Aide et Action International considers early childhood care and education as a critical part of the nurturing and development of children, as these formative years have a great bearing on both physical and mental growth. Despite primary education being mandated, not many children in South Asia are able to receive this initial care and attention.
The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme of Aide et Action International South Asia covers children between the age group of 0–6 years and uses a holistic approach that integrates health, nutrition, and education for young children from the very beginning and at all stages.
Care - Love - Education
In India, the anganwadi, centre besides being a source for daily supplementary nutrition to children, also offers a relief for working parents who leave their children in the centre when
they go to work.
Children regularly attend a centre-based programme where they learn pre-reading, pre-writing and pre-number skills, concepts and vocabulary. We also look at health and nutrition and work closely with anganwadi workers and village-level institutions such as the Self-Help Groups (SHGs), Panchayats, and Parent- Teacher Associations.
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