Examining the contexts, practices and costs of Early Childhood Care and Education in India: Responsive models for child development On Going

Area(s) of work: Education

Duration: September 2017 – March 2019

Status: On-going

Funder/ Partner: British Academy

CBPS is undertaking a study in collaboration with the University of Cambridge on developing responsive models for Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) in India. The project aims at analysing contexts, practices and costs of ECCE, with a particular focus on disadvantaged families/communities in India. A comparative study of ECCE programmes and practices in two states – Tamil Nadu and Bihar will be undertaken, examining histories and practices of early childhood care within families as well as within existing ECCE institutions. The project will use an ethnographic approach, and combine this with a financial and cost analysis of ECCE programmes and practices to generate insights on responsive and scalable models for ECCE. The project is funded by the British Academy.

Project Contact: Maithreyi R