When Caribbean governments ratified the Rights of the Child (1998) and committed to a Caribbean Plan of Action (1997-2002), early childhood development (ECD) changed from a welfare matter to being a citizen entitlement.
Today across the region, there are excellent education reform programmes at tertiary, secondary and primary levels…but not at pre-school level.
For citizen entitlement – to correctly prioritise the rights of young children – we need to give support to families and communities, build knowledge and understanding, and strengthen national and regional policy frameworks.
This is the work of the Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC).
The CCSI, from which the FDCC evolved, supported initiatives that have already shaped over 10,000 Caribbean children
Facilitating research and sharing knowledge
Correctly prioritising citizen entitleme