Early Childhood COVID-19 Resources

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The Early Childhood Commission continues to support the development and wellbeing of our children during COVID-19. We are aware of the challenges facing parents and children and their need for continued support. With this in mind, today’s blog is focused on sharing information about some of the resources and activities that are available to support early childhood development in Jamaica.

The ECC’s COVID Corner

The COVID Corner is available on the ECC’s website and it provides information to support parents and guardians, including, information on the protocols for reopening ECIs; tips and information on COVID-19; activity plans for the 0 to 5 cohort; reading videos and tips for parenting.

Please click the link to access the COVID Corner https://ecc.gov.jm/covid-19-corner/

Live Broadcasts to Support Remote Learning

The ECC presents daily live broadcasts on Television Jamaica’s 1SpotMedia – School Time and Public Broadcasting Corporation Jamaica (PBCJ) TV. The broadcasts are presented by early childhood practitioners based on activity plans developed by the Commission and categorized by age groups. Schedule for the daily broadcasts is as follows:

DayTimeAge GroupMedia
Monday7:30 – 9:00 amAges are rotatedPBCJ
Monday7:30 – 8:30 am0 -2 years oldTVJ/1SpotMedia
Tuesday7:30 – 8:30 am2 years oldTVJ/1SpotMedia
Wednesday7:30 – 8:30 am3 years oldTVJ/1SpotMedia
Thursday7:30 – 8:30 am4 years oldTVJ/1SpotMedia
Friday7:30 – 8:30 am5 years oldTVJ/1SpotMedia

Live broadcasts are streamed on 1SpotMedia and can be accessed at https://www.1spotmedia.com/#!/live-stream/5f371d1df7dec975a30e4fa7 and by clicking on the School Time link. 1SpotMedia requires registration and sign in to access content.

Social Media

The ECC is also very active on social media and posts weekly information on COVID-19. The current focus on COVID-19 feature posts that share information to support the reopening of early childhood institutions. Please follow us on social media to get up-to-the-minute information. Our social media handles are:

Facebook – The Early Childhood Commission https://www.facebook.com/www.ecc.gov.jm/

Twitter – @ECCJA

Instagram – earlychildhoodcommission

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