Last update: 14 August 2014          

 

Early Childhood Care and Education Authority

The Early Childhood Care and Education Authority (ECCEA) is a parastatal body operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Education and Human Resources which promotes and provides pre-school education and services in the Republic of Mauritius. The Early Childhood Care and Education Authority Act 2007 was proclaimed and came into operation on 16 June 2008. The ECCEA formerly known as Pre School Trust Fund was set up in 1984, and the Pre School Trust Fund Act was repealed and the ECCEA came into operation in June 2008.

Vision

Provision of quality preschool education within a safe, inclusive and child friendly environment.

Mission

The ECCEA aims at providing equal access for all children to quality pre-schooling including those at risk of delayed development and disabilities and those coming from conditions of vulnerability, through a child-centered and play-based approach, with the involvement of the parents.

Functions

The Authority shall –

implement policies of Government with regard to early childhood care and education in the Republic of Mauritius.                                                              

  implement projects, programmes and activities on early childhood care and education initiated by the Ministry in collaboration with line Ministries, non-governmental organizations or local and international agencies.

  set norms and standards for play equipment, play materials, play space, furniture, books and children’s literature used by educational institutions.

   carry out the registration and supervision of educational institutions, their managers, educators and other staff engaged in early childhood care and education.

     advise on the development of training programmes on early childhood care and education for educators and other staff in educational institutions.

  administer payment of any form of grants to registered educational institutions and manage grants in collaboration with the relevant Ministries.

    take such action as may be appropriate, in collaboration with relevant line Ministries and authorities, to prevent any form of violence, including sexual abuse, negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation, on young children.

 

    The Authority shall have such powers as are necessary to enable it to effectively attain its objects and discharge its functions and may, in particular, raise funds and secure financial and other support for its activities.

 

 

 

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Director

Early Childhood Care and Education Authority

Merry Town, Helvetia, St. Pierre

Email to: ecceauthority@orange.mu

Tel : 4335885

Fax: 4337330