ECD center based services are child development services that are offered in organized settings. The settings are in forms of crèches, playgroups, religious centers, kindergartens, nursery schools, day care centers, community based childcare centers, preschools, nutrition rehabilitation units, children’s/ pediatric wards; child rehabilitation units, children’s corners and primary schools for children aged six to eight.

ECD centers are positioned within children’s reach at a village, location, market place, estates, offices, hotels, banking halls, shopping malls, military and police communities, refugee camps and many other places where children survive, live and thrive. ECD centers offer opportunities for protection, early learning, stimulation, development, participation, socialization and a sense of belonging of all children, including vulnerable ones. Access to ECD services is at 48.3 percent.

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