Early Childhood Care and Education Authority

Pre-School Services

We offer:

  • Zonal Pre-School services
  • Resource centres
  • Children/parents/teachers information services
  • Training facilities
  • Multi-media services

Equity & Access

  • Equitable access of all children aged between 3-5 years to a suitable pre-school setting
  • Construction of pre-school units in underserved regions.
  • Payment of a Per Capita Grant of Rs 200 to all children attending a private pre-primary school.

Regulatory framework

  • Facilitate and ensure compliance of existing and forthcoming new regulations
  • Administer payment of per capita grant
  • Operate ECCEA pre-primary units
  • Conduct and monitor the registration/re-registration exercise and deliver relevant licenses and permits (pre-schools and child-minders)


Capacity Building & Career Development

  • Offer in service training to pre-school practioners
  • Organise thematic workshops at national and regional levels
  • Promote interactive/peer learning at cluster level
  • support training programmes
  • Develop career path



  • Promote policy dialogue with all stakeholders (parents, mangers, unions, NGO's, local authorities, training institutions, regional and international ECD organizations)
  • Offer a common platform for exchanges of ideas/projects pertaining to child development and education.
  • Develop joint programmes between ECCEA pre-schools and private pre-schools.
  • Network with local and international agencies.



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