Pre-School Unit (Ministry of Education)

Pre-School Unit (Ministry of Education)
Agency: Pre-School Unit (Ministry of Education)
Status:
Type: Direct Service Delivery, Advocacy and Policy Development
Phone Number: 501-223-3041
Components of the Programme: The Preschool Unit ensures that Belizean children have the right to quality preschool education which fosters child development and gives them positive start in life through the provision of teacher training, policy development, public awareness campaigns and summer preschool readiness programmes.

Curriculum
-Develop and implement early childhood curriculum for Pre-School education

Licensing
-Conducting licensing inspection and monitoring visits to preschools as a means to ensuring quality preschool education

Role in Preschools
-Supportive role to management bodies of preschools

Special Needs Children
-Support the inclusion of special needs children in preschools

Summer Program
-Conduct school readiness summer program in areas where there is no preschool education program available

Teacher Training
-Teacher training for preschool and early childhood workers
Website Address: http://www.moes.gov.bz/inside.asp?pg=4&show=40
Fax: 501-223-3041
Mission: The Preschool Unit believes that all preschool age children deserve the best possible education through quality child-centered environments to allow them to fully develop their skills which will enhance future earning, education potential and social development
Coverage: National
Population: Children ages 3-5