Early Childhood Development CenterMawalgama, Seethawaka Pradeshiya Sabha

Beginning: – (History)

This pre-school was started by Mrs. Violet Rupasinghe in 1972 under the control of the village council in a building of the Roman Catholic school in Mawalgama. After Mrs. Violet Rupasinghe, Mrs. Allen Rosie Rupasinghe served from 1978 to 1982 and Mrs. H.P. Vimalawathi also served from 1982 to 05.06.2006.

With the inception of Pradeshiya Sabhas The administrative activities are done by the pradeshiya sabha and this school which doesn’t have a permanent building was brought to a building where constructed in the Mawalgama playground which belongs to Pradeshiya Sabha in 1996.

These pre-schools have been established to provide relief to the economy of the rural masses who cannot spend a lot of money on education in this time where they have to spend a lot of money on the education of their children.

Mawalgama Early Childhood Development Center of Seethawaka Pradeshiya Sabha is the only institution which provides education for the children in the Western Province at no cost.

Services provided:-

  • Provide a safe, fertile and conducive environment to gain experience from the organs.
  • Guiding them to speak pleasantly and making them practices to develop good and polite manners through daily activities
  • Guiding them to good health habits
  • Providing a conductive environment to increase good qualities
  • Provide opportunities for physical development and Manipulator skills development
  • Developing intellectual and creative skills
  • Developing the ability to face challengeable situations
  • Guiding them to love, evaluate and protect the environment.
  • Building a friendly environment to make the children to act with coexistence
  • Allowing the child to enjoy early childhood fun and happy


  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Linguistic aspects
  • Emotional
  • Good habits and manners
  • Environmental focus and aesthetic development
  • Social development

Necessary for the full development of the child through the following programs


Programs conducted : –

  • Railway Tour
  • Health clinic
  • Conducting awareness programs for parents on nutrition and child abuse
  • Sinhala New Year Festival
  • Providing opportunity for the children to get experiences by watching Animal farm, Marketplace, Vegetables, fruit, Farm, Harvesting, paddy cultivation, paddy sowing and animals frequently seen in the environment
  • Making arrangements to climb and get down a small mountain
  • Conducting a Market
  • Organizing religious programs for Vesak festival
  • Conducting a Dansala (alms giving) for the Poson Festival
  • Conducting the Seela program
  • Conducting the Perahera
  • Commemoration of World Children’s Day and Adult Day
  • Conducting the year end concert
  • Sending children to the dental clinic

Management and control of preschools


Hon. Minister of Local Government

Deputy Minister of Local Government

Commissioner of Local Government

Assistant Commissioner of Local Government

Seethawaka Pradeshiya Sabha

Chairman / Secretary

Community Development Officer

Pre-school teacher

Pre-school teacher


Name                          : – D.P. Ashoka Manel

Educational Qualification     : – GCE A / L Examination

Professional Qualifications   : – regarding early childhood education

  1. Diploma course at the Institute of Management and Higher Education
  2. One year training course at the Open University
  3. Training Course on Primary Education at Sabaragamuwa University

Resources and records of the institution


  • Building
  • Desks,Chairs
  • Cupboard
  • Steel Table
  • Playground
  • Play garden
  • Safety net fence
  • The buddha shrine
  • Clean water
  • Sanitary facilities
  • Water filter
  • Musical instruments ( Drum,Keyboard)
  • White board


  1. Records on children
  2. Records of the institution
  3. Records of teachers
  • Records on children
    • Personal Information File
    • Progress Reports
    • Health reports
  • Records of the institution
    • Log Book
    • Inventory
    • Institution file
    • Children Admission Register
    • Children dispatching document
  • Records of teachers
    • Attendance register
    • Accounting Reports
    • Teachers Information
    • Daily notebook
    • Personal file
    • Annual Program Plan
    • Plan Calendar for the year

Particulars of the play garden

  • Swings
  • Slippery boat
  • Seesaw
  • Rope ladder
  • Coconut shell ladder
  • Pyramid
  • Rotating chairs
  • Subway wire
  • Riding tires
  • Climbing and getting down tires

Number of children

There were four children when I took over on 04-07-2006 .

At the end of year 2006

Year                                                                                         Number of children

2007                                                                                        20

2008                                                                                        33

2009                                                                                        36

2010                                                                                        32

2011                                                                                        28

2012                                                                                        26

2013                                                                                        20

2014                                                                                        38

Dates and times of school conducting


Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, excluding public school holidays

Information on teacher’s tenure

Kanampella Pre-School from 1996-1998

Kosgama Pre-School from 1999 to 2006

Mawalgama Pre-School since 2006

Period of service : 18 years