The Curriculum Planning and Development Division (CPDD) is located at the Rudranath Capildeo Learning Resource Centre , Mc Bean Village, Couva. At the RCLRC compound, there is a Teacher Education Library, a state-of-art auditorium, the School Broadcasting Unit, The School Publication Unit, and the Curriculum Planning and Development Division. The Curriculum establishment comprises 1 Director, 1 Assistant Director, 26,Curriculum Coordinators and 98 Curriculum Officers, together with the secretariat and other the operational staff.
The primary function of the CPDD is managing the curriculum development process which includes curriculum design/development, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and review, for primary to post-secondary (Advanced Level). Apart from these functions and providing support to internal stakeholders, the CPDD also facilitates a myriad of curriculum-related activities involving other government ministries and agencies, corporate citizens, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and faith-based organizations (FBOs), related to the following areas: Physical Education and Sports, Visual and Performing Arts, Technical Vocational Education and Training, Physical Sciences, Technology Education, Mathematics, Social Sciences, Language Arts and Modern Languages.
The CPDD functions as champions of the school curriculum which serves as a medium for ensuring that students achieve the value outcomes as stated in the Mission Statement of the Ministry of Education. The CPDD therefore helps to bring policy to fruition through the curriculum development process. The Division makes use of research on best practices for curriculum development and implementation to achieve educational objectives. It also makes recommendations on the acceptability and implications of curriculum offerings which have been developed regionally and internationally. The other major objective is to support the achievement of a seamless education system that will ensure that students are afforded real opportunities for holistic development mindful of their individual educational needs.