Course Objective: Course Objectives The major objectives are to
Promote quality and excellence in ECCE by providing guidelines for practice to promote optimum learning and development of children in their early years
Set out the broad pedagogical techniques and assessment plan to be customized to meet the individual needs of the children, the specific setting, linguistic culture and the local community.
Pre-requisites: Prerequistes and intended audience This course is for students doing their Post graduation in Home science/Human development/psychology/counseling/social work/literature or any other related fields. The passion towards serving the young children is the most important criteria. The course is targeted for people who intend to start a new preschool/playschool/day-care, or upgrade an existing preschool, or to take up a career as a teacher in preschool, or to improve admission counseling skills or to be trained on the various elements of ECCE. Last but not the least the course will help you the prospective parent in upbringing your child.
Learning Outcomes: Learning outcomes After successful completion of the course the learner will be able to
Recognize the foundational and theoretical underpinnings of early care and learning and apply its implication in providing suitable learning environment
Understand the types and benefits of early play and analyse the strengths of play-way approach for the holistic development of children
Describe the principles of programme planning, collate and identify customized pedagogical techniques and acquire the skill-set in planning and administration of ECCE centre and
Explain the assessment procedure of the child’s development and learning and explore the strategies in promoting smooth and effective transition of the child to the next level of learning.
COURSE LAYOUT1st weekECCE in IndiaPrinciples of growth and development and interrelatedness of the domains of developmentBrain development in early years
2nd weekTheoretical foundations and its implications towards learning and development in early years - Behaviourism and social learningTheoretical foundations and its implications towards learning and development in early years – Piaget’s Cognitive developmental theoryTheoretical foundations and its implications towards learning and development in early years – Information processing and Gardner’s’ MI
3rd weekTheoretical foundations and its implications towards learning and development in early years - Ecological and socio-cultural perspectiveObjectives and Principles of ECCEECCE concerns
4th weekConcept, meaning and benefits of playTypes of play and its values - Part 1Types of play and its values - Part 2Learning and developing holistically through play
5th weekCurriculum of play way approach – supporting communication skillsCurriculum of play way approach – supporting early literacy and numeracyCurriculum of play way approach – supporting reading skills
6th weekThe planning process – Long term, medium term and small termThe planning process - Reviewing and evaluating planned themes and activities
7th weekSetting up early learning environment – indoorSetting up early learning environment – outdoorMeaning and concept, general types of pedagogical techniques and strategies
8th weekPedagogy in relation to ECE – Positioning, Empowering, ScaffoldingPedagogy in relation to ECE – Co-constructing, Modelling, QuestioningPedagogy in relation to ECE – Encouraging and praising, Problem solving, Documenting
9th weekGuiding principles and suggestive developmentally appropriate practices for birth to three years – Part 1Guiding principles and suggestive developmentally appropriate practices for birth to three years – Part 2
10th weekGuiding principles and suggestive developmentally appropriate practices for three to six years – Part – 1Guiding principles and suggestive developmentally appropriate practices for three to six years – Part – 2
11th weekRecognizing dispositions, skills, attitudes, knowledge and understanding of childrenCreating a strong emotional foundation
12th weekPrinciples of assessmentWhy, what, and when to assessAssessment tools and strategies
13th weekKey people in the assessment process – ECCE providerKey people in the assessment process – Parents and familyAssessment information – Planning the next step in learning
14th weekMeaning and importanceStrategies to promote effective transition- to enable the child to be ready to learn
15th weekStrategies to promote effective transition- to facilitate parent to support child’s transitionStrategies to promote effective transition- to assist the school to be ready for the child
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 from different backgrounds took part in completing this course, most of us had a good experience, i personally faced problems while submitting the assessments, as it used to close before the mentioned date. and few modules had incorrect answers as correct option and so on,.
inspite of all this small small obstacles during the course time, i gained lot of information from this course.
Heartfelt Thanks to our content writer, mentor. for making this journey easy as much as possible and for providing the healthy learning environment.
Thanks to UGC & SWAYAM for bringing out such an awesome course. Its intended takers are the aspiring teachers & parents. We get to learn so many concepts & get new perspectives into the world of our little ones. If we are to provide a better future for our children & the world as a whole, then this course is a must do. So, in short, it is for everyone.
Looking forward to more such wonderful & innovative courses.
SWAYAM has made it possible to pursue & learn so many new things at the comfort of our homes & offices..without compromising on the quality of the contents . Thanks again. Regards..Dr A Pamei.
The course is indeed a huge platform imparting knowledge on early childhood education. It helps the learners to understand the concept and components of early childhood education and to gain knowledge on curriculum development and planning for early childhood years. The course further helps to know the importance of play and also how it facilitates child's learning through play. Overall, it makes me realize why early years are critical and how a conductive learning environment helps in the development of early years.
Course is very useful to me as a learner, it helps me in learning with my learning pace. This course will help in developing my children and may be able to help other young learners in and around me. I specially thank to Dr. K. Arockia Maraichelvi Mam and her team for developing this course and allowing me to learn.
Very useful course... Wonderfully taken and moved by the course co-ordinator. Each and every thing announced properly. Doubts we're clear as soon as she could. My heartful thanks to the course co-ordinator to the immediate responses to all doubts and queries. Related courses are invited. Thank you
One of the most useful courses. Neatly done and presented effectively with utmost clarity. This course is very useful for the student who would want to be a entrupreneur. This will help all the early childhood educators, administrators and teachers to make their teaching and learning process developmentally appropriate.
Interesting,easy to understand,helps to gain knowledge of the course,know about the development, function, physiological and biological function of the childhood, characters of the child,brain function, nervous system and creativity of the childhood stage and their importance in life.
Excellent course. Very good videos. Excellent notes. Coordinator has done a great job. As a learner, i am so great full to coordinator for giving such a course (ECCE). PROUD TO SAY THAT I HAVE COMPLETED THE COURSE WITH HAPPY. THANK YOU SO MUCH MAM.....by N.AMIRUDEEN
HEALTHY SAPLING ENSURES HEALTHY TREE,..... similarly understanding a child from all perspective and providing all the love, care and support will definitely ensure the child as a great resource to this planet... and ECCE will surely be a great aid in understanding a child...
It has provided the compete knowledge of all areas of child care, like how to observe and analyse a child's potential in different areas. And this course also explained how to deal with the children on the basis of their individual strengths and weaknesses.
It was very nice coures.From this we learned many things.Instructer also instruct properly.Highly satisfied and all the videos and animation are very attractive. Weekly assesment also easy to attain.Overall coures is very helpful in near future.
It was a wonderful course. The course content was very useful. The videos, text material & assessments were interesting and in alignment. Throughout the 15 weeks, we felt connected. The course coordinator was very supportive and helpful.
Excellent course. Very good videos. Excellent notes. Coordinator has done a great job. As a learner, iam so grearful to coordinator for giving such a course (ECCE). PROUD TO SAY THAT I HAVE COMPLETED THE COURSE WITH GOOD SCORES.
This course was very easy to understand because I was already know little bit about this course now I learn very well about this course thank you for providing this course this course was very useful for in our future
Good experience, Excellent course, I learnt a lot from this course, it upgrade my profile, my knowledge. Course coordinator efforts is appreciable.This course is very beneficial for my carrier. Thank for this course.
The course provided elaborate content which is really helpful for those who are really interested in the ECCE field, may it be professionals, entrepreneurs, students. Thank you for developing this course.