ECC gives fur­ni­ture to in­fant school

Jamaica Gleaner - - SPORTS -

MAJESTY GAR­DENS In­fant School re­ceived a do­na­tion of class­room fur­ni­ture from the Early Child­hood Com­mis­sion (ECC) in an of­fi­cial pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony on Oc­to­ber 12. This was made pos­si­ble through a con­tri­bu­tion of US$500.00 from Michelle Grant-Pix­ely, a Ja­maican re­sid­ing in the United States. The do­na­tion is in­tended to sup­port an early child­hood in­sti­tu­tion and pro­vide as­sis­tance to­wards meet­ing the re­quire­ments for cer­ti­fi­ca­tion.

The in­sti­tu­tion re­ceived five desks and 20 chairs, pro­vid­ing much-needed sup­port to the in­sti­tu­tion in ad­her­ing to Stan­dard 5 of the Com­mis­sion’s stan­dards for the op­er­a­tion and man­age­ment of early child­hood in­sti­tu­tions.This stan­dard places em­pha­sis on in­sti­tu­tions’ pro­vi­sion of in­door and out­door equip­ment, fur­nish­ings and sup­plies that are safe, child­friendly and pro­mote op­ti­mal devel­op­ment of chil­dren.

Present at the han­dover cer­e­mony were: Op­po­si­tion Leader Por­tia Simp­son Miller, who is also mem­ber of par­lia­ment for Majesty Gar­dens; Greta Bogues, chair­per­son of the Majesty Gar­dens school board and St An­drew Set­tle­ment; . Tr­isha Wil­liams-Singh, chair­per­son of the board of com­mis­sion­ers at the ECC, along with mem­bers of staff from the com­mis­sion.

ONE STEP CLOSER

Simp­son Miller com­mended the much-needed class­room fur­ni­ture and men­tioned that this do­na­tion would take the one step closer to­wards ob­tain­ing a cer­tifi­cate of reg­is­tra­tion.

“I en­cour­age the com­mu­nity to con­tinue to pro­tect this school and the chil­dren who ben­e­fit from it. Let us en­sure that the chil­dren at the early child­hood level are pro­vided with the req­ui­site sup­port in or­der for them to re­alise their full po­ten­tial,” Simp­son Miller added.

CON­TRIB­UTED

Op­po­si­tion Leader Por­tia Simp­son Miller (sec­ond right) cuts a rib­bon at the pre­sen­ta­tion cer­e­mony of new fur­ni­ture to the Majesty Gar­dens In­fant School in Kingston on Oc­to­ber 12. Par­tic­i­pat­ing in the rib­bon cut­ting are (from left) stu­dent Mailan Wil­son; prin­ci­pal Bev­er­ley Tyn­dale; Chair­per­son of the Early Child­hood Com­mis­sion Tr­isha Wil­liams-Singh; Act­ing Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor of the Early Child­hood Com­mis­sion Kar­lene Des­lan­des; and stu­dent Ri­cardo Wat­son. The fur­ni­ture was de­liv­ered by the com­mis­sion. Simp­son Miller is also mem­ber of par­lia­ment for the area.

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