The Project along with the Children's secretariat will support in developing standardized child development assessments and assist ECD centers in conducting the assessments. All project supported ECD centers will be required to conduct annual child development assessments to measure the improvements made towards meeting development standards.

MWCA and Children’s Secretariat will work closely with the relevant stake holders and other independent experts in developing standardized child development assessments. 

·         Assessment tool ready

·        25 Child Development Officers and 3,309 Preschool teachers in 1,696 centers trained.  

District

# of Preschools

# of teachers Trained

Colombo

272

523

Gampaha

101

198

Ratnapura

140

271

Kegalle

157

342

Kandy

231

458

Matale

211

422

Nuwara Eliya

99

189

Anuradhapura

253

518

Polonnaruwa

77

77

TOTAL

       1,696         3,309

Six One Day Workshops were held to educate Provincial level Officials from province wise under the guidance of Secretary of Ministry of Women and Child Affairs and project staff.

Various activities which are conducted under the project were discussed. Also, the officials were educated on fundamentals in Early Childhood Development. 

Province

Conducted Date

Venue

Western

November 23, 2017

BMICH, Colombo 07

Southern

July 13, 2018

South Lake Resort, Ahangama, Galle

North Western

August 10, 2018

Kandyan Reach Hotel, Kurunegala

Uva

August 17, 2018

Bandarawela Hotel, Bandarawela

Central

September 18, 2018

Mahaweli Reach Hotel, Kandy

North Central

October 26, 2018

Seedewi Family Restaurant, Anuradhapura

The training of trainers (TOT) program supported by the Project prepare the necessary pool of trainers to deliver short-term training to preschool teachers across the country.

Throughout the project period 500 Master trainers will be trained both Sinhala and Tamil medium. The TOT training program includes many interactive sessions and discussions. which participants actively participate. They will get comprehensive, residential training for 2 weeks. 333 Master trainers have been trained.