Keywords : Early child
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 6474-6481
Early Child care and education is a top most agenda of millennium as well as sustainable goals of development as laid down by UNESCO in “Education 2030” agenda. In India also, Various laws and policies are made to serve the cause. But in spite of 44 years of the launch of ICDS scheme for providing ECCE, the targets are still far to be achieved. Hence it becomes important to evaluate the scheme in order to know its strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.
Method: SWOT analysis was used to identify positive and negative aspects of the scheme. Convenient Sampling technique was used to take a series of interviews of various stakeholders of the scheme. Their opinions and problems form the basis of this qualitative study.
Results: On the basis of SWOT analysis, programme of action is laid down to improve the operational aspects of the ICDS scheme.