The government had earlier announced the setting up of an Early Childhood Education Development (ECED) program with 3000 centers across Delhi.
Why this move by Delhi Government?
- The Delhi government has launched a diploma course in pre-school education with an aim to build a skilled staff for 3,000 early childhood education centers in the national capital.
- To offer diplomas in pre-school education is aimed at building the capacity required for the ECED program.
- The government of Delhi is committed to providing quality and accessible education to every child in Delhi.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said, that pre-school education or early childhood education, which covers children of three to six years of age group, was necessary to build a strong foundation for overall human development and to ensure school readiness for primary education.
In order for our plan to open 3000 ECED centers, it is important to build human resource capacities parallel. That is the purpose of the newly launched Diploma program.
While several states run aanganwadis for children under the age of six, there has never been an attempt to run formal educational institutes on such a large scale by any government, the release said.