Early Childhood Development Forum (ECDF) launched in 2019, is an initiative of DN Acharya FOUNDATION FOR CHILDREN AND WOMEN WELFARE (DNAF) registered under Societies Act XXI of 1860 bearing Regd. No KAM(M)/263/I/425. ECDF endeavours to work towards empowering children from all stratas of the society and create a bonhomous environment for children in their early childhood years, so that they grow up to be sensible, happy and confident individuals. Early Child Development Forum family believes that it can be done only, if the stakeholders work in sync towards this goal.
Early Child Development Forum (ECDF) is set up with the VISION to bring all Preschools, NGO’s, Children Activity Centers, Parents, Educators, Balwadi’s, Anganwadi’s, Corporates, Media Houses, Companies dealing in Children Products and anyone related to children in their early years of growing, to come together - Brainstorm, Advocate, Interact, Exchange Ideas and to bring about a coherent change in the domain Early Childhood Education and Care. It is a platform where we initiate, innovate and implement the best practices in ECE. The Forum essentially endeavors to assist children from the economically deprived sections of the society, both from the urban and rural areas, in attaining quality early childhood education and care.
Our Mission is to empower EDUCATORS, PARENTS, CHILDREN and OTHER STAKE HOLDERS by facilitating them with training programs, awareness campaigns, leadership programs, workshops and seminars, community activities, that would enable them to become positive contributors in the domain of Early Childhood Education and Care. We work towards capacity building of individuals, organizations and communities in delivering early childhood development and care programs and services and implementing the same in the most conducive manner.
Our Goal is to strive for the attainment of "stress free early childhood years where every child enjoys all the rights they are entitled to and is in a safety net, and grow up to become well rounded individuals.” We want to touch the lives of all those who touch the lives and learning of children, be it educators, parents, policy makers, entrepreneurs, media and even the children themselves.
Early Childhood Development interventions include educating and supporting parents, delivering services to children, developing capacities of caregivers, teachers and children, using mass communications to enhance parent’s and caregiver’s knowledge, practices and by counseling the stakeholders. Our programs for children are center or home-based, formal or non-formal, and also include parents’ education.