(THE GIST OF PIB) Poshan Bhi Padhai Bhi

(THE GIST OF PIB) Poshan Bhi Padhai Bhi


Poshan Bhi Padhai Bhi

  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development is launching ‘Poshan Bhi Padhai Bhi’, an ECCE (Early Childhood Care and Education) program.

Key highlights:

  • The Ministry of Women and Child Development is launching “Poshan Bhi Padhai Bhi” (on 10th May 2023), an ECCE program to ensure that India has the world’s largest, universal, high-quality pre-school networks envisaged under the National Education Policy (NEP, 2020). 
  • As per the guidelines of the NEP, with Poshan Bhi Padhai Bhi, the government has taken up the goal of strengthening the foundations of the country’s future generations.
  • Children’s development in every domain will be targeted – cognitive, development, physical and motor development, socio-emotional-ethical development, artistic/cultural development and the development of communication and early language, literacy and numeracy.
  • All the states should follow the ECCE task force recommendations for a play-based, activity-based learning pedagogy, targeted specifically at the developmental milestones of 0-3-year-olds as well as 3-6-year-olds, including special support for Divyang children.
  • Through the ‘Poshan Bhi Padhai Bhi’ ECCE policy, every child would be provided with two hours of high-quality preschool instruction on a daily basis.
  • To give a push to ECCE, anganwadi centres will be reimagined and recalibrated to focus not only on the nutritional aspect of children and mothers but also on early learning of children under 6 years, particularly those under 3 years, which has proven to be a foundation for a child’s development. It has been found that 85% of the brain development is achieved by the age of 6 years.



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