The Chief Executive Officer of Stratcom Africa, Ms Esther Cobbah, has called on teachers to remember that their work is a labour of love, and their reward will come from seeing how the different children who pass through their hands turn out as reputed, well-trained and upright members of the society.
According to Ms Cobbah, the kind of care children had in their early years would have a lasting impact on their psychological development with implications for their educational, social and professional growth.
Ms Cobbah, in a speech read on her behalf by Ms Gertude Amoakohene, the Information Management Officer of Stratcom at the second graduation ceremony of the Willow Tree Children’s Centre at Abofu, near Achimota in Accra, encouraged parents to be continually involved with the teachers and form a partnership with them in bringing up children.
She said parental participation in the early years of education is essential to the success of the work of early childhood centres and the overall growth of the child.
The Director of the Centre, Mrs Nyamikeh Kyiamah, said the school had distinguished itself through the quality of its staff as well as its child development curriculum.