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Enhancing Equitable Access to Quality Early Childhood Development in Sri Lanka

The World Bank has published an article about the Early Childhood Development Project and its...

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COVID-19 relief efforts for ECD Centers in Matale, Puttalam, Kalutara and Rathnapura Districts

COVID-19 relief efforts for ECD Centers in Matale, Puttalam, Kalutara and Rathnapura Districts...

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New Early Childhood Development Center - Monaragala District

With the ease of restrictions in May 2020, the construction industry opened up and with it several new ECD...

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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