The Uttar Pradesh government, led by Yogi Adityanath has planned to provide booklets and preschool kits to around 1,70,896 Anganwadi Centers to ensure that the Early Childhood Children Education (ECCE) scheme runs smoothly. In addition, the centres will present youngsters with assessment cards.
"Preschool kits have been supplied to children in 1,06,128 Anganwadi centres spread throughout 44 districts of Uttar Pradesh as part of the ECCE scheme, under the New Education Policy 2020," stated a government spokesman.
The National Book Trust is distributing age-appropriate storybooks for children between three to six years old, as well as performing field visits to the centres to promote activity-based learning.
An ECCE manual called 'Pahal' has been created by the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) for Anganwadi workers to help them execute ECCE programmes at their centres.
The State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) developed the syllabus for this manual, which has been distributed to all 44 districts. Furthermore, 44 districts across the state have received category-specific individual assessment cards for the half-yearly evaluation of three to six-year-old children.
According to the spokesman, Anganwadi Centres are being built in the state in accordance with Government of India norms, using the convergence of MGNREGA, Panchayati Raj, and the Child Development and Nutrition Department.
It's worth noting that, out of the 10,187 Anganwadi Centers that were supposed to be built in four years, 8,820 have been completed, with 1,367 still under construction.