Centre releases curriculum framework for three to six-year-olds.

Syllabus: GS-II  Subject: Society and Social Justice  Topic: Social Sector – Education, Issue: Curriculum for 3-6 years.

Context: Central government releases ‘Aadharshila’ curriculum for 3-6-year-olds.


  • Aim: Bridge foundational literacy and numeracy gaps.
  • Developed in alignment with National Education Policy 2020.
  • Curriculum spans 48 weeks, emphasizing play-based learning.
  • Focus on enhancing listening skills, vocabulary, creativity, and social development.
  • Serves as a guide for states to develop their own curriculums.
  • Anganwadi workers receive training under ‘Poshan Bhi, Padhai Bhi’ scheme.

Prelims Connect(Schemes/Policies/Programmes)

Poshan Bhi Padhai Bhi” :

·        Aims to create a universal, high-quality pre-school network in India.

·        It integrates nutrition and education, transforming Anganwadi centers into both nutrition and education hubs.

·        Provides at least two hours of high-quality preschool instruction daily.

·        Targets children’s holistic development across physical, cognitive, socio-emotional, and ethical domains.

·        Aims to engage communities in strengthening the foundation of future generations through a “Jan Andolan” (people’s movement).

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