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UGC

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)

UGC , Avianshilingam Institute for Home Science and Higher Education for Women, Coimbatore 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

COURSE LAYOUT

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

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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
    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...
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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...
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    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...
  • 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....
  • Anonymous
    The entire course structure was very informative, the content presented in an interesting manner. It would prove very useful for classroom teaching and for understanding the learners and their perspective which is important because we cannot proceed to...
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    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
    The course content is very good.The resource person are excellent with high intellect the course content has been explained very well. The course help to create a new teacher Early childhood is a period that covers the first six years of a...
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    Atchaya S Avinuty
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    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
    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...
  • 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
    Very informative. It helps in understanding the child psychology. It helps to understand the behavioral changes of children. It helps us to understand the developmental milestones. It shows the ways to make learning more meaningful. It shows...
  • Anonymous
    I have join ECCE Course on 1st July 2021 and I have completed three weeks modules. The course is very very informative as it is discussing about the most crucial period of child's life. The resource person of this course explained all the topics in a...
  • Ms Roohi Sultana
    1
    The ECCE course is very interesting, informative and useful for all Teacher fraternity especially for those who teach lower classes. If the base of students become strong our society will become strong. It will help teachers to adopt the right direction...
  • 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...
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    Dr. Felicia Sunil Paul
    1
    Having enrolled and completed the first 3 modules of ECCE, I have found the course very informative, interesting and inspiring. Each module is precise, easy to understand, and covering related topics at a time. The self-review at the end of each video enables the learner to know if the topic is well understood. On the whole, this course is very useful especially for working professionals for additional qualification to diversify in this field by broadening our understanding of ECE.

    Regards,

    Felicia

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