The Delhi government has launched a diploma course in pre-school education with an aim to build skilled staff for the proposed 3,000 early childhood education centres in the national capital.

The course would be started at nine District Institutes of Education and Training (DIET), from the next academic session, with 450 seats in the first year.

The government had earlier announced the setting up of an Early Childhood Education Development (ECED) program with 3000 centres across Delhi.

The move to offer diplomas in pre-school education is aimed at building the capacity required for the ECED program, an official release said.

While announcing the launch of the course, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that for the success of the government’s plan to open 3000 ECED centres, it was “important to build human resources capacities parallely”.

It also said that pre-school education or early childhood education, which covers children of three to six years of age, was necessary to build a strong foundation for overall human development and to ensure school readiness for primary education.

Source: NDTV