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The University of the West Indies-Family Development Centre

History

On Friday 16th September 1988 the University of the West Indies’ Faculty of Education opened its Laboratory Pre-school – the first University Laboratory Pre-school in the region. From 1988 to 2000, the Centre grew as global theories and international standards evolved. An eclectic curriculum, drawing principles from Reggio Emilia schools, HighScope and Montessori programmes and Howard Gardner’s philosophy of Multiple Intelligences: How Children Learn, distinguished this pioneering centre.

Caribbean Empowerment and Advocacy through a Professional Network

By Dr. Carol Logie

The Caribbean Research Empowerment Network (CREN) Team would like to welcome you to our brand-new website. Together we will create an environment which emphasizes advocacy and development and allows open discussion among professionals, stakeholders and advocates. CREN is an initiative of The University of the West Indies-Family Development Centre (UWI-FDC) and is the first virtual community to focus on the daily professional life of educators and administrators in the fields of child development and education in the Caribbean. The CREN focuses on knowledge-generation, solution building and advocacy within the Caribbean context by mobilizing educators, parents and other professionals. The CREN is the first to provide a platform for early childhood educators and practitioners to articulate child and family issues central to the Caribbean. It is, therefore, the first professional regional website for Caribbean Early Childhood Professionals (CECP), an acronym which CREN is now introducing into its regional discourse.

The Caribbean’s Next Chapter - A Re-Think: The “World We Want”

By Paula Mohamed-Benjamin

Caribbean citizens live and manage their complicated and concavely-defined, rapidly changing and globally interlinked world on a daily basis. Change factors influenced by Information, Communications and Technology (ICT) inventions, interventions and use of internet-based communications redefine the pace of work and citizens’ thinking as they receive, share and process information across previously considered sovereign borders.

In 2012, the United Nations System, similarly influenced by new media and communications, launched the Post-2015 World We Want1 Consultation Platform. For the first time, they provided regional and national populations with direct internet-based access to UN global consultations.  Citizens across regional, national and subnational boundaries share and provide inputs that define new development priorities and targets, to replace the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)2

Join the Caribbean Food Revolution!

Calling all parents, teachers and students! Join the Caribbean Food Revolution! The UWI Family Development and Children's Research Centre presents its Food and Art Exhibition on 10th May, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more details, call (868) 662-2665. We look forward to seeing you there!

 

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Invitation to 4th Learning Event for 2016 - Partners in care

The University of the West Indies 
Family Development Centre
invites you to its
4th Interactive Learning Event for 2016

Partners in care: 
Building bridges between families and Early Childhood professionals

Date: Saturday 4th June, 2016
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Venue: The UWI Family Development Centre

FOR REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT:

The UWI Family Development Centre
#32 St. John’s Road, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.
Telephone: (868) 662-2002 ext. 84511/17/19
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Invitation to 3rd Learning Event for 2016 - First Aid, CPR and AED Certification

The University of the West Indies 
Family Development Centre
invites you to its
3rd Interactive Learning Event for 2016

First Aid, CPR and AED Certification
– One day training course

Date: Saturday 14th May, 2016
Time: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Venue: The UWI Family Development Centre

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, CONTACT:

The UWI Family Development Centre
#32 St. John’s Road, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.
Telephone: (868) 662-2002 ext. 84511/17/19
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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