Early childhood development expert, Dr. Carol Logie, has been appointed to the Board of the Foundation for the Development of Caribbean Children (FDCC). She joins a distinguished team of Caribbean professionals in the first-ever indigenous Foundation focussed on early childhood development.
A native of Trinidad and Tobago, Dr. Logie is the Administrative Director of the University of the West Indies Family Development and Children’s Research Centre and Lecturer at the School of Education, St Augustine campus. She brings thirty years of international and regional experience in the field of early childhood education and has been instrumental in the development of the early education curriculum in Trinidad and Tobago and the wider Caribbean region.
Dr Logie has had an accomplished career, holding the chairmanship of the National Council for Early Childhood Care and Education in Trinidad and Tobago for seven (7) years and currently sits on the Advisory Committee to the Ministry of Education.
A PhD in early childhood education (from Sheffield University), the newest FDCC Director has worked for the Inter-American Development Bank, The World Bank, UNICEF and The Bernard van Leer Foundation. She continues to provide consultancy services to teachers and policy makers in Hong Kong, Europe and the Caribbean, and is the regional representative and Executive Member of The World Forum for Early Childhood Care Education.
The FDCC was launched in late 2011 in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The organisation has transitioned from the Caribbean Child Support Initiative with over 10 years experience in developing and supporting early childhood development services for children 0 to 3 years, specifically from disadvantaged households across the region. CEO and Registrar of the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC), Dr Didacus Jules, is chairman of the FDCC.