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Child Rights Education Project

2017 marked the eighth year of the UNICEF-supported Child Rights Education Project, particularly the Child Rights Training of the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), a sustainability initiative”.

UNICEF continues to  provide support for JCF’s rights-based capacity building, entitled JCF Child Rights Sustainability Initiative, provides for CCDC’s technical input in the design and development of a sustainable Child Rights Education and Training Framework within the National Police College of Jamaica. It includes

  • streamlining the Child Rights & Responsibilities Training Programme into the National Police College of Jamaica’s curricula (across basic, probationary and in-service training levels) in keeping the with Child Interaction Policy and Procedures being developed;
  • expansion of corps of Police (training of an additional 60 Child Rights Trainers); 
  • development of teaching and learning resources, and job aids
  • cascading rights-based performance monitoring within existing performance management; and,
  • rights-based programming throughout operations and administration

Project teams are working on operationalizing the Child Interaction Policy and Procedures in three main areas; training, programming and monitoring and evaluation. UNICEF provided additional support, expanding the scope of the worktoprovide technical assistance for the development of a Multi-Agency Response to Child Abuse, led by the JCF (PRDB and CISOCA), in partnership with OCA, CDA, OCR, and Victim Support Division (MoJ).

Re-establishment of a model early childhood institution

CCDC continues to do the weekly early childhood activities page for the National Baking Foundation. The features appear each Sunday in The Sunday Observer.

CCDC also continues to work with The Dudley Grant Memorial Trust on an early childhood STEAM project funded by the GraceKennedy Foundation

 

Early Childhood Education Continuing Education

CCDC assisted with the development of the Early Childhood Education Continuing Education Unit programme for APAD to be delivered both face to face and online.

 

The UWI Open Campus Early Childhood Centres of Excellence

During this academic year, CCDC started the transformation of the Open Campus early childhood institutions into laboratory preschools. A company, The UWI OC Early Childhood Centres of Excellence Ltd, is in the process of being registered in Jamaica, and will also be registered in  Antigua and Trinidad and Tobago.

 

The Transitional Living Project for Children in State Care Project (TLP-CSC)

The Transitional Living Project for Children in State Care Project (TLP-CSC) CCDC continues to assist CDA with the vocational skills workshop for children leaving states care and the ‘Life Skills for Independent Living: Training of Trainers’ Workshops. This workshops form part of The Transitional Living Project for Children in State Care Project (TLP-CSC) that was implemented by The UWI Open Campus’ Caribbean Child Development Centre (CCDC) in collaboration with the Child Development Agency (CDA) as part of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Development Grants Programme.The Grant Agreement was signed by representatives from The UWI Open Campus and the USAID on August 27, 2014.