Dominica State College Partners with Wheelock College in Boston
October 18, 2012
The Dominica State College has been working with Wheelock College based in Boston, to bring new academic opportunities for the students at the State College.
They have been working together for the past year, and have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that opened up an avenue to explore a number of initiatives including a Baccalaureate completion Degree on top of the Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education.
Ms. Linda Davis, Dean of International Programs and Partnerships at Wheelock College says she believes they are now poised to implement the program.
Their mission is to improve the lives of children and families globally.
The Ministry of Education is very excited about the initiative which will improve the Early Childhood Education sector in Dominica.
Chairperson of the Early Childhood Education Department at Wheelock College, Ms. Cheryl Render Brown, noted that the outcome for the young children is always enhanced when teachers who achieve degrees like the Associate Degree and go on to further their education.
The idea of working with Faculty in Dominica is very exciting for them at Wheelock College. They work with Faculties in Bermuda and the Bahamas.
Ms. Beverly Leblanc is the Coordinator of the Early Childhood Education Program at the Dominica State College.
Over the years a lot of work has been put into the Early Childhood Education Program in Dominica, and she is happy that now, the teachers will be recognized for their qualifications.
The Government initiated universal access to Early Childhood Education and the DSC does not only want it to be accessible, but one of quality and to train the educator to deliver quality programs to the students.
The initiative is still in its exploration stages.