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 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.
Human Employment and Resource Trust (HEART)/National Training Agency is a statutory agency which provides policy analysis, planning technical assistance, instructor training accreditation, funding, vocational curriculum development, development of training and facilities standards and compilation of labour market information. HEART facilitates and supports TVET Programmes delivered through a network of 13 Vocational Training Centres, 10 Academies, the Jamaica German Automotive School, the National Tool and Engineering Institute and numerous community based and NGO-operated training programmes.
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.
The 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.
The Jamaica Early Childhood Association, formerly known as the Jamaica Basic School Association, is a non-profit organisation that was established to facilitate the integration of the basic schools and day care institutions under an umbrella group.
The Caribbean Child Development Centre is a unit of the School of Continuing Studies of the University of the West Indies. It CCDC has been consistent in pursuing a four-pronged mandate - in research, training, curriculum development and advocacy - related to the conditions and needs of primarily young children and their families in the Caribbean. http://www.caribecd.org.jm/ABOUTUS/CCDC/CCDChome.htm
The Coalition for Community Participation in Governance is an NGO which undertakes training of Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) trainers, public education re hygiene and sanitation and assisting communities to find sanitation solutions. It also addresses issues of governance and community mobilization.