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UGC

Early Childhood Care and Education

UGC , Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women and CEC via Swayam

Overview

Early childhood is a period that covers the first six years of a life of a child, wherein their brain grows at an extraordinary speed. The synaptic connections to the brain are made by the experiences that a child draws from his/her environment. Hence the environment of every child should be enriched with powerful experiences to lay a stronger foundation and thereby fostering the holistic lifelong development.Early childhood care and education is a multidisciplinary field that relies on insights from several fields like human development, psychology, sociology, and medicine, particularly neuroscience.Having said the importance of the lifespan stage - the early childhood and the magnitude of the care and education components of it, this credit course on Early childhood care and education serves as a curriculum framework for children from birth to six years. It aims to provide information for the adults to plan and provide enjoyable learning experiences so that every child grows and develops as a competent and confident learner. The curriculum describes the theoretical underpinnings of learning and development of children at their early years and offers strategies and suggestions of how this learning can be nurtured. Also it intends to provide guidelines on supporting children’s learning through partnership with parents, interaction with others, play and assessment.The course provides a platform for the learner to explore and reflect the above said aspects by using multiple pedagogical techniques such as assignments, discussions, designing portfolio and first- hand experience as an intern, thereby encouraging you to be an effective ECCE provider.

Syllabus

Week - 1
1. ECCE in India2. Principles of growth and development and interrelatedness of the domains of development3. Brain development in early years
Week - 2
4. Theoretical foundations and its implications towards learning and development in early years - Behaviourism and social learning5. Theoretical foundations and its implications towards learning and development in early years – Piaget’s Cognitive developmental theory6. Theoretical foundations and its implications towards learning and development in early years – Information processing and Gardner’s’ MI
Week - 3
7. Theoretical foundations and its implications towards learning and development in early years - Ecological and socio-cultural perspective8. Objectives and Principles of ECCE9. ECCE concerns
Week - 4
10. Concept, meaning and benefits of play11. Types of play and its values - Part 112. Types of play and its values - Part 213. Learning and developing holistically through play
Week - 5
14. Curriculum of play way approach – supporting communication skills15. Curriculum of play way approach – supporting early literacy and numeracy16. Curriculum of play way approach – supporting reading skills
Week - 6
17. The planning process – Long term, medium term and small term18. The planning process - Reviewing and evaluating planned themes and activities
Week - 7
19. Setting up early learning environment – indoor20. Setting up early learning environment – outdoor21. Meaning and concept, general types of pedagogical techniques and strategies
Week - 8
22. Pedagogy in relation to ECE – Positioning, Empowering, Scaffolding23. Pedagogy in relation to ECE – Co-constructing, Modelling, Questioning24. Pedagogy in relation to ECE – Encouraging and praising, Problem solving, Documenting
Week - 9
25. Guiding principles and suggestive developmentally appropriate practices for birth to three years – Part 126. Guiding principles and suggestive developmentally appropriate practices for birth to three years – Part 2
Week - 10
27. Guiding principles and suggestive developmentally appropriate practices for three to six years – Part – 128. Guiding principles and suggestive developmentally appropriate practices for three to six years – Part – 2
Week - 11
29. Recognizing dispositions, skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding of children30. Creating a strong emotional foundation
Week - 12
31. Principles of assessment32. Why, what, and when to assess33. Assessment tools and strategies
Week - 13
34. Key people in the assessment process – ECCE provider35. Key people in the assessment process – Parents and family36. Assessment information – Planning the next step in learning
Week - 14
37. Meaning and importance of effective transition38. Strategies to promote effective transition- to enable the child to be ready to learn
Week - 15
39. Strategies to promote effective transition- to facilitate parent to support child’s transition40. Strategies to promote effective transition- to assist the school to be ready for the child

Taught by

Dr. K. Arockia Maraichelvi

Reviews

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  • Anonymous
    A child's early years are the foundation of his or her future development, providing a strong base for lifelong learning and social learning abilities including cognitive and social development. The importance of child's early years of life is something...
  • very nicely explained each and every topic. Videos are great. most important is the assessment, it is well constructed. I have learned a lot after going through this course. contents are good and well structured, and worth reading and learning. I will definitely recommend every ECE must do this course. Congratulations to entire team and team leader.

