National Framework for Early Childhood Stimulation Launched

  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development is launching a National Curriculum for Early Childhood Care and Education for Children from Three to Six Years and a National Framework for Early Childhood Stimulation for Children from Birth to Three Years. 
  • The National Education Policy 2020 marked a turning point in India’s commitment to shaping a bright future for all children. 
  • The Ministry recognizes the pivotal role of early years in development and seeks to strengthen India’s Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) landscape. 
  • The Ministry runs 13.9 lakh Anganwadi Centres, catering to over 8 crore children under six years old. 
  • The National Curriculum for ECCE 2024 covers all domains of development as per the National Curriculum Framework for Foundational Stage 2022 (NCF-FS), including physical/motor, cognitive, language and literacy, socio-emotional, cultural/aesthetic, and positive habits. 
  • The National Framework for Early Childhood Stimulation 2024 aims to empower caregivers and Anganwadi Workers for holistic early stimulation, through responsive caregiving and opportunities for early learning. 
  • The documents have been prepared by the National Institute for Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD), with the support of an Internal Committee and development partners. 
  • Provisions from the Curriculum and the Framework will be included on the Poshan Tracker.

 

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