A number of parents, practitioners and institutions have been recognized for their contribution to the early childhood education sub-sector in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
This came at the Early Childhood Annual Awards ceremony produced by the Ministry of Education, in partnership with the National Association of Early Childhood Educators, which took place at the Frenches House in Kingstown earlier today.
There were five (5) categories of awards:
Parent of the Year
1st Kendra Samuel (Sunny Hill Preschool)
2nd Shanika Brackin (School Sandy Bay Gospel Chapel)
3rd Telisa Olliviere (Stubbs Preschool)
Practitioner of the Year
1st Karen Westfield (Troumaca Govt Early Childhood Centre)
2nd Chermar Pompey (Sunshine Preschool Overland
3rd Cordella Aberdeen (Marriaqua Govt Early Childhood Centre)
1st South Rivers Methodist Early Childhood Centre
2nd Rainbow Unique Preschool
3rd Bequia Anglican Early Childhood Centre
- 1st District 8
- 2nd District 3
- 3rd District 1
Most Child Friendly School 2018-2019
The Parent Awards went to the parents who not only care for their children but also other children and are always supportive of the early childhood centre that their children attend. The Best Practices Awards were given to the schools that best adhere to the Early Childhood standards and the Practitioners Awards went to preschool teachers who are dependable, responsible and are able to manage the early childhood centres in the absence of the supervisors.
This is the 4th year that the Early Childhood Department within the Ministry of Education hosted a prize giving ceremony to recognise the contributions of those in early childhood education. Awards and certificates were sponsored by businesses in Kingstown.