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The Early Childhood Commission has received $59 million for its Early Childhood Development Project in the 2009/10 Estimates of Expenditure.
The project is geared towards improving the monitoring of children’s development, screening of household-level risks affecting such development, and implementation of early intervention systems.
The project also aims to strengthen and enhance the quality of early childhood schools and care facilities. The Ministry of Education will also implement approximately 30 short-term consultancies to monitor the achievement of the physical targets set for this fiscal year.
The targets include effective parenting education and support for early childhood development; effective preventive health care for children up to age six; safe, learner-centred, well maintained early childhood facilities; and effective curriculum delivery by trained early childhood educators.
The project, which is being funded by the World Bank, is scheduled to be completed by 2013.

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