The Early Childhood development project Supports the regular delivery of standardized program modules on parental awareness across the country. 

         

                                                                           Dr. Ravi Nanayakkara (Projrct Director – ECD Project

On 29th January 2020, a 3-day Training of Trainers (TOT) on Parental Awareness program commenced at the Ecumenical Institute for Study and Dialogue for ECD officers from District, District Coordinators, Preschool development Officers from Early Childhood Development Authority in North and East provinces.

    

                                                                       Mr. W. D. Madurawala (Training Specialist – ECD Project)

These programs are conducted by experts in the field who deliver awareness programs for enhancing parents’ understanding of holistic childhood development; interaction programs for guided parental experience and parent education programs to enhance parenting practices and behaviors.

Dr. Ravi Nanayakkara (Project Director – ECD Project) delivering Basic Life Safety & Emergency Management module. 

                    

The participants are trained on the following modules.

  • How my child develops.
  • Effects of parenting practices on personality development of children.
  • Gender Based Violence.
  • How to help children with special needs.
  • Role to trainer in Parental Awareness.
  • Basics in Parental Awareness
  • BLS & Emergency Management.

The ECD Project focuses on providing age appropriate high quality teaching learning materials which are suitable for children who are in ECD centers. The ECD PMU prepares a package which includes play oriented educational materials such as toys, blocks and shapes, sand trays, puzzles and measuring devices and reading materials in all three mediums – Sinhala, English and Tamil.

These reading materials and books are carefully selected by an expert committee and then sent to ECD centers that are funded by the ECD Project. 

 

On 5th February 2020, a panel of resources personnel conducted such a gathering, held at the Children’s Secretariat Auditorium, to select reading materials and identifying books for resource packs that will be sent to ECD centers for 2020 that are supported by the ECD Project.

At this meeting a review of the training conduced thus far by the ECD PMU was also reviewed.

   

  

 

The panel consisted of the following resources persons:

Ms. R.M. Kumudumali (Director and Senior Lecturer, Department of ECD and Primary Education, NIE)

Ms. Nirmala Damayanthi (Senior Lecturer, Department of ECD and Primary Education, NIE)

Dr. T. Mukunthan (Seniors Lecturer, Department of ECD and Primary Education, OUSL)

Ms. S.A. Sunil (Former Senior Lecturer, Department of ECD and Primary Education, NIE)

Ms. W.D.L. Saubhagya (Asst. Director, Children’s Secretariat)

Ms. Mala De Silva

Mr. Sri Renganathan (Senior Lecturer, Department of ECD and Primary Education, OUSL)

Mr. Chaminda Ramasundara (Deputy Director, PHDT)

Dr. Ravi Nanayakkara (Project Director, ECD Project)

Mr. W.D. Madurawala (Training Specialist, ECD Project)

      

 

 

 

 

 

                 

 

 

      

 

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A healthy Childhood Development Center (CDC) is a place which provides a safe and encouraging environment for a child. It is important to equip centers with the material which contribute towards the development of children.

From 2016 to 2019, Early Childhood Development Project carried out the following project activities in 7 regions of the Plantation Sector for new and existing CDCs:

1.    Furniture and educational play materials for New CDCs and Renovated, totaling in 172 numbers.

 

2.    Outdoor play equipment for new CDCs, new play areas and renovated play areas – total of 341.

The breakdown of the above numbers per Plantation region, is given below: 

EQUIPMMENT For CDCs

N0

Region

New CDCs & Play areas

New Play areas

Renovated play areas

Total Sites

1

Kandy

4

20

22

46

2

Kegalle

8

20

24

52

3

Badulla

4

20

24

48

4

Galle

 

20

24

44

5

Hatton

12

22

24

58

6

Nuwaraeliya

 

18

26

44

7

Ratnapura

7

20

22

49

 

 

Total

     

 

341

The breakdown of the above number

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FURNITURE for CDCs

N0

Region

New CDC

Renovated CDC

Total Sites

1

Kandy

9

12

21

2

Kegalle

9

17

26

3

Badulla

13

12

24

4

Galle

2

25

27

5

Hatton

12

12

24

6

Nuwaraeliya

12

10

22

7

Ratnapura

5

23

28

 

 

Total

   

 

172

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The ECD Project will continue to support the Plantation sector thus through the PHDT.