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From left: Minister of Education, the Hon. Ronald Jones, symbolically breaks ground with six-year-old Kiara Sampson of the Gall Hill Community, while Christopher Holder, Chairman and Founder of the Maria Holder Memorial Trust and Shawna Beechley of Architects Cubed, look on.
New deadline: Early childhood development still a priority, says Education Minister
By Ashlee Cox

By 2018, Barbados is hoping to meet 100 per cent capacity for the development of early childhood care.

This comes from Hon. Ronald Jones, Minister of Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, as he spoke at the ground-breaking ceremony of the Nursery School at Gall Hill.

“In Barbados we had committed to satisfying early childhood initiatives by 2015, that was part of what we called the CARICOM initiative, right across the English-speaking Caribbean. That was the goal that was set through CARICOM, the Prime Ministers who meet in the Heads of Government Conference, to satisfy that initiative,” he noted.

“We recently prepared for the UNESCO Barbados total involvement in the programme and the area for which we fell down, in other words we are not going to be able to meet that objective by 2015, that was in the area of early child care development. All the other...

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