Diploma in Early Childhood Education is a one-year programme comprising of two semesters. This is a professional development programme for the Anganwadi Workers/pre-school teachers of Assam. The key objectives of the programme are to—enhance knowledge, skills and practices of early childhood educators, develop their competency to respond to children’s needs, enhance understanding of the developmental characteristics of children, equip them to create conducive environment for optimum development of children, develop adequate communication skills, develop an attitude of accepting and responding to the ‘diversity among children’, develop pedagogical knowledge and skills for pre-school children and develop ability to collaborate with parents and community members.