Early Childhood Development

An age-specific intervention focusing on the psychological and physiological growth of children from 0-6 years.

Making play a learning experience

The Early Childhood Development intervention is a service-strengthening intervention.

The Early Childhood Development intervention is established as a service - strengthening intervention. We collaborate with the Department of Women and Child Development to strengthen pre - school education at Anganwadi centres, we conduct hands - on, intensive, capacity-based training to Anganwadi workers and helpers, on age - specific activities to aid the physiological and psychological growth of children from 3 to 6 years. We do so by employing a two-pronged approach that focuses on pre - school education and nutrition. The former has grown beyond the range of Yadgir, where the Early Childhood Education (ECE) intervention was honed, and is now being scaled to five other districts under jurisdiction of the Hyderabad Karnataka Region Development Board.

The activities look at all-round development, beginning from nutrition to early learning in children. We believe parents contribute largely to the well - rounded grow the of their children. We engage with parents by conducting demonstration camps on nutrition and through regular home visits & care - givers meeting.

Our ECD intervention comprises of two programmes – Early Childhood Education and Nutrition.


Expansion to 6 District's in KKRDB

Growth Monitoring for 3,333 childrens

Facilitated 169 NRC Admissions

7,164 trained (CDPO's, ACDPO's & Supervisiors)

Demonstration center for future training in 1,385 AWCs

Expansion to six districts of KKRDB

The most notable development in our pre-school education programme was the expansion of Kalike’s Early Childhood Education to six districts of Kalyana Karnataka Region, with the vision of strengthening the quality of education in AWCs. HKRDB has created a dynamic learning space by developing a model AWC in each circle and establishing a District Early Childhood Development Resource Centre, under DWCD, to strengthen professional development of mid-level functionaries. We worked closely under the aegis of DWCD and Tata Trusts, networking with the block / circle level resource centres for potential cross learning. HKRDB attracted desirable support and co-operation from the department.

Best practices

Active participation and inputs on ECE in circle meetings.

Acting as resource persons alongside supervisors and developing the AWCs as demo centres to serve as a focal point for field exposure