EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT
The Planning Institute of Jamaica (PIOJ) is a statutory body under the Ministry of Finance which has the mission of leading the process of policy formulation of economic and social issues and external cooperation management to achieve sustainable development for the people of Jamaica.
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Culture has as its mission "To provide a system which secures quality education and training for all persons in Jamaica and achieves effective integration of educational and cultural resources in order to optimise individual and national development"
The Ministry of Health is responsible for ensuring the provision of an adequate, effective and efficient health service for the population of Jamaica. Services are provided through the government’s network of twenty-three (23) hospitals and over three hundred and fifty (350) health centres and specialised institutions.
The Coalition for Better Parenting is an umbrella organisation representing a number of local agencies and organisations which focus on parenting issues.
3D Projects (Dedicated to the Development of Persons with Disabilities) is a registered non-profit company which provides community-based rehabilitation services for persons with disabilities.
National Family Planning Board is a statutory agency of the Ministry of Health and was established in 1973 to deliver family planning and family life education services and to co-ordinate activities of all related agencies offering these services.
Rural Family Support Organisation is a registered non-governmental organisation which operates childcare training, skills training, counseling and remedial education programmes from its base in Clarendon. A flagship programme for RUFAMSO is the Roving Caregivers programme.
Shortwood Teachers College is a teacher training institution in St. Andrew which offers courses in early childhood, primary and secondary education
The Dudley Grant Memorial Trust is a project of the University of the West Indies, Mona campus, and largely plays an advocacy role since its inception in 1989. Its mission is “To be a centre of excellence with the primary function of advocating on behalf of Early Childhood Development in Jamaica.” It has also solicited and administered funds for several projects in early childhood education and development.
The University of the West Indies – The Mona campus of the University of the West Indies, is one of three campuses of this regional institution. It houses the faculties of Humanities and Education, Law, Social Sciences, Medical Sciences and Pure and Applied Sciences.
The National Council on Technical and Vocational Education and Training (NCTVET) is the TVET industry’s quality control monitor. The Council has representatives from both the public and private sectors and is responsible for: Quality Management, Accreditation and Certification. http://www.heart-nta.org/nctvet.htm
Early Childhood Commission is an agency with overall responsibility for early childhood development in Jamaica. It uses an integrated approach to bring all policies, standards and regulations relating to early childhood care, education and development, under one umbrella.