Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) makes a positive contribution to children’s long term development and learning by facilitating an enabling and stimulating environment in these foundation stages of lifelong learning.
Parents as caregivers are critical in providing a stimulating learning environment to the child and the first two and a half to three years need not be in a formal learning environment.
JMECT views on children as happy, healthy and confident; each child with unique identity, grounded in their individual strengths and capacities; and with respect for their unique social, linguistic, and cultural heritage and diversity. As children grow and learn, they explore, enquire, make discoveries and apply their understanding to become self regulated lifelong learners. Furthermore, they are sensitive to diversity, are communicative, caring and creative in their relationship with people and environment.
JMECT ’s start to work in Early Childhood Education on 2012 with 56 children at two villages namely Sontoshpur Pt.II and Dumerguri I under Tapattary development block in Bongaigaon of Assam (India) , which were run by local young women. Now the organization is reach out yearly 1280 children of 38 villages under Tapattary and Srijangram devlopment Block in the district of Bongaigaon,Assam in India .
The focus of Jubayer masud Educational & Charitable Trust Early Childhood Education program is holistic development of children and their readiness for school in the age group of 4-8 years. This is done with the support of mothers, school teachers and volunteers in the community.
The aim of Early Childhood Care and Education is to facilitate optimum development of the child’s full potential and lay the foundation for all round development and lifelong learning. While parents and home have the main responsibility of the welfare of the child, a strong partnership between the community and the ECE centres is important for the well being of the child and in achieving the following objectives.
Ensure each child is valued, respected, feels safe and secure and develops a positive self concept • Enable a sound foundation for physical and motor development of each child- as per each child’s potential • Imbibe good nutrition routines, health habits, hygiene practices and self help skills • Enable children for effective communication and foster both receptive and expressive language • Promote development and integration of the senses • Stimulate intellectual curiosity and develop conceptual understanding of the world around by providing opportunities to explore, investigate and experiment • Enhance development of pro-social skills, social competence and emotional well being • Develop sense of aesthetic appreciation and stimulate creative learning processes. • Imbibe culturally and developmentally appropriate behaviour and core human values of respect and love for fellow human beings. • Enable a smooth transition from home to ECE centre to formal schooling • Enhance scope for overall personality development .
Upto 2021-22, JMECT reached about 11,300 children through 38 early Children education center .
JMECT’s ECE program is currently active in 38 goverment school of 38 villages under the district of Bongaigaon ,Assam in India . Teachers of the center is local young women who has a strong understanding of the local context, which helps her effectively interact with children and engage with parents.
The content is based on the child’s immediate surroundings. Activities are conducted with children in varying setups – big groups, small groups and individually – and are supported with contextualized print and play material such as flash cards, story books, story cards, picture cards, beads, clay and locally available objects of daily use.
Children are regularly assessed by instructors through simple activities and observations. Indicators for assessment are such that they are easy to observe, measure and communicate. The findings of these periodic assessments help instructors track children’s progress and are regularly communicated to parents as an engagement tool.
Mothers are also engaged through periodic meetings, creation of mothers’ groups in the community and individual home visits. Mother engagement includes discussions, games and material creation and distribution.