This project involves improving the quality of State run Early Child Care Centers by training teachers and parents committees to address education and health care requirements of 1250 children belonging to 50 child care centers which are situated in the low income areas of Bengaluru in India. 10 trainings each will be organized for both parents committees and teachers belonging to 50 Child Care Centers
In India, early child care is to a large extent neglected . High incidence of malnutrition is seen and basic child care requirements are not met for majority of people, especially for low income groups. Their requirements are to a certain extent fulfilled by child care centers managed by the Government. However, quality in these centers is poor and through these centers, nutrition and basic health care requirements are not met completely and early learning requirements of children are ignored.
This project will support in enabling teachers and parents of children in the State run Early Child Care centers to address the education and healthcare requirements of their children in an organized, efficient and sustainable manner. Through appropriate trainings, teachers and parents committee in each of these 50 centers will be equipped to address health care and learning needs of children.
This project caters exclusively to State run Early Childhood Care facilities that are managed by the Government. The project works on building capabilities of existing teachers and local community members to address child care requirements. Since these teachers will be working in these centers for a long period and because there is active involvement of the local community through the parents committee, there is bound to be significant long term impact.