The early years of a child’s life are indeed the foundation years. The Early Childhood Association is set up with the vision that all the preschools, Balwadi’s, N.G.O’s, children’s activity classes, parents, student teachers, media houses, companies that deal with children’s products, in short everyone connected to young children can all come together to advocate, discuss and bring about a change in the quality of care, development, and learning in early childhood in India.
Our goal is quality Early Childhood Care and Education, after all, 98% of the brain develops in the first six years of life and children spend these crucial years in creches, preschools, and daycare(s). Early Childhood Association has designed a Quality Audit Tool for Early Childhood Centres, that can help centers elevate their quality thus help nurture and stimulate young children in a safe and enriched environment. This focus on Quality will also positively impact your enrolment figures as the quality is what today’s parents are aware of and demand. When your center undergoes the Quality audit with the Early Childhood Association then your center’s name is listed on our website as a Quality Approved Centre. We also support you with additional training and workshops for your staff and/or guiding you on quality matters to further elevate your quality standards.
what areas does ECA-APER focus on?
Community Cooperation, Collaboration and Financial Support
Health, Nutrition and Safety
Staffing and Professional Development
Child Assessment and Program Evaluation
How will this help your center?
You will be able to uphold international quality standards at your centre
The parents who visit your centre or enrol at the centre will perceive you to be the best due to the quality audit certification that you have received from a premier Early Childhood Association of India.
It would increase the awareness of the trust of the community in your centre that will lead to overall satisfaction of all stakeholders and success of the centre.
At a nominal cost you would be able to identify your key areas of improvement and then arrange for training.
Post the Quality Audit, ECA is also willing to help centres rectify their quality by supporting them with workshops and training to help them understand both structural and program quality. (these will be charged extra on a case to case basis)
To know more about the process, download the guide here