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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...
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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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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

    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
    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...
  • 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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    Good experience in learning the theoretical assumptions and basics of early childhood care and education. Found to be very useful
  • 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...
  • Mamta is taking this course right now.

    Administrators have planned the curriculum in a very thoughtful way. The way mentor is explaining each topic, I do not have to visit the videos again. I go through the videos once, make notes and later I am able to do an assessment on my own. The questions...
  • Anonymous
    SWAYAM is an instrument for self learning and online education and it is providing opportunities for a life-long learning. SWAYAM is also offered to bridge the gap of digital divide those who are untouched by the digital revolution and also helpful for...
  • Anonymous
    I have completed 14 week complete course on ECCE,two subjective assessment and 14 graded Assessment The course has been designed very exhaustively taking all aspects into consideration .. I am working as a Principal and is involved in teaching higher...
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    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I m a nurse by profession, I was searching for systematic course regarding early childhood nursing and educating the children.Thank you so much for providing such well designed course .As it is available in text and videos as well you can go through...
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    PRASANTA MARIK
    REVIEW OF THE ‘ECCE’ COURSE THROUGH SWAYAM PLATFORM ECCE has been emphasized in NEP-2020 at the foundation level in School Education. So, the course is now indispensable for every in-service or imminent teacher at this level. Being a primary school teacher...
  • Anonymous
    I am grateful to all the ECCed Team members for their great support in building this course wear. I really don't have words of praise, how much I praise seