As part of its programme, Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE), Women and Child Development and Mission Shakti Minister Tukuni Sahu on Monday inaugurated an exhibition of low cost child friendly teaching and learning materials (TLM) and ‘Prambhika’ : Early Childhood Development (ECD) Centre at the Home Economic Training Centre (HETC) at Laxmisagar here on Monday.
She also launched Parents+ Module, TLM booklets, Information Education Communication (IEC) materials (posters and flipcharts), revised Nua Arunima, pictorial handbooks on ECCE and handbook for observation of ECCE day.
Among others department Secretary Anu Garg, BvLF Country Representative Rushda Majeed and Unicef Chief Field Officer Dr Monika Nielson were present.
While data says that brain grows 80 per cent during first two years of early childhood and neglect during this stage renders cumulative adverse impacts on human development, the ECD and exhibition are expected to help parents a lot.
To sensitize parents and community about the importance of nutrition and early stimulation in the brain development of a child in early years through parents+ programme, communicators and facilitators manuals have been developed for the purpose.
To encourage the parents, members of family and community to help prepare TLMs and to partner in ECCE activities, standardized flipcharts, posters, pictorial handbooks would be circulated, informed an official release.