The objective of this activity is to provide tuition fee waivers to 3-5 year old children from poor households to help them to attend ECD centers.  The project will provide grants to fee levying state and non-state run ECD centers in order to achieve this objective.

ECD centers which fulfill the below mentioned criteria will be eligible to receive these tuition fee waiver grants.


  •    T     The ECD center should either be formally registered with an approved registration authority for ECD centers OR be recorded (in the Divisional Secretariat) as being in operation for last 2 years.
  •           The fees charged by the center per child should not exceed the pre specified maximum amount.
  •          Parents’ Association/ Preschool Development Committee is in place
  •          The ECD center should have been in operation last 2 years.
  •          The ECD Center should have at least one teacher/ teacher assistant per 20 children.
  •          Availability of furniture made for children.
  •          Availability of Teaching-Learning Materials
  •          Availability of Outdoor Play Area incl. Equipment
  •          Availability of Safe Drinking Water Supply
  •          Availability of Toilet Facilities
  •          Building condition of the ECD Center 
  •       Protected environment of the ECD Center premises