The Child Development Officers (CDOs) in the Plantation sector are offered a National Diploma in Child Development and Pre School Education & Management by the ECD Project. This will be coordinated by PHDT.

The program consists of three modules and participants will receive a two weeks residential training for each module. Experts from the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Women and Child Affairs, Children's Secretariat, National Institute of Education and identified resource personnel will conduct the trainings. 

Throughout the project period 650 CDOs will get the opportunity to follow the Diploma Program and become qualified CDOs to provide the best ECD services to children in the plantation sector.