Twenty-eight local teachers can now boast of having completed their Master of Science degree in early childhood education.
They are the latest to graduate through the partnership between the Ministry of Education in Barbados and Boston University's Wheelock School of Education and Human Development.
They graduated over the weekend in a ceremony at the Derrick Smith School.
Deputy Chief Education Officer, Joy Adamson told the teachers they will be expected to share their knowledge through the system.
Deputy Dean of the School Dr David Chard delivered the commencement address.
He told the graduands there are many lessons to be learnt from their time of study, but taking responsibility for their communication is especially critical to the teaching profession.
Meantime, class valedictorian, Tricia Austin says it's time more parents get involved in their children's schools.
Ms Austin, a teacher at the Reynold Weekes Primary, says it is time that educators begin to use their research and experience to influence policies that can help students fulfill their potential.
Ms Austin says her fellow teachers have also recognised the need for and have gone about scheduling time for play among the youngest students.