In a recent development, playschools operating in the national capital are set to undergo mandatory registration with the Delhi government’s Department of Women and Child Development. This decision comes after a meeting between the department, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR), and the Delhi Education Department, where concerns about non-compliance with established norms by many playschools were raised.
According to sources, the NCPCR pointed out several shortcomings in the current operations of playschools during the meeting. The Women and Child Development Department of the Delhi government was apprised of the fact that certain playschools in the city were not adhering to prescribed norms.
“Some parents are enrolling their children in playschools as early as the age of two, a clear violation of child rights norms. Consequently, playschools across the national capital will be required to register with the Delhi government,” stated the source.
To facilitate this registration process, the department will soon upload the application form on its official website. The associated link will be disseminated through advertisements, offering clear directives on playschool operations. This move is expected to bring playschools in line with established regulations and ensure a more standardised and regulated environment for young learners.
(With inputs from PTI)