Abstract: Childcare in a right perspective is very important, as children are our future generation. Care implies not only providing children with proper food and shelter but also their growth, psychological, emotional and social development. The period of life between 1 to 3 years is very important as their growth and development is rapid. The aim of the present study was to assess the existing level of knowledge regarding ICDS Scheme among mothers of children, to evaluate the effectiveness of structured teaching programme regarding ICDS Scheme among mothers of children and to find the association between pre-test knowledge score with their selected demographic variables among mothers of children. A pre experimental one group pre-test post-test design was adopted with 60 mothers of children (0-6years) selected by convenient sampling technique. Structured interview schedule was used to collect the data. Tool consisting of Section I and Section II. Section I consists of items related to socio demographic data, Section II consists of items related to knowledge regarding ICDS scheme among the mothers of children. Structured teaching programme was prepared to enhance the knowledge regarding ICDS scheme. Overall Post-test mean knowledge score was 23.26 with standard deviation of 3.8, which was more than the pre-test mean score 8 with standard deviation of 1.75 which shows that structured teaching programme was effective.
Keywords: Effectiveness, Structured teaching programme, ICDS