    now looking forward to the examination.
  • Anonymous

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    Early childhood is a period that covers the first six years of a life of a child, wherein their brain grows at an extraordinary speed. The synaptic connections to the brain are made by the experiences that a child draws from his/her environment. Hence...
  • Anonymous
    This paper will provide an overview of the importance of early childhood education. It will investigate the importance of providing young children with a safe, nurturing environment as well as the stimulation needed to prepare them for the transition...
  • Anonymous
    Unlike the K-12 educational system where the vast majority of students attend public schools funded by primarily by local municipalities, the funding and means of delivery of Early Childhood Education (ECE) to students is very diverse. Young students...
  • JAYSHREE BATHAM

    JAYSHREE BATHAM is taking this course right now and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Early childhood is a period that covers the first six years of a life of a child, wherein their brain grows at an extraordinary speed. The synaptic connections to the brain are made by the experiences that a child draws from his/her environment. Hence...
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    Early childhood is a period that covers the first six years of a life of a child, wherein their brain grows at an extraordinary speed. The synaptic connections to the brain are made by the experiences that a child draws from his/her environment. Hence...
  • The course is great and easily understandable.Mrs Arockia Maraichelvi

    Video is like us to assume that we are in classroom. Her way of teaching is great . I personally like the way of teaching of her. And I humbly request that all videos should be present by her.
  • Good enhance course which helps me in my career sector as a mentor to children in their life. Also learning about psychology and physical needs of children in their development time so that they will develop healthy as physically and mentally.
  • Anonymous
    This is very good course for new generation . It help to create new train teacher . it is good Early childhood is a period that covers the first six years of a life of a child, wherein their brain grows at an extraordinary speed. The synaptic connections...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    The course outline was really very well designed! The information shared was good, our mentor took lot of effort to make us understand the subject by providing lot of vedio sessions and modules to cover up along with the assessments of each week. students...
  • Anonymous
    The given course is very good. Early childhood is a period that covers the first six years of a life of a child, wherein their brain grows at an extraordinary speed. The synaptic connections to the brain are made by the experiences that a child draws...
  • Anonymous
    One of the best courses I have taken by far. Everything from the videos to assignments is amazing and informative. It has helped me tremendously. I encourage everyone to take it.
    It is a fabulous course. Rigorous practice sessions really churn out the best in you. Those interested in pursuing teaching for primary classes can't miss this. It contained more attraction, interaction, and Effective knowledge. I really enjoyed the course & also updated my knowledge through it.
    Thank You Swayam
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    Atchaya S Avinuty
    The past 15 years have witnessed worldwide recognition of the importance of investing in the early years of children’s lives, with rapid expansion of Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) services around the world However, progress in pre-primary...
  • Anonymous
    This course can guide not only ECCE providers but also every new mom who wants to give a holistic development to their child. Classes are taken in a very professional manner, Arockia ma'am 's classes are brilliant, never felt attending an online class, her classes are really good. Through the classes she imparts confidents to us that work as a fuel to continue the class.
    Great initiative.

    THANK YOU EVERY ONE
  • Anonymous
    Good Course. It is help to early childhood care, the Teaching faculties was very excellent teaching. They shared experience too. This couse to motivate me to do study more about childhood research and training. The Certificate is very useful in future.
    Kindly update exam date, fee structure details to my email. Kesavankesavan2091@gmail.com
    Thank you mam..
    Thank you Team...
    By. Kesavan.
  • Anonymous
    Early childhood defined as the period from birth to eight years old, is a time of remarkable growth the brain development at in pank . During this stage , children are highly influenced bye the environment and the people that surrounds them.early childhood...
  • Anonymous
    Positive pressure on countries to expand access and improve quality of ECCE services is likely to increase in the coming years, with a new target in the recent global education framework, Education 2030, focused on expanding equitable and quality provision,...
  • I am very glad about this course and the whole team of Swayam education.In every week I found myself very clear understanding,when I completed this course I join again one more new course to improve myself.
    Thank you so much.
  • Anonymous
    The course is very interesting and informative. Each module is well structured, content delivery and videos are with utmost clarity. The extra learning part for each week having terms and definitions, web links, points to ponder are worth a mention....

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