Child Care Centre

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A Child Care Centre (CCC) has been established to provide hands-on experience to the trainees undergoing training at the Institute. The Child Care Centre (CCC) aims at the holistic development of the child. It follows the play-way and activity approach to provide a stimulating environment for holistic, i.e., intellectual, social, emotional, physical and language development of the child. The ECE programme is planned to take into account the developmental needs of the children. The child-centered programmes at CCC reflect a balance between individual and group activities, free play and guided activities, active play, indoor and outdoor activities and activities to foster all aspects of development. 

To provide a variety of experiences to children, the Centre undertakes activities like free and structured conversation, rhymes, songs, story-telling, story making, music and movement, dramatization, indoor play activities with blocks, beads, puzzles, etc., doll play, puppet play, clay modelling, outdoor games and activities like running, jumping, hopping, balancing, sand play, water play, gardening, nature walk, etc. 

Annually the Child Care Centre enrolls 30 children in the age group of 3-4 years from low-income groups belonging to the neighboring localities like Shahpur Jat Village, Hauz Khas Police Colony, and NIPCCD Campus, for the academic session starting from April to March. The center is run for three hours every day from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Every year, the Centre celebrated festivals like Raksha Bandhan, Janmashtami, Holi, Diwali, Christmas, Eid, Universal Children’s Day, Independence Day, Republic Day and birthdays of children attending CCC. 

Regular Mothers Meetings are organized at the CCC on various themes, namely, orientation to the programmes and activities of the CCC; and importance of play and organizing play activities at home; malaria and dengue and its prevention; diarrhea and its management; making soft toys for children, etc. A competition on toy making/ nutritious recipe is also organized for mothers of children attending the CCC, every year.

During the year, students from teachers’ training institute and students from various universities visit the Child Care Centre. The purpose of these visits is to observe the pre-school education being imparted to children and have interaction with the children at the CCC. 

On the occasion of Children’s Day, a two-week long meal – Vatsalya Mela was organized from 14- 30 November 2013 at Dilli Haat, INA and Pitampura. Vatsalya Mela is a celebration of childhood and womanhood, inviting you to foster and engage in all that is nurturing, empowering, enlightening and enabling for the child and the woman to enjoy their rightful place in the family, the workplace and society, free from threat or fear of violence in any form. At Dilli Haat, INA a model Anganwadi was set-up in one corner, which was attended by the 28 children from Child Care Centre of NIPCCD from the 14-30 November 2013. On these days, the model Anganwadi was buzzing with their day-to-day activities, every day, live for all to watch. The children watched cartoon film, magic shows, puppet shows, sang songs and danced merrily together. Children also participated in various competitions like fancy dress competition, racing, drawing and painting competitions and won prizes. 

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