Port Blair, July 3: To facilitate the Young Parents, the Indira Gandhi National Open University provides Early Childhood Care & Education through a Diploma Course. In the present scenario, the joint families are becoming more and more nuclear family, even with single-parent-family setup.

Handling the new born baby and to care early childhood activities are really a challenge for the young parents, especially in the absence of senior citizens at home. For such young parents, the Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECE) course of IGNOU, provides both theoretical and practical orientation. The 30-days practical learning at a crèche/nursery school, develops the capacity of young parent to handle the baby healthily. Interested applicants may refer the study material of DECE course at the Regional Centre Library and may contact Ms. Asma Bibi, Semi-Professional Assistant of RC- Port Blair on 03192-242888 (or) email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.