Kate Middleton Talks About the Importance of Teachers in Childhood Development
Kate Middleton, whose brainchild the Royal Foundation Center for Early Childhood aims to provide young children with the right tools to grow with, visited Shortwood Teacher Training College on Wednesday, March 23.
There, she gave a speech that highlighted her ongoing work on the early years development of children.
Kate Middleton Says Teachers “Are at the Frontline of This Vital Work”
The royal mom-of-three continued her visit to Jamaica by exploring issues that shape the society. The pair also met with Jamaica’s Prime Minister and his wife Juliet, along with other Cabinet Ministers and Permanent Secretary Audrey Sewell.
Before taking to the stage for her first speech on their Carribbean tour, she was presented with a gift.
The royals visit to the college came after they were told by the Prime Minister that he looks forward to Jamaica becoming “an independent, developed, prosperous country”.
During William and Kate’s visit to Shortwood Teacher Training College in Kingston, they chatted with the school children and took a couple of pics with them.
Kate told the college students who are training to become teachers that they “are at the frontline of this vital work and play a crucial role in shaping our societies by positively impacting the futures of literally thousands of young people over the course of your careers.”
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She added: “Decades of science and research have shown us that our earliest experiences establish the fundamental foundations that shape and connect our future lives.
“It is when we learn how to form relationships, connect with one another, how to manage our feelings and emotions and it’s when we learn how to develop a sense of identity, belonging and worthiness. And it is when we shape our values and understanding of the world we live in.”
She explained that by recognizing “the extraordinary impact of early childhood and by learning more about how children grow”, the society can then hope to inspire the biggest positive change in the lives of coming generations.
“And when I see the passion, commitment, and enthusiasm on display here at Shortwood, I feel optimistic about what we can all achieve together.”
The royal parent has been a major campaigner for early childhood development since she joined the royal family.
After the engagement, they departed for Spanish Town Hospital, which is celebrating its 70th birthday this year.
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