The UAE announces the establishment of a National Academy for Childhood Development
To the Most Noble The statute that established the National Academy for Childhood Development, with its headquarters in Abu Dhabi and an affiliation with the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority, was issued by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the State. In his capacity as Ruler of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan is also the Ruler of Abu Dhabi.
The mission of the academy is to provide study and training programmes, as well as continuing education programmes related to childhood affairs, care, and development, while preserving Emirati values and identity, and creating the necessary academic and training environment for learners, which contributes to developing their knowledge, developing their skills, and qualifying them in various fields of childhood care, in coordination with the concerned authorities, and in accordance with the applicable laws and regulations.
In accordance with the law, the terms of reference for the Academy include the establishment of a distinguished academic and training system. This will be accomplished through the preparation and development of study and training programmes related to childhood affairs, care, and development; the implementation of study and training programmes in accordance with best practises; and the contribution of study and training programmes to the development of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. In addition to preparing students scientifically and practically in the area of work that the Academy is responsible for, giving certifications and scientific degrees in line with the legislation that is currently in effect, and offering advice, information, and services in the area of work that the Academy is responsible for are all part of the Academy's mission.
Specializations covered by the Academy
According to the law, the terms of reference of the Academy include providing academic and applied research related to the field of work of the Academy, holding conferences, seminars, and workshops related to the field of work of the Academy and participating in them, building and developing partnerships, concluding agreements and memorandums of understanding, cooperation and scientific exchange with relevant authorities in areas related to the specialisation of the Academy, and building and dev To develop a system for employing students and to facilitate employment opportunities for them; to suggest aspects of development in the relevant academic and training programmes offered in the country; and to encourage the culture, applications, and projects of innovation and entrepreneurship in the fields that are related to the work of the Academy. This will be accomplished by the Academy in coordination with the relevant authorities.
In June of 2023, the National Academy for Childhood Development in Abu Dhabi will begin accepting students into its educational programmes; the academy's inaugural school year will begin in September of that same year.