Home Visiting Programs and Early Childhood Education
"International research has confirmed that quality early childhood provisions can make a vast difference in the lives of children and that such provisions have the most significant impact for the economically deprived."
In Jamaica, over twenty percent of births are to mother's between the ages of 15-19. In this issue we look at other initiatives throughout the island aiming to impact the lives of young children and who provide early childhood education. The Roving Caregiver's program is a home visiting nurse service that began in Clarendon in 1992 designed to support Jamaica's young mothers. This program teaches teenage mothers how to stimulate their infants through play, childhood development and parent education. Each Rover is assigned to thirty families. These families are also unable to afford daycare and or underestimate the significance of education in a child's development. As a result the importance of early education is enforced in each interaction with every family. Visit the links below to read more about the Rover home visiting program or home visiting programs and its impact on marginalized families.
JAMPACT'S ANNUAL GRAND RAFFLE 2013
Support our capital campaign to rebuild the Maxfield Park Children's Home Basic School. JAMPACT is seeking to raise $7000 with this raffle campaign and your participation is needed. Click Here
for more information and to see raffle prizes.
Maxfield Park Children's Home Basic School houses Kingston's most vulnerable, orphans. These children are in need of a new educational institution. JAMPACT has made rebuilding their current institution its charge.
JAMPACT is looking for more schools to adopt. If you know of any basic school's located in inner city Kingston in need of JAMPACT's contributions. Let us know.
JAMPACT would like to extend condolences to the Grant family on the passing of Mr. Gaston Lloyd Grant. Mr. Grant is the father of Irie Jam Media Group's Vice President Louie Grant. He passed away on March 13, 2013 and funeralized today March 26, 2013.
We wish Louie Grant and his family much comfort and we join in their celebration of the life of Mr. Grant. Our prayers are with you throughout this period.