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Child Focus I (1996 - 1999)

Funded by the World Bank. Directed jointly by Rose Davies (Institute of Education) and Janet Brown (Caribbean Child Development Centre). 

Notable achievements from this project include the following:
  • Established an Early Childhood Resource Centre at the UWI under the aegis of the Institute of Education
  • A training and accreditation system for early childhood workers at levels 1–3 has been developed through NCTVET.
  • A manual of occupational standards for early childhood was developed in collaboration with the National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET) and HEART Trust/National Training Agency. 
  • The manual developed (above) is internationally recognized and is being promoted as a model by the World Bank.
  • Daycare and Preschool units have been merged under one umbrella.

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