- Early Childhood Development graduates ready to administer skills as practitioners.
The smiles on the faces of the women in the picture, will remain bright going forward thanks to the Board of Industrial Training (BIT). The Early Childhood Development programme comes with a cost at several institutions, but it is the mandate of the Government of Guyana, through BIT to ensure citizens become certified in technical and vocational skills without a cost.
These ladies did the work, spent time in classrooms and grasped the importance of Early Childhood Development (ECD) programme, a much-needed resource to alleviate the worry of public servants who must leave their children in the care of caregivers.
The Early Childhood Development programme offered is not gender bias and do not have an age limit, but the course provided all prospective trainees with professional training at a post- secondary level offered to prepare its beneficiaries to pursue further studies in the field of Early Childhood Development.
Happily, the management of BIT can say that our ECD beneficiaries are well rounded and prepared to develop the industry.
Touching on the history of the programme, it first started in October 2020, with one hundred and sixty (160) trainees and to present, certified 350 practitioners all guided by Coordinator, Ms. Lavern Thorne, to this very day. Participants poured in from various regions, such as, 2,3,4,5,6,7,9 and 10 for the programme.
The course focuses on Foundation of Child Development, Basic Communication Skills, Introduction to Health Education, Teaching Clinic, Working with Parents and Local Community, Orientation to the Early Childhood Education Profession, Curriculum for young children and Teaching Placement.
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