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OnlineECC’s Professional Development Institute 2023Theme: “Transforming Education Through a Resilient Educator”Register Now

May 22 – 26, 2023


 Jamaica Conference Centre               14-20 Port Royal St.,                 Kingston

Or join us online using your data-enabled phone, tablet or computer to join two Tracks that will be live streamed. 

About the PDI

The Professional Development Institute will bring together for five days local, regional and international exchange of research ideas and experiences that shape Early Childhood Development today.  Each day will offer plenary sessions, and workshops with practical demonstrations. Participants will be offered over 30 unique workshops that span the areas of ECD Global Perspectives, Parenting, Early Learning and Care, Inclusion, STREAM, Irie Classroom Toolbox and Irie Homes, Arts, Leadership/Advocacy, Training Modules for Board Chairmen and Climate Change.  The workshops and sessions offered will be relevant and engaging and will facilitate several hundreds per session. The Professional Development Institute is another highly anticipated 5-day event that will be officially opened on the first day.

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PDI Schedule

This year’s PDI will be astronomical! Filled with superb learning opportunities, including interactive concurrent workshops and plenary sessions facilitated by experts in the field of Early Childhood Development. The general aim of PDI 2023 is to impact practitioners, parents and partners in keeping with Vision 2030 and the national outcome of Goal 1, which is the achievement of “world-class education and training.”

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Useful Resources

PDI Schedule (PDF)

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PDI Journal

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PDI Magazine

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PDI Conference Evaluation*

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*To be completed at the end of PDI

PDI Workshop Evaluation

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“We are committed to Jamaica’s ECD sector”

Leo Gilling – Chairman, JDTAN


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