Way forward for Early Childhood Care and Education

  • For universal access to Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE), the Anganwadi Centres will be strengthened with high quality infrastructure, play equipment and well-trained Anganwadi workers/teachers.
  • Every Anganwadi must have a well-ventilated, well-designed, child-friendly and   well-constructed   building   with   an enriched   learning   Funds for this programme will be provided by the Central and State governments.
  • ECCE teacher training should be added as a skill gap in the list of National Skill Development Corporation to ensure that easy investment is available to produce efficient ECCE teachers.
  • Universal access to quality early childhood education is perhaps the best investment that India can make for our children’s and our nation’s future.
  • ECCE can also be introduced in Ashrams shalas in tribal-dominated areas in a phased manner.