Workshop on Observance of Early Childhood Care and Education Day

Rayagada: Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development (CoEECD), Department of Psychology, Utkal University in collaboration with UNICEF organize a Workshop on Observance of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) day on 17th and 18th January at Mission Shakti Conference Hall, Rayagada. CDPOs, ICDS supervisors, Anganwadi workers of Rayagada districts were participated in the two days programme.
Prof. Bhaswati Pantaik, HOD, Department of Psychology & Project Director of CoEECD, Utkal University coordinated the programme share that observance of ECCE day on 19th of every month is important to create awareness among the parents about parenting and child care. Prof. Patnaik make presentation about its objectives, theme of discussion, participants etc. It the parents will sensitize on how they care their children, the children mental and physical health will be grow fasters. She spoke some psycho-socio issues during the early childhood and need some of the activities for the child which will be help the child development in early stages.
Dr. Manaswini Dash, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Utkal University thoroughly present about how human brain development, and how the ground-level worker will involve in the development of mind and heart of the child at early childhood level. She present some activities which will help the mind of the child in the early years.
Ms. Madhumita Das, State Consultant, WCD present about different schemes and steps taken by the Odisha Government for the development of ICDS programmes. She shared that during the last four to five years, there is lot of change in quality on ICDS programme. She clear the doubts of the participants about different schemes related to ICDS,ECCE policy Guideline, ECCE Curriculum, regarding observance of ECCE day and its related training programme and other queries raised by the supervisors, CDPOs and Anganwadi workers. Among others, Mr. Santalal Deep, ADSWO, Rayagada, Mr. Prakash Barik, Consultant, UNICEF also spoke in the two-day workshop.

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