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Early Childhood Development refers to that period in an individual’s life from zero to eight years during which the foundation for life is set.  It is within these early years that character, confidence, values and resilience to name a few are formed. 

The Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development through the Office for Early Childhood Education and guided by Statutory Rules and Regulations (S.R.O) No. 39 of 2003, is charged with the responsibility of regulating all                     Early Childhood Development facilities, both daycares and preschools, on the island.  There is also a Council on Early Childhood Education a multidisciplinary team with its terms of Reference in Statutory Rules and Regulations (S.R.O) No. 14 of 2005, which advises the Minister on matters relating to Early Childhood Development (ECD).

In its quest to get it right from the start, the Government of Dominica undertook the initiative to implement Universal Access to Early Childhood Development beginning in 2012.  This was expected to be rolled out through a phased approach, beginning with children of preschool age.  Under this initiative, already existing private preschools were accommodated in the primary schools where there is available space with a view to providing learning environments that are developmentally appropriate.  Also under this initiative, five new community preschools were also opened in communities where there were no preschools.  They are the Belles, Campbell, Pichelin, Roseau, and Trafalgar Preschools which are also housed in the government primary schools.

Every term, the Ministry of Education provides a subvention ranging from $1500.00 to $2500.00 to each registered ECD facility on the island.  To date there are 15 daycares and 68 preschools that are registered with the Ministry of Education.  These ECD facilities provide early stimulation to our nation’s children.  The daycares cater to the needs of children from three months to three years, while the preschool attends to children from three to five, before they enter primary school.  Following is a list of the ECD facilities that are registered with the Ministry.


PRESCHOOLS

NORTHERN DISTRICT (PORTSMOUTH)

Preschool

Address

Proprietor/Principal

Bense  Community

Bense

Cecile Joseph

Cottage Faith

Cottage

Sylvestia Ettienne

Dublanc/Bioche

Dublanc

Ursula Peter

Emerald

Thibaud

Catherine Timothy Francois

God’s Family Academy

Zicack, Portsmouth

Marie Therese Ferrol

Gospel Light

Portsmouth

Sharon Yarde

Paix Bouche Social Centre

Paix Bouche

Shanna Felicite  Seaman

Penville Social Centre

Penville

Ernestine Francis

Portsmouth Social Centre

Portsmouth

Sonia Mitchell

Sunflower

Portsmouth

Martha Mc Lawrence

Testimonial

Paix Bouche

Edmund George/Rose Remy

Vieille Case Pre-K

Vieille Case

Jean Marie Royer

NORTHERN DISTRICT (MARIGOT)

