Pre-School Education (PSE) is one of the most important components
of ICDS and considered to be the backbone of ICDS. As part of
“Strengthening and Restructuring of ICDS”‚ the
Government of India (GOI) is focusing on strengthening of AWCs as
“Vibrant ECD Centers” to become the first village
outpost for health, nutrition and early learning and the
Government has also proposed minimum 6 hours of working of AWCs.
Accordingly, the State Government has made it mandatory for
extending the timings of Pre-School from 9.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
and also enhanced the honorarium of AWWs and AWHs.