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Celebrating International Women’s Day 2021

In honor of International Women’s Day that falls on 8th March 2021, The Early Childhood...

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COVID-19 relief efforts for ECD Centers in the Colombo District

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Intervention through the Early Childhood Development Project distributed child...

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Progress on the New Early Childhood Development Centers

The construction work on new ECD centers, with day care facilities, funded by the Early Childhood...

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When a child is enrolled in a Pre School it is essential to see that the Pre School has following standards.

An ECD center is expected to meet three compulsory standards* and at least another four out of the remaining prioritized minimum quality standards for ECD centers.

Premises

  1. Premise has safety mechanism (i.e. fence/wall) to prevent children from accessing road, river, wells or any other hazards.

Building:

  1. Safe structure (permanent roof, paved floor, shelter students from elements, if there is a half wall it should be about 3.5 feet)
  2. Ramp/physical access for disabled children.

Furniture and Equipment:

  1. Desks, Chairs and mats specially built for children
  2. Display space (wall/board etc)
  3. Age appropriate indoor play materials (children’s picture books, puzzles, blocks, music instruments)

Water and Sanitation facilities

  1. Toilets with water (1/15-20 children) COMPULSORY*
  2. Clean drinking water supply COMPULSORY *

Outside play area

  1. Adequate outdoor play equipment (as already approved by the Children’s Secretariat)

Teacher:

10.At least one teacher with professional training per students (at least one year professional training in Preschool education) COMPULSORY *



Ministry of Women and Child Affairs

The World Bank

Children's Secretariat