With focus on nutrition, the Government is implementing Anganwadi Services under the Umbrella Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) scheme. It is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme which is implemented by the States/UTs with the objectives to improve the nutritional and health status of children in the age-group 0-6 years; lay the foundation for proper psychological, physical and social development of the child; reduce the incidence of mortality, morbidity, malnutrition and school dropout; achieve effective co-ordination of policy and implementation amongst the various departments to promote child development; and to enhance the capability of the mother to look after the normal health and nutritional needs of the child through proper nutrition and health education.
Our aim is to provide a safe, developmentally, inclusive environment for children with a focus to provide a stimulating early learning and child care experience which promotes each child’s social/emotional, physical and cognitive development.
The following services are sponsored under ICDS to help achieve its objectives:-
- Supplementary Nutrition
- Early Childhood Education(Non-Formal)
- Nutrition and Health Education (NHEd)
- Health checkup
- Referral services