EMU) – St. Kitts, June 16th, 2017: Young boys and girls from early childhood centres around St. Kitts showcased their talents at a Mega Early Childhood Concert on Wednesday 14th at the Dr. William Connor Primary School. The hard work of the early childhood facilitators, parents and guardians and the children was not in vein. The infants and toddlers wow the crowd as they to sang, dance, recited poems and modelled for the enthusiastic audience. Director of the Early Childhood Development Unit, Mrs. June Wallace elaborated on the importance of nurturing a child’s potential and creating stronger bonds within families by giving insight into the theme “For every child early moments matter is a continuation of the sector’s responsibility to encourage families as well as all early childhood practitioners and the general public, to take their rightful position in assisting in shaping the lives of our nation’s children,” noted Mrs. Wallace.
The Family Food Fair held at the Independence Square, today Friday 16th, is a well-attended feature of Child Month. Patrons took the opportunity to partake in local cuisine and fruit drinks. All proceeds go towards the financing programmes within the Early Childhood Sector.
Child Month, an initiative of the Early Childhood Development Unit of the Ministry of Education, is observed to appreciate children and to recognize them as important and valued members of society.
Other activities scheduled for the month are, Literacy Love Day, during which the general public is encouraged to donate books to any early childhood center on the island, the ECD Football Festival on the 23rd at Warner Park Stadium, ECD Children’s Sports Day on June 27th and the highly anticipated Grand Parade and T-shirt Day on June 30th, commencing at Greenlands.
A new addition has been added to the month-long activities in the form of a boat ride, which will take place on 1st July aboard the Prince Devonte.