NFECS and NECCE program launched

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Source-This post on NFECS and NECCE program launched is based on the article “Ministry of Women and Child Development is launching NFECS and NECCE program” published in “PIB” on 11th March 2024.

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NFECS and NECCE program
Source- The Indian Express

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has launched a National Curriculum for Early Childhood Care and Education (NECCE) for children aged three to six years.

Additionally, they have launched a National Framework for Early Childhood Stimulation (NFECS) for children from birth to three years.

About NFECS and NECCE

AspectNFECS (National Framework for Early Childhood Stimulation)NECCE (National Curriculum for Early Childhood Care and Education)
Age GroupChildren from birth to three yearsChildren from age three to six
AimEmpower caregivers and Anganwadi Workers for early stimulation and learning to support children’s optimal development.Improve early childhood care and education at Anganwadi Centres. It aligns with the National Curriculum Framework for Foundational Stage 2022 (NCF-FS).
Developmental domains coveredPhysical, thinking, language, social-emotional, cultural/aesthetic, good habitsPhysical, thinking, language, social-emotional, cultural/aesthetic, good habits
MethodologyAttentive care, early learning opportunitiesLesson plans based on skills, fun learning, readiness for primary school
Activities36 month-wise age-based activitiesWeekly plan with 36 weeks of learning, 8 weeks of review, and 4 weeks of introduction
Special AttentionIt emphasizes serve and return, caregiver actions: love, talk, play, and positive guidanceScreening, inclusion and referrals of Divyang children in every activity

Note- Both documents are created by the National Institute for Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) and will be incorporated into the Poshan Tracker. NIPCCD will conduct training sessions for Anganwadi workers on the new Curriculum and Framework.

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