History and Evolution of Early Childhood Education Care and Development in Trinidad and Tobago Trinidad and Tobago is a little twin tropical isle country located in the to the south of the Carribbean. Prior to freedom from The uk in 62, Trinidad was colonized and brought under Spanish, People from france and later, Uk rule (Educational System, 2011) and in 1976 Trinidad and Tobago started to be a republic nation in the commonwealth dominion (George, 2001). Following self-reliance in 1962, Trinidad and Tobago extended to shadow the English system of education (Education Program, 2011). In Trinidad and Tobago, education is free of charge for all, and compulsory start at age half a dozen, and finishing at age tough luck (AACRAO, 2008), however , early on childhood education, between the age range of three and five is certainly not mandatory, however, many people enroll their children in early years as a child education centers, in order to make them to get primary institution. According to the Ministry of Education in Trinidad and Tobago (2013), " an Early Years as a child Care and Education Center refers to almost all facilities rendering learning support, care and development solutions, to children from three to five years of age”. Throughout period, the early child years educational system of Trinidad and Tobago has evolved since it can early origins; many milestones have been achieved, standards pertaining to the provision of early on childhood care and education (ECCE) have been created, taken care of and increased, and even so, there are programs for further progression of the program. History/ The Early Beginnings.

The contextual aspects of the early years as a child education program in Trinidad and Tobago have significantly evolved as time passes (EDC, 2008). In the early years, up to the 1950's, unqualified providers were offering early years as a child care in private adjustments that would not follow any kind of standards and regulations, since facilities regularly exhibited substandard conditions (EDC, 2008). Beginning in the 1960's, efforts boosted the " formalization of a systematic approach to early child years care and education”, since " the Government of Trinidad and Tobago responded to the advantages of an early child years education system” (EDC, 2008, p. 11). After this decision, the government produced " a preschool device, which founded community companies as multi purpose facilities to serve the great needs in the communities”; theses centres presented a range of cultural and educational activities, as well as abilities training for most, free of charge (EDC, 2008, L. 11). Next, training and resource companies were made offered, in order to make, and be eligible, ECCE teachers to provide this sort of care and education for the children from the country (EDC, 2008). Later on, after a large number of certified early years as a child practitioners had been readily available, and policies and regulations had been put in place intended for the ECCE centres in Trinidad and Tobago to conform to, a new vision pertaining to early the child years education and care was developed (EDC, 2008). Milestones/ Fb timeline.

After initiatives by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago, to create a systemic approach to ECCE, the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago accomplished various milestones in the early child years education program (EDC, 2008). Following the formalization of a systemic approach in the 1960's, the federal government piloted the first two model gardening shop schools in Trinidad and Tobago, that offered a services to families and communities- one in San Fernando and the various other in La Pastora (EDC, 2008). During those critical years, many different infrastructures and materials were developed that provided a basis to get the development of the systemic approach (EDC, 2008). In the 70's the Services Volunteered for a lot of (SERVOL) company " established a Local Training and Resource Center to prepare ECCE teachers, and created sixteen new zones in the areas of Trinidad while using most critical needs” (EDC, 2008, p. 11). The government later began to work together with Service Volunteered for a lot of (SERVOL) organisations in the...

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