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Emotional Literacy Programme

The APF is pleased to announce the launch of the next cycle (2020-2021) of the emotional literacy programme Zippy

Social Emotional Wellbeing programmes for children ages 5-9, 5-7 and 7-9

The Alex Panton Foundation in partnership with Partnership for Children a UK based non profit organization is pleased to offer a  school based programme for children to help them develop skills to communicate effectively, cope with anxieties. There is also an adapted SEND programme for children with moderate to severe intellectual disabilities.

Children develop their own positive strategies to deal with problems through engaging activities: listening to stories, discussion, games, role-play and drawing.

Zippy Update - Teacher Training

Participating Schools

Government schools:

  • Beacon Learning Centre – Brac
  • Creek and Spot Bay – Brac
  • East End Primary
  • Edna M Moyle Primary School
  • George Town Primary School (GTPS)
  • Lighthouse School (LHS)
  • LITTLE CAYMAN Education Service
  • Little Stars, Stepping Stones
  • Prospect Primary School
  • Red Bay Primary School
  • Savannah Primary School
  • Sir John A Cumber Primary School (SJACPS)
  • Theoline McCoy Primary School (formerly Bodden Town PS)
  • West End Primary School (Brac)


Private schools / NGO’s:

  • Cayman Learning Centre
  • First Baptist Christian School
  • Footsteps
  • Island Montessori
  • Montessori by the Sea
  • St. Ignatius
  • Village Montessori – Starfish Village
  • YMCA

How do I get Zippy in my child's school?

If you or your school is interested in participating in the Emotional Literacy Programme, please contact your principal and have them reach out to us. We have master trainers on island who can support training and on-going implementation. We value the opportunity to work with schools across the Cayman Islands to enhance the mental health of children by teaching and building resilience, increasing empathy and cooperation, reducing bullying and improving classroom climate. To learn more about the Emotional Literacy Programme, please contact info@alexpantonfoundation.ky or zippy@alexpantonfoundation.ky.

ELP Evaluation Report

Zippy News

For parents looking for resilience-building activities, they can find them here on the Partnership for Children’s Website. 

Check out our latest blogpost on news from Partnership for Children UK. You can find it here.