Preschool

Address

Proprietor/Principal

Destiny

Marigot

Helen Roselyn Charles Prescott

Marigot Methodist

Marigot

Rev. Evans Dodds/Gayle Rolle

Wesley Community

Wesley

June Joseph

Woodford Hill Social Centre

Woodford Hill

Stelline Benjamine

Word Revival

Wesley

Miranda Debra J.Honore

CASTLE BRUCE DISTRICT

Preschool

Address

Proprietor/Principal

Belles Pre-K

Belles

Vyline Christopher

Castle Bruce Pre - K

Castle Bruce

Jovin Joseph

Good Hope

Good Hope

Georgina Laurent

Isulukati

Crayfish River     

Connie Williams

Mahaut River

Mahaut River               

Malister Jno Baptiste

Petite Soufriere

Petite Soufriere

Cylma Prosper

Pilgrim Community

Castle Bruce

Avril Alexander

Sineku

Sineku

Clara Frederick

LA PLAINE DISTRICT

Preschool

Address

Proprietor/Principal

Delices Pre-K

Delices

Priscilla Darroux

Grand Fond Social Ctr

Grand Fond

Jannice De Jean

Jones Beaupierre Pre-K

La Plaine

Martha Stephenson

Morne Riviere Pre-K

Morne Jaune

Verna Frederick

St JOSEPH DISTRICT

Preschool

Address

Proprietor/Principal

Colihaut Pre-K

Colihaut

Jane George

Coulibistrie

Coulibistrie

Marilyn Isaac

Kelleb John Laurent Pre-K

St. Joseph

Francis Jno. Lewis

Salisbury

Salisbury

Darnie Vidal

ROSEAU CENTRAL DISTRICT

Preschool

Address

Proprietor/Principal

B.Js

Kings Lane

Cornelia Mahandra Grove

Bright Beginning  Centre

10 Upper Lane

Joycelyne Graham-Laronde

Little Gems

PSU Building, Valley Rd

Maydina Defoe

Roseau Pre-K

Bath Estate

Greta Roberts

Sacred Heart

37 Virgin Lane

Linda Vigilante Joseph

Shalom

50 Field’s Lane

Tricia Henry

Social Centre Model

14 Turkey Lane

Norma Cyrille/Sheron Samuel

The S.P.I.C.E.S Centre

64 B Cork Street

Constance Norris

ROSEAU NORTH DISTRICT

Preschool

Address

Proprietor/Principal

Campbell Pre-K

Campbell

June Maxwell

Canefield Social Centre

1st Street, Canefield

Norma Cyrille/ Delia Winston

Christian Union Church

1 Rose Street, Goodwill

Joan Paul

Fond Cole

Fond Cole

Malisha Common

Mahaut Preschool

Mahaut

Josette Jno. Baptiste

Massacre Preschool

Massacre

Daphney Lafond

Oasis

Cnr of Charles Ave & Watty’s Lane

Elizabeth Dailey/ Cynthia barber

St. Alphonsus Church

Goodwill

Fr. Eustace Thomas/ Jasmine Christmas

T. C. Sunbeam

28 Benjamin’s Lane, Goodwill

Patsy Emmanuel

Yam Piece Community

Yam Piece

Andra Nanthan

ROSEAU SOUTH DISTRICT

Preschool

Address

Proprietor/Principal

Beau Bois

Beau Bois,Castle  Comfort

Doreen John

Blossom

Eggleston

Cyrillia Xavier

Charlotte Nursery

Newtown

Glenda Bertrand

Happy Day

Loubiere

Una Lewis

Jinja (Social Centre)

Newtown

Rose Caprice

Morne Prosper

Morne Prosper

Angela Deschamps

Seedlings

Soufriere

Irmin Alfred

St. Luke’s Pre-K

Pointe Michel

Sr. Annita Peter 

Trafalgar Pre-K

Trafalgar

Ms Doreen Pharoah Watt

Wotten Waven Pre-K

Wotten Waven

Pastora Mills

GRAND BAY DISTRICT

Preschool

Address

Proprietor/Principal

Bagatelle Pre-K

Bagatelle

Angela Gregoire

Grand Bay Pre-K

Grand Bay

Evans James

Le Chelle

Grand Bay

Chris Patrick

Petite Savanne

Petite Savanne

Oliver Samuel

Pichelin Pre-K

Pichelin

Marilyn Leatham

S.W.O.R.D

Grand Bay

Patricia Noel

Tete Start

Tete Morne

Welbourne Hector/ Vilma Abraham-Jules

 

DAYCARES

Day Care

Address

Proprietor/Administrator

Belle’s Day & Night

Stockfarm

Isabella Robinson

CALLS

Portsmouth

Olivia Douglas

D’s

Apt 2 Bath Estate

Debra Grell

Dominica Save the Children Fund

Mahaut

Doreen Francis

Early Child Development Centre

31 Hillsborough Street

Virginia Cuffy

Early Child Development Centre

Canefield

Virginia Cuffy

Future Generation for Christ

Halifax St., Portsmouth

Brenda Walter

Hibiscus

Citronier

Cheryl Dangleben

Laura’s Day & Night Nurse

7 Terrel Lane, Goodwill

Laura George

Lisa’s Kiddies Land

Turkey Lane

Lisa Grell

Lissia”s

Chance, Portsmouth

Lissia Walter

Mother’s Love

61 Field’s Lane

Theresa De Jean

Sally’s

17 Victoria Street

Agnes Le Blanc

Shining Stars

Lower  Morne Daniel

Reber Hamlet

St. Ann’s Day Nursery

Turkey Lane

Norma Cyrille/ Judith Dover

 

 

 

 

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