to be in place to ensure that this foundation is laid
Miss Gilchrist said that it is the government’s responsibility to enhance the life chances of all children of the nation. In this regard, she said, the government in 2009 established 9 early childhood development centres and in 2012 with UNICEF financing, conducted training and an assessment of early learning environments. She added that there are other aspects of children’s development that need to be focused on.