The Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC)

In June 2011, the Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC) was established to replace the CSI and the CCSI, respectively.


Proposal for the creation of the FDCC

An advisory committee was set up to explore the future of the CCSI and the direction which it should take. Upon careful examination of its progress and accomplishments it was found that the Iniative's services and impact were highly valued by governments and other interested parties in the region. As a result, the advisory committee proposed the creation of the Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC) to continue to help meet gaps in the Caribbean early childhood development (ECD) sector.


Roving Caregivers Programme (RCP)

The flagship family and community intervention was the Roving Caregivers Programme (RCP) which was piloted and now operates in Dominica, Grenada, St Lucia, and St Vincent and the Grenadines, and replicated in Belize. Tobago also had a small pilot in 2005 – 2006.


Embedding of the Roving Caregivers Programme (RCP) begins

The Caribbean Child Support Initiative (CCSI) forged links and relationships with governments, NGOs and universities in the region and began embedding the pilot RCPs.

2005 – 2006

RCP pilot in Tobago

There was a small Roving Caregivers Programme pilot in Tobago during this period

2002 – 2011


BvLF funding began in 2002 (with funding to end in December 2011) and the BvLF adopted a coordinated, regional approach to managing its projects within the Caribbean. It was systematic and strategic in its initiatives which addressed issues relevant to poor parenting practices and inadequate cognitive stimulation of young children living in difficult social and economic circumstances. With a country-specific focus, the Caribbean Support Initiative (CSI), and later the Caribbean Child Support Initiative (CCSI), delivered a programmatic approach to help build common methods, regional policy and advocacy within the Caribbean. This enabled Caribbean early childhood development (ECD) specialists to develop region-specific perspectives, not just fall in line with international discourse.


Caribbean Child Support Initiative (CCSI)

The Caribbean Child Support Initiative (CCSI) - designed to review the status of parenting practices and education in seven countries in search of a successful, replicable model - was established.