NEW DELHI: The central authorities on Wednesday launched the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme consistent with the Nationwide Schooling Coverage 2020 for all its 13.9 lakh purposeful anganwadis underneath the banner “Poshan Bhi Padhai Bhi” and introduced that training programmes will steadily cowl round 13.3 lakh anganwadi workers throughout states.
The intention is to make these centres an area for pre-school studying and holistic growth with particular deal with kids aged 3 to six to make them faculty prepared for grade 1.
There are round 8 crore beneficiary kids underneath the age of 6 years in anganwadis availing supplementary vitamin and ECCE amenities. Sharing particulars of the coaching program for anganwadi employees on the launch of ECCE modules consistent with NEP 2020, ladies and little one growth minister Smriti Irani highlighted that Rs 600 crore is proposed to be allotted for the complete coaching course of.
“The intention is not only to make anganwadi centres vitamin hubs but in addition training imparting centres,” the minister added.
“A pathbreaking programme came about immediately within the capital – particularly ‘Poshan Bhi Padhai Bhi’. It’s our endeavour to make sure that ECCE materials within the reflection of the brand new NEP percolates to each anganwadi within the nation by way of new methodologies,” Irani stated at a press convention. NEP 2020, whereas noting that high quality ECCE just isn’t out there to crores of younger kids, requires guaranteeing all college students getting into grade 1 are actually prepared for college. NEP additionally asserts on paving the way in which for the preparation of an preliminary cadre of top of the range ECCE academics by coaching present anganwadi employees.
To ship on the mandate, in 2022 the WCD ministry created the ECCE taskforce. This activity pressure in its report this yr really useful capacity-building by way of a three-day in individual coaching, comply with up refresher coaching, recent instructing studying materials (TLM), together with exercise books and toys, and a workshop on utilization and creation of toys.“Along with state-level planning and monitoring, it additionally requires group involvement in a Jan Andolan by way of month-to-month ECCE days and different actions underneath Poshan 2.0,” Irani added.
Irani highlighted that ECCE materials was dispatched in 2013 too, however no coaching was imparted to the anganwadi employees then. “Communities have been additionally not concerned and no dad and mom have been consulted. The error of the earlier UPA (United Progressive Alliance) authorities just isn’t repeated, that’s the reason we’re coaching each anganwadi employee,” she stated.
She stated that the audio-visual and studying supplies ready underneath the modules have been examined in round seven states. All states will likely be following the nationwide ECCE taskforce suggestions for a play-based, activity-based studying pedagogy, focused particularly at developmental milestones of 0-3-year olds in addition to 3-6-year olds, together with these with disabilities.