Child Month 2017 Underway

Charlestown-Nevis-Today, Thursday 1st June, officially marks the start of Child month 2017.

The month was officially launched by Premier and Minster of Education, Hon. Vance Amory, on Wednesday 31st May, during a televised address.

Premier Amory paid special attention to the theme being utilized for this the 33rd edition of the child month: “For Every Child, Early Moments Matter”.

He stated: ‘During the first 1000 days of a baby’s life, his or her brain cells can make up to 1000 new connections every second………A child whose brain is not properly developed may not learn as well or earn as much in the future. In short, a child who is properly nurtured and has received good parenting practices, stands a better chance of making a better living.’

He encouraged parents to play with and hug their children and to protect them from all forms of stress and violence.

The full month of activities as released by the Education Department is as follows:

Thursday 1st June-   Official Opening of Child Month by Premier Amory

Puppet Show and Literacy Day at Maude Smith Preschool

Friday 2nd June- Fathers appreciation activity and Literacy Day – Charlestown Preschool

Sunday 4th June- Church Service for Early Childhood Centers-at various churches

Tuesday 6th June- Puppet Show at Vern N Llew Preschool

Literacy Day – Combermere Preschool

Wednesday 7th June-

Puppet Show at Gingerland Preschool

Thursday 8th June- Literacy Day – Vern N Llew Preschool

Puppet Show at Stepping Stone Nursery

Friday 9th June- Child Month Parade


Fathers appreciation activity – Gingerland Preschool

Monday 12th June- Puppet Show at V&J’s Preschool

Fathers’ appreciation and Literacy Day- Naomi’s Daycare Nursery & Preschool

Tuesday 13th June- Training for E. C Center Staff


Puppet Show at Combermere Preschool

Wednesday 14th June- Puppet Show at Marilyn’s Nursery

Thursday 15th June- Tiny Tots in Action Concert- (Nevis Cultural Complex-

5:00 p.m.   Admission: (Adult – $10 & Children – $5)

Friday 16th June- Friday 16th June- Puppet Show at Maude Crosse Preschool



Fathers appreciation activity- Inez France Preschool


Saturday 17th June- Fathers appreciation activity – Combermere Preschool

Monday 19th June- Puppet Show at Happy Kids Nursery

Tuesday 20th June- Puppet Show at Charlestown Preschool

Wednesday 21st June- Training for E. C Center Staff

Thursday 22nd June- Puppet Show at Little Stars Nursery

Friday 23rd June- Bake Sale– (7:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  –

Between Digicel and Solomon Arcade)

Monday 26th June- Training for E. C Center Staff

Tuesday 27th June- Puppet Show at CBIS

Wednesday 28th June- Puppet Show at Naomi’s Preschool

Thursday 29th June- Puppet Show at Inez France Preschool

Friday 30th June- Child Month Parade in St. Kitts

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