Early Childhood Commission
The Early Childhood Commission is an agency of the Ministry of Education and Youth, established by the Early Childhood Commission Act of 2003. Born out of the need for a long-term vision and plan for a comprehensive delivery of early childhood programmes and services, the Commission was established as the agency with overall responsibility for early childhood development (ECD) in Jamaica. Using an integrated approach, the Commission, brings under one umbrella, all the policies and standards pertaining to early childhood development. It also maximizes the use of limited resources by ensuring a more cohesive delivery of services.