Child Protection and Family Services Agency

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  • Invitation to Bid – (CDA-2018-03) (3/26/2018) - Child Protection and Family Services Agency (CPFSA) Invitation to Bid – (CDA-2018-03) Procuring Entity: The Child Protection & Family Services Agency – CPFSA (formerly Child Development Agency) Scope: Renovation of a section of the Homestead Place of Safety, Stony Hill, St. Andrew; specifically the dormitory area. Download FULL AD HERE Eligibility Criteria: 1.Copy of Tax […]
  • 137 Children in State care successful in GSAT (7/25/2016) - They endured long hours of studying, going over practice papers day daily to get a qualifying average that will help them transition from primary to secondary school. The results are in! Of the 141 children that sat the Grade Six Achievement Test (GSAT) across the Child Development Agency’s four  regions (South East, North East, Southern and […]
  • Five Wards of the State from the Mt. Olivet Boys Home on France tour with World Olympic Sprinter, Yohan Blake (7/13/2016) - Jubilation was etched on the faces of five wards of the State from the Mount Olivet Boys Home in Walderston, Manchester, who departed from the Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston for a two-week tour of France on July 6, with World Olympian, Yohan Blake. The boys who are between the ages of 13 to 19 […]
  • Five Residential Child Care Facilities to be boosted with CAD $444,000 Donation (7/7/2016) - Approximately Four Hundred and Forty Four ($CAD 444,000) thousand Canadian dollars was handed over to five (5) residential Child Care facilities on Thursday, June 30 by Executor Miss Gwendolyn Gooding, on behalf of  late Sonia McDonald to improve the services offered to children in State care. Miss McDonald who was born in Jamaica and lived […]
  • CDA and Volunteers set for Islandwide Labour Day Projects (6/24/2016) - With a number of projects set to be undertaken at Child Care facilities islandwide; the team from the Child Development Agency, in partnership with ScotiaFoundation, National Youth Service and Edgechem are fully charged to lend their support in the beautification of some 15 homes on Labour Day, May 23, 2016. Themed, “‘For Health’s Sake, Keep […]
  • Children in State care benefit from CDA’s National Exiting Care Expo (6/24/2016) -   Close to 700 children from State care got an opportunity to interact with several service providers and mentors through the second staging of the Child Development Agency’s National Exiting Care Expo, held on Wednesday, March 9, at the Jamaica Conference Centre themed ‘Waves of Change…Oceans of Opportunities’. The event saw children between ages 16-18 […]
  • Live stream Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris (6/13/2016) - We are happy to announce the visit and activities surrounding international speaker Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris to Jamaica. In collaboration with the United States Embassy, the agency will be hosting a series of activities. To view the live stream click on the link below LIVE STREAM
  • CDA Empowers Youth through “Mission to Motivate” Sessions (6/13/2016) - Over 400 children in child care institutions islandwide were positively impacted through several interactive sessions held, dubbed “Mission to Motivate” during Child Month 2016. Held under the theme “Healthy Children Build a Stronger Nation,” the initiative was part of the Child Development Agency’s (CDA) thrust to empower youngsters to rise above their circumstances and achieve […]
  • CDA Participates in Read Across Jamaica Day 2016 (6/13/2016) - Laughter and excitement filled the air at several children’s homes and schools islandwide, as a team from the Child Development Agency (CDA) and the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information visited and participated in Read Across Jamaica Day, observed recently (May 3) for the benefit of children. Read Across Jamaica Day was in tandem with […]
  • CDA Embarks on Islandwide Activities for Child Month (5/18/2016) - With a number of activities underway in observance of National Child Month, the Child Development Agency (CDA) continues to strengthen its focus on the mental, physical and nutritional health of the 4,400 children who are currently in State care under the theme “Healthy Children build a Stronger Nation”. Chief Executive Officer of the CDA, Mrs. […]
  • Staff at Glenhope Nursery Conducts Clean-up Exercise of the Property (4/7/2016) - Staff at the Glenhope Child Care Facility in collaboration with residents of the Maxfield Park community in Kingston conducted a clean-up exercise of the premises recently (March 17), in an effort to mitigate against the endemic zika virus and other outbreaks. Giving details of the scope of work, Manager for the Facility, Miss. Janet Davidson […]
  • CDA’s Bless the Children Candlelight Vigil & Concert set for St. William Grant Park in downtown, Kingston (11/16/2015) - The St. William Grant Park in downtown, Kingston will come alive this year with the 9th staging of the Child Development Agency’s (CDA) Annual Candlelight Vigil and Concert starting at 3:00 p.m. Dubbed “Bless the Children,” the event is being held in commemoration of World Day for the Prevention of Child Abuse, under the theme […]
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