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Kingstown Day Nursery reopens

Kingstown Day Nursery reopens

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The importance of early childhood education to the overall development of the child was heavily emphasized as the oldest nursery in Kingstown reopened its doors.{{more}}

The Kingstown Day Nursery and Preschool reopened its doors on Monday, June 28, 2010, during a launching ceremony at the school at Rose Place.

Giving the feature address at the launch, Nichole Herbert, Clerk of the House of Assembly, stressed on the importance of early childhood institutions such as the nursery and preschool which prepare children for life in general.

Congratulating the school on its achievements, Herbert mentioned that the school has progressed during its fifty plus years of operation. “The nursery has progressed, moved forward to cater to the needs of the community,” she stated.

Herbert added that early childhood institutions like the Kingstown Day Nursery assist in a child’s overall development as children who attend preschool are more likely to excel at primary and secondary school. “Children in preschool learn how to learn,” she said.

Noting that young children are more articulate and perceptive today than during the time that she went to school, Herbert stated that it was because of the “advent of the preschools with formalized training.”

Remarks were also made by member of the Board of Directors of the Nursery, Kathryn Cyrus, who gave a brief background of the institution. Congratulations also came from the area’s Parliamentary Representative, Rene Baptiste, who also encouraged younger persons to consider early childhood education as a career option.

Remarks were also made by Minister of Rural Transformation, Information, Ecclesiastical Affairs and Postal Services, Selmon Walters, and other officials who collaborated in the effort to rebuild the school.

The Day Nursery was reopened after undergoing major renovations financed by the Basic Needs Trust Fund.