Role of physical instructional materials in early child learning centres
Dr. Pallvi Pandit
The primary aim of this research is to access the existing situation of instructional material management among various public and private institutions of early child development centres (ECDs) around lekhnath municipality, Nepal. This study is based on primary data collection among 10 sampled pre-primary schools covers 2 primaries, 2 lower secondary, 4 higher secondary and 2 community managed early child learning centres. From the research it was concluded that availability of physical instructional materials among early child pre-schools around lekhnath were low status, however, the community managed Child Care Centre had found the highest physical materials, likewise another Bhabysa Child Care Centre had second highest scored. Similarly, government managed Lower Secondary and Primary schools had the better instructional materials as compared with Higher Secondary schools. This study recommends that the impact of animated books on the vocabulary and language, use of modern information computer technology audio video, free, publicly funded, quality kindergarten programs in all states, mandatory full-day kindergarten learning school run with day snacks, State, local governments and local community should provide the additional funds necessary to manage child friendly pre-kindergarten available for future of any nation’s child of two- and four-year old children.