Last Thursday, 10 October, the Department of Education Services (DES) officially opened the nursery located on the grounds of the Creek and Spot Bay Infant School.
The nursery which opened its doors on 1 October 2019, is a part of a Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands (MEYSAL) funded pilot project that allows children who have turned age three as at 1 September 2019 to have the opportunity to attend nursery school.
“I am pleased to officially open this extension to the Creek & Spot Bay Infant School, which will cater to three and four year old students. This nursery is not confined to catchment areas and it offers an open enrollment for students as soon as they attain three years of age,” remarked the Honourable Juliana O’Connor-Connolly, Minister for Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands (MEYSAL) during her address.
“I am also delighted that the nursery will allow students an opportunity of engaging in an academic play based curriculum that will better prepare them to transition into the newly adapted English curriculum.”
Specific areas to be taught as part of this curriculum will include literacy, mathematics, understanding the world, expressive arts and design, with due care and attention being paid to the students’ personal, social and emotional development, communication and language and physical development.
For more information on this program, please contact Adrian Jones, Acting Senior School Improvement Officer for Cayman Brac and Little Cayman by telephone at 948-0356, or by email at Adrian.Jones @gov.ky.
|Education Minister Hon Juliana O'Connor-Connolly (front) officially opens the nursery at the Creek and Spot Bay Infant School. She is joined by Councillor Barbara Connolly (left), Councillor David Wight (2nd left) Deputy Premier & Minister Hon Moses Kirkconnell, (3rd left), and MEYSAL Chief Officer Cetonya Cacho (right)|