With frequent cases of sexual and physical abuse of children reported from preschools, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights is ready with guidelines to regulate such private playschools. Once the guidelines are notified no child below three will be enrolled at a playschool. Violators will face derecognition and action as per law.
WCD minister Maneka Gandhi said that the guidelines were an important step towards regulating early childhood care centres operating in the form of playschools in the private sector. The guidelines also state what kind of play and educational activities the children can be engaged.
Himachal Pradesh happens to be the first state that is planning to bring a law to regulate play schools. The aim is to prevent violation of child rights and any kind of abuse against children in the age group of 3 to 6 years by regulating preschools education.