Army Pre Primary Schools (APPS)
Background History: With the ever increasing awareness amongst
the Army personnel about the need of educating their wards better and
breaking up of the joint family system more familiar making into
cantonments. To meet the aspirations local formation cdrs started running
these small schools in re-appropriated bldgs as a welfare measure. Till
2005 these schools were being run as regimental schools. However in
2005 the Army Pre School Education Council (APEC) under the guidance
of AWWA was set up to design a sound Early Child Care & Education
(ECCE) programme for the toddlers (above 3 years) to ensure holistic
development of the child through the play way activity approach and
prepare the child for formal schooling .....
A need was felt after independence to give education to the ward of All Ranks as the Army cantonments were located at isolated stations, places and far flung areas. Till 2005 these schools were being run as regimental schools. However in 2005 the Army Pre School Education Council (APEC) under AWWA was set up to design a sound Early Child Care & Education (ECCE) programme for the pre schoolers (above 3 years) to ensure holistic development of the child and prepare the child for formal schooling . In consonance with the guidelines stipulated by the APEC, all the pre schools run by the Army establishments were grouped under one control/ apex body (AWES) wef 01 Apr 2011. These pre school were designated as Army Pre Primary School (APPS).
Today the Army Pre Primary School are a veritable hub of activity functioning in vibrant environment. Happiness is writ large in the faces of pre schoolers as they cheerfully indulged in activity based ambience and picturesque surroundings. Army Pre Primary School curriculum is designed to cater to their comfort zone and development needs.