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Early Childhood Assistance Programme Funding Application Period Begins

Community Notices 04 Mar, 2020 Follow News

Early Childhood Assistance Programme Funding Application Period Begins

The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands (MEYSAL) is now accepting applications for the Early Childhood Assistance Programme (ECAP) for the period from 1 September 2020 through 30 June 2021.

The programme which assists parents/guardians with the payment of fees at early childhood centres is open to Caymanian children who turn three years old before 1 September 2020 and who meet the means testing requirements as set out in the application form.

To apply, download application forms from www.education.gov.ky or collect forms from the Government Administration Building, the Department of Education Services and all early childhood centres. Forms can also be requested via email at ecap@gov.ky.

Completed application forms must be accompanied by a copy of the child’s birth certificate, proof of the child’s nationality, a copy of the parents’ valid photo identification, as well as proof of income. Detailed information regarding supporting documentation can be found on the application form.

Submit all completed application forms and required documentation directly to the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Unit located on the 2nd Floor of the Government Administration Building, or via email at ecap@gov.ky.

The ECCE Unit will process all applications upon receipt to ensure that all the required information has been submitted. Members of the Oversight Committee will then review the submissions, and make a decision based on the set criteria.

Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their applications before 1 September.

For more information about ECAP, please contact ECCE Officer, Reneè Barnes by telephone on 244-5735, or by email at ecap@gov.ky.

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