Monday, July 26, 2010

Guidelines for Permata’s syllabus

IPOH: The Permata Pintar Negara early education and day-care programme has come out with guidelines to help private day-care operators share its syllabus.

The guidelines include those relating to facilities, standard operating procedures and activities for the children, said executive committee chairman Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor.

She said Permata had received enquiries from several private day-care centres wanting to adopt its programme.

“When they adopt our programmes, they have to train their people.

“That is a must, if not, they will not understand what Permata is all about,” she told reporters after opening the Permata day-care centre in Bercham here yesterday.

Ten more centres, costing a total of RM3.6mil, would be set up in Perak during the 10th Malaysia Plan period, she said.

Rosmah said the programme had not got off in certain states as there was no cooperation from the state governments concerned. She declined to name the states.