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  • Director for CDA’s Children and Family Programmes, Audrey Budhi 137 Children in State care successful in GSAT (7/25/2016) - They endured long hours of studying, going over practice papers day daily to get a qualifying average that will help them transition from primary to secondary school. The results are in! Of the 141 children that sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) across the Child Development Agency’s four  regions (South …

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  • World Olympian, Yohan Blake (2nd right) pause to share a moment with five wards of the State from the Mount Olivet Boys Home in Walderston, Manchester, who departed from the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston on July 6, for a two-week tour of France. Five Wards of the State from the Mt. Olivet Boys Home on France tour with World Olympic Sprinter, Yohan Blake (7/13/2016) - Jubilation was etched on the faces of five wards of the State from the Mount Olivet Boys Home in Walderston, Manchester, who departed from the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston for a two-week tour of France on July 6, with World Olympian, Yohan Blake. The boys who are between the …

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  • Executor, Gwendolyn Gooden (centre), Assistant to the Executor, Maureen Scarlett (2nd left) and CEO of CDA, Rosalee Gage-Grey (1st left) pause to share a moment with representatives of the five facilities, who benefitted from the donation while showcasing cheque envelopes received at the Handing Over Ceremony, held at the Liguanea Club, Bougainvillea Room in Kingston, on Thursday, June 30. Others included in the photo are Manager at Granville Place of Safety, Keisha Shaw-Riley (right)  Administrator of the St John Bosco Boy's Home, Peggy Russell (2nd right), and a representative of the Maxfield Park Children’s Home (left). Five Residential Child Care Facilities to be boosted with CAD $444,000 Donation (7/7/2016) - Approximately Four Hundred and Forty Four ($CAD 444,000) thousand Canadian dollars was handed over to five (5) residential Child Care facilities on Thursday, June 30 by Executor Miss Gwendolyn Gooding, on behalf of  late Sonia McDonald to improve the services offered to children in State care. Miss McDonald who was …

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  • The Edge Chem team pauses for a photo opp on Labour Day (May 23) as they gear up to undertake work at the Glenhope Nursery in Kingston. CDA and Volunteers set for Islandwide Labour Day Projects (6/24/2016) - With a number of projects set to be undertaken at Child Care facilities islandwide; the team from the Child Development Agency, in partnership with ScotiaFoundation, National Youth Service and Edgechem are fully charged to lend their support in the beautification of some 15 homes on Labour Day, May 23, 2016. …

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  • Youngsters at the CDA's recently held National Exiting Care Expo take time out to have a discussion, while carefully examining the display banner at the Jamaica Conference Centre. The Expo was held in an effort to impart valuable information and services to children preparing to make a smooth transition from State care to independent living. Children in State care benefit from CDA’s National Exiting Care Expo (6/24/2016) -   Close to 700 children from State care got an opportunity to interact with several service providers and mentors through the second staging of the Child Development Agency’s National Exiting Care Expo, held on Wednesday, March 9, at the Jamaica Conference Centre themed ‘Waves of Change…Oceans of Opportunities’. The event …

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  • 1024x1024 Live stream Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris (6/13/2016) - We are happy to announce the visit and activities surrounding international speaker Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris to Jamaica. In collaboration with the United States Embassy, the agency will be hosting a series of activities. To view the live stream click on the link below LIVE STREAM Print PDF
  • Media Personality and Motivational speaker, Emprezz Golding wraps a child in warm embrace during a ‘Mission to Motivate’ session at the Homestead Place of Safety in St. Andrew. CDA Empowers Youth through “Mission to Motivate” Sessions (6/13/2016) - Over 400 children in child care institutions islandwide were positively impacted through several interactive sessions held, dubbed “Mission to Motivate” during Child Month 2016. Held under the theme “Healthy Children Build a Stronger Nation,” the initiative was part of the Child Development Agency’s (CDA) thrust to empower youngsters to rise …

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  • Public Relations Officer at the CDA, Jeneva Gordon interacts with children at the Sunshine Child Care Facility in St. Catherine on National Read Across Jamaica Day during Child Month. CDA Participates in Read Across Jamaica Day 2016 (6/13/2016) - Laughter and excitement filled the air at several children’s homes and schools islandwide, as a team from the Child Development Agency (CDA) and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information visited and participated in Read Across Jamaica Day, observed recently (May 3) for the benefit of children. Read Across Jamaica …

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  • Child Month banner 2016 CDA Embarks on Islandwide Activities for Child Month (5/18/2016) - With a number of activities underway in observance of National Child Month, the Child Development Agency (CDA) continues to strengthen its focus on the mental, physical and nutritional health of the 4,400 children who are currently in State care under the theme “Healthy Children build a Stronger Nation”. Chief Executive …

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  • DSC_0153 Glenhope 2016 Staff at Glenhope Nursery Conducts Clean-up Exercise of the Property (4/7/2016) - Staff at the Glenhope Child Care Facility in collaboration with residents of the Maxfield Park community in Kingston conducted a clean-up exercise of the premises recently (March 17), in an effort to mitigate against the endemic zika virus and other outbreaks. Giving details of the scope of work, Manager for …

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  • CDA_Logo.psd CDA’s Bless the Children Candlelight Vigil & Concert set for St. William Grant Park in downtown, Kingston (11/16/2015) - The St. William Grant Park in downtown, Kingston will come alive this year with the 9th staging of the Child Development Agency’s (CDA) Annual Candlelight Vigil and Concert starting at 3:00 p.m. Dubbed “Bless the Children,” the event is being held in commemoration of World Day for the Prevention of …

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  • Infographics_SHEET1_001a Bullying Report (9/6/2015) - This study is aimed at identifying intervening variables that contribute to peer abuse (bullying), while also developing profiles of both the bully and victims. It also establishes the prevalence of bullying among children, while investigating its impact. Click here  to download the summary report [bullying_summary_FINAL] Click here to download the …

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