NEP 2020 and ECCE

  • ECCE would be the greatest and most powerful equaliser.
  • Universal provisioning   of   quality   early   childhood   development, care   and   education must be thus being achieved by 2030, to ensure that all children entering Grade 1 are school ready
  • The Policy projecting an expansion of the Right to Education Act to cover the three years of preschool before Class 1.
  • It suggests a new integrated curricular framework for 3 to 8-year olds with a flexible system based on play, activity and discovery, and beginning exposure to three languages from age 3 onwards.
  • The policy aims to provide High-quality early childhood care and education for all children between the ages of three and six by 2025.
  • This will be done within schools and anganwadis, which will take care of the overall well-being of the child.
  • These institutions will also provide similar support to families for children younger than three years of age—within their homes.
  • This policy will result in a massive positive multiplier effect on society.