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Haryana launches new curriculum for children

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  Gurgaon, January 09, 2013
First Published: 02:07 IST(9/1/2013) | Last Updated: 02:08 IST(9/1/2013)

The state government has implemented an early childhood care and education (ECCE) curriculum for children between three and six years of age under the Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme.

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The programme has been developed by the central government and is being implemented on pilot basis in Hisar and Gurgaon districts, said Sumita Misra, Haryana director general, women and child development department.

She said on Tuesday that a task force had also been constituted at the state and district level for the proper implementation of this pilot project.

The scheme is being implemented in 148 ICDS projects including 21 urban projects with the network of 25,699 Anganwadi centres including 512 mini Anganwadi centres.

Under this scheme, six services including supplementary nutrition, immunization, health check-up, referral services, non-formal pre-school education and health and nutrition education are provided to children below six years of age, pregnant and nursing mothers and other women in the age group of 15-45 years in an integrated manner.

Misra said that 25 Anganwadi workers, one supervisor and one child development project officer from each project have also been given specialized training by National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development, New Delhi in this regard. A sum of Rs. 1 lakh has been given to each project for development of training learning material.


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