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A hot lunch of rice cooked with dhal, vegetables, oil and condiments is provided to the children of age from two to five plus years.


Pre School Education/Early Childhood Care and Education(ECCE)

Early Childhood Care and Education ( ECCE ) is now being universally recognized as a crucial input for the overall development of the child.

ECCE has received its due emphasis in the National Policy on Education (1986) as a critical input both for the holistic development of an individual and for its impact on the enrolment and retention of children in the Primary grades.

ECCE is, in principle, a process and development oriented system and therefore ECE programmes are transacted through the medium of play and activity according to the age of the preschoolers.

The ECCE Programme is development oriented and child - centred in approach and places a great deal of emphasis on children's interaction and active experience of the environment. It derives its theoretical base from a systhesis of the principles and ideologies of some of the prominent fore runners of early childhood education as well as some leading developmental Psychgologists.

The preparation of ECCE Programme owes its origin to a workshop conducted by UNICEF in Agra in 1984 in which several noted experts & practitioners of ECCE in the country participated & presented papers on Pre-school curriculum. This has been further reinforced through National.

Celebration of ECCE Day

All 54439 AWCs are conducting ECCE day on 19th of every month since November 2013 onwards.


JuneMothers groups and parents group in teaching songs, nursery rhymes, stories etc. in the AWC.
JulyMothers groups and parents group in organizing group games, cooking food, distribution of food etc. in the AWC.

Growth and developmental milestone during early years, developmental delays, early signs of disability.


Importance of early childhood


Early stimulation activities


Significance of non-formal preschool education and ECCE.


Care giving at home


Importance of play


Role of community and parents in ECCE.


Good habit formation


Preparing children for school/ School readiness


Community for involving mothers and the older girls in performing various tasks at the AWC.

Early Childhood Care and Education policy (27/09/2013). Accordingly ECCE encompasses the inseparable elements of care, health, nutrition, play and early learning within a protective and enabling environment. Growing Scientific evidence confirms that there are critical stages in the development of the brain during this period which influence the pathways of physical and mental health and behaviour throughout the life cycle.

Our ECCE curriculam, termed as AADI PADI VILAYADU PAPPA Caters to 11 monthly themes from June to April. (May being the revision month). The details are as follows

AugustVegetables and Fruits
FebruaryOur Friends
AprilPlants, Trees and Creapens
MayRevision of Themes

The Right of children to Free and compulsory Education Act(RTE) 2010 have also addressed ECCE under section 11 of the Act which states, "with a view to prepare children above the age of three years for Elementary Education and to provide early childhood care and Education for all children until they complete te age of 6 years, the appropriate government make necessary arrangement for providing free Pre-School Education for the children".

ECCE Programme focuses exclusively on a programme for 2+ to 5+ years olds who are in Pre-school, along the lines suggested in the national policy.

Daily Schedule

Time Category of Activity
9.30 – 10.00 Circle Time
10.00 - 10.15 Thematic Conversation
10.15 - 10.45 Cognitive Development
10.45 - 11.00 Free Play / Snacks Time
11.00 - 11.20 Language Development
11.20 - 11.40 Physical & Motor Development
11.40 - 12.00 Social & Emotional Development
12.00 - 01.00 Noon Meal Time
01.00 - 02.00 Sleeping Time
02.00 - 03.00 Sleeping Time continuous for younger children
School readiness activities for older children
03.00 - 03.15 Free Play for all children
03.15 - 03.30 Closure
Activity time includes transition time

While the age for entry to class 1 is five to 6 years generally, a considerable number of children continue to attend ECCE centres even upto the age of 6 years, particularly in the rural, tribal and urban slum areas. This ECCE Programme specifically has these children in mind while suggesting objectives activities for this older age group ie. 5-6 year olds.

Joy of Learning(2-3 and 3-5 years)

2 -3 Play Activities

Story telling for kids

Free drawing session in black board.

3 - 5 Play / Pre-School

Action song with uniforms (on par with private nursery schools)

Story telling

Blocks arrangements for mental development