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National Curriculum For Early Childhood Care And Education (ECCE)

National Curriculum For Early Childhood Care And Education (ECCE):

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched a National Curriculum for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) for children aged three to six years, along with a National Framework for Early Childhood Stimulation (NFECS) for children from birth to three years.

  • NFECS (National Framework for Early Childhood Stimulation) NECCE (National Curriculum for Early Childhood Care and Education)
  • Target Age Group : Children from birth to three years Children from three to six years
  • Objective is to empower caregivers and Anganwadi Workers for holistic early stimulation Enhance the quality of early childhood care and education at Anganwadi Centres
  • It is aligned with the National Curriculum Framework for Foundational Stage 2022 (NCF-FS)
  • Developmental Domains Covered Physical, cognitive, language, socio-emotional, cultural/aesthetic, positive habits Physical/motor, cognitive, language and literacy, socio-emotional, cultural/aesthetic, positive habits
  • 36 month-wise-age-based activities Weekly calendar with 36 weeks of active learning, 8 weeks of reinforcement, and 4 weeks of initiation
  • It refers to the interaction between caregivers and children, where the caregiver responds to the child’s actions or cues, creating a supportive and nurturing environment. Screening, inclusion, and referrals for Divyang children, community engagement
  • It involves providing gentle and supportive direction to encourage positive behaviour and development in children.
  • Prepared by Both documents have been prepared by the National Institute for Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) and will be integrated into the Poshan Tracker.
  • NIPCCD will lead the training of Anganwadi functionaries on the new Curriculum and Framework