Programmes Coordination Division (Junior Centres)
The first Junior Centre was opened in 1940 at East Street, and is Jamaica’s first lending library for children. The Junior Centre provides programmes for young people ages 6-18 years and their parents, to develop and foster their creative and life skills. The programmes include Art, Craft, Papermaking, Music, Speech, Drama, Dance, Needlework, Storytelling, Drumming, Sign Language, Reading, Computer Skills, Personal Development, Guidance and Counselling, and Heritage Studies. Two (2) centres are operated at East Street, and Greater Portmore.