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Early Childhood Assistance Programme Funding Application Period Begins

Community Notices 19 Mar, 2021 Follow News

Nursery at Creek & Spot Bay Primary School

The Ministry of Education, Youth, Sports, Agriculture and Lands (MEYSAL) is now accepting Early Childhood Assistance Programme (ECAP) funding applications for the 2021/2022 academic year.

The ECAP 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 2021 and meet the means testing requirements as set out in the application form.

To apply for funding, download the application form from http://www.education.gov.ky/portal/pls/portal/docs/1/13054562.PDF or collect forms from the Government Administration Building, the Department of Education Services or early childhood centres across Grand Cayman. Forms can also be requested via email at ecap@gov.ky.

Submit completed application forms along with a copy of the child’s birth certificate, proof of the child’s Caymanian Status, a copy of the parents’ valid Government issued photo identification, and proof of income. More detailed information regarding supporting documentation can be found on the application form.

Completed application forms and required documentation may be submitted directly to the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Unit located on the 2nd Floor of the Government Administration Building or via email to 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 base their final decision 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 Darbra Bodden by telephone on 244-3155 or by email at ecap@gov.ky.

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