Vastavam web: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami Monday kicked off a pilot project enabling children to attend kindergarten classes based on Montessori education in english medium at government middle schools with anganwadi centres in the State. Palaniswami formally launched the programme at a function held at a Government Girls Middle School here on Monday, an official release said. The project would benefit 52,933 children in 2,381 anganwadi centres in the State, it said.
The school education department would train the teachers under the Samakra Shiksha Abhiyaan scheme. Samagra Shiksha is an overarching programme of the Ministry of Human Resource Development for the school education sector extending from pre-school to class 12. The children enrolled in the LKG, UKG classes would receive four pairs of uniforms, color pencils, crayons and footwear for free and a course completion certificate. Through this scheme, parents would be encouraged to send their wards to government-run schools and also improve the learning, writing and reading skills of the children.