‘Foster quality approach for ECE’

SOCIETY needs to foster quality approaches for early childhood care and education to ensure access to quality education, says Tevita Wara of the Ministry of Women, Children and Poverty Alleviation.

In addressing the ECE week celebration at Labasa Sangam Kindergarten yesterday, Mr Wara, the ministry’s child welfare officer, said such approach was imperative to prepare children for the education journey.

“Early childhood education is everyone’s responsibility and whatever experiences and insights we have shared together this week, will be practiced in our respective homes, schools, villages and communities,” he said.

“Early childhood education is a cornerstone to the success of the Fijian education system and stakeholders are working together to bring about quality education and care to the children.

“A child’s early years are very important and they provide the foundation for the rest of their lives.”

Mr Wara also reminded parents that nurturing children well and providing quality care would result in a better society for all.

“When we invest in care and education in the early years of a child’s life, it will definitely have greater returns for the child and society at large,” he said.

“As we’re planning and investing for a lifetime, it’s everyone’s responsibility to see that children are provided quality care, development and education.

“The time to act is now and we must act different for our children.”

Students of Vuo Kindergarten were reminded about the importance of obedience and working with their parents to achieve a successful future.

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