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Evaluation of Early Childhood Learning Environments
The objectives of the study are to: 1- Assess the child development status of a cohort of children at entry to early childhood centres between 36 ¿ 39 months of age 2- Assess the quality of the early childhood development (ECD) environment that children experience between 3 and 5 years 3- Assess teacher quality in early childhood centres for children 3-5 years, with specific emphasis on teacher-child interactions 4- Assess the impact of the ECD environment prior to pre-school entry and the ECD pre-school environment on child development status and school readiness on entry to the primary level 5- Assess the impact of the most recent policy initiative of the Jamaican Ministry of Education, of creating new infant departments in primary schools 6- Provide policy recommendations on improving ECD quality to governments of the LAC region, based on the analyses above

Project Detail



Project Number


Approval Date

July 25, 2014

Project Status


Project Type

Technical Cooperation





Lending Instrument


Lending Instrument Code




Facility Type


Environmental Classification

Likely to cause minimal or no negative environmental and associated social impacts

Total Cost

USD 1,200,000.00

Country Counterpart Financing

USD 200,000.00

Original Amount Approved

USD 1,000,000.00

Financial Information
Operation Number Lending Type Reporting Currency Reporting Date Signed Date Fund Financial Instrument
ATN/OC-14535-JA Sovereign Guaranteed USD - United States Dollar Ordinary Capital Nonreimbursable
Operation Number ATN/OC-14535-JA
  • Lending Type: Sovereign Guaranteed
  • Reporting Currency: USD - United States Dollar
  • Reporting Date:
  • Signed Date:
  • Fund: Ordinary Capital
  • Financial Instrument: Nonreimbursable

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Implementation Phase
Technical Cooperation Agreement
Amendatory Agreement No_ 1 - Evaluation of Early Childhood Learning Environments [39726855].PDF
Jul. 13, 2015
Technical Cooperation Agreement
Agreement - Evaluation of Early Childhood Learning Environments [39289915].PDF
Dec. 12, 2014
Approved TC document
JAMAICA_ Evaluation of Early Childhood Learning Environments (JA-T1097)_ Approved Technical Cooperation Document [38957105].PDF
Jul. 29, 2014
Other Documents
TC Abstract
TC Abstract [38527049].PDF
Feb. 06, 2014

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