Mary Ann Marchel, an Early Childhood Development Professor from the University of Minnesota arrived in Dominica on July 12th for a week-long visit which will focus on Early Childhood Development.
The Professor, who has had many academic publications pertaining to early childhood development and whose doctoral dissertation title was ‘Parental Satisfaction with Birth-to-Three Early Intervention Service who Adopt a Child with a Disability’ is expected to participate in a field visit with the Roving Caregivers’ Programme and conduct stimulation activities in San Sauveur/Dixpas and in the Carib Territory on July 14th.
She is also scheduled to host a session with Pre-school teachers and Roving Caregivers on Autism and Brain Development, conduct material making exercises and have meetings with the Roving Caregivers’ Programme Staff, the East Dominica Children’s Federation Coordinator and the ChildFund Programme Manager during her visit.
Staff members of the Roving Caregivers’ Programme are eagerly anticipating the educational exchanges that will result from her visit and wish her a productive and enjoyable visit to the Commonwealth of Dominica.
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