Jamaican Mommies by Shanoy Coombs: From Jamaica; for the world
Just taking the oppurtunity to invite you all to a wonderful programme geared towards early childhood education. Do go out and see!
Date: Saturday, November 7, 2009
Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm
Location: Hilton Kingston Hotel, Jamaica
The Roving Caregivers Programme (RCP) is an informal early childhood development programme that seeks to reach children birth to three years of age who do not have access to any formal early childhood education. Early stimulation for children and parenting education form the core of the programme.
RCP addresses the developmental needs of the very young in disadvantaged conditions where children benefit from: quality care and attention, development of basic skills, better health and nutrition, and at the next level, better performance in pre-school and future education.
The RCP originated in Jamaica, and the Caribbean Child Support Initiative (CCSI) has facilitated its replication in four Eastern Caribbean countries – St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada. The intention of the showcase which is being launched in Jamaica and will move to the other islands (Dominica, Grenada and St. Vincent and the Grenadines) is to highlight and demonstrate the RCP model as a viable, cost-efficient and effective option for communities with little or no access to ECD/family support services. It will also serve to inform and influence various stakeholders on the importance of providing access to quality Early Childhood and family support services as a matter of priority.
The showcase will begin with an official opening, and guests will be invited to tour booths that reflect the training, research, stimulation, play, income generation and enterprise development aspects of the RCP.