Queen Rania Reviews Early Childhood Development strategy

  March 11, 2009 at 9:28 am by

Click image to view at jordantimes.com

Click image to view at jordantimes.com

During a visit on Tuesday to the Ruseifa Secondary School for Girls, Her Majesty Queen Rania reviewed the Early Childhood Development (ECD) strategy at the Ruseifa Secondary School for Girls.

Her Majesty discussed how efforts exerted in the area of ECD benefit children, improve their learning process and raise ECD policies and standards at a meeting with 26 officials from the ministries of social development and education, UNICEF and the National Council for Family Affairs (NCFA).

“We should change our perception about learning at this age. It’s not just about playing. Many studies suggest that kindergarten shapes children’s personalities, boosts their confidence and better prepares them for school,” the Queen said, referring to Jordan’s ECD experience. Her Majesty added “We in Jordan have been working hard to ensure that every child gets the best start in life: Access to nurseries and kindergartens that are stimulating, nurturing and fun.”

During a tour of classrooms, the Queen met with a group of 13 mothers to discuss how the better parenting training programme which is offered to 130,000 families by different service providers, generated a positive change in their relationships with their spouses and children. In addition, the Queen met with 20 kindergarten children and was briefed on the new ECD practices in the classroom, which includes the KidSmart computer tool, the kitchen section, building blocks and painting.

To view the discussion and more pictures on TRF, click here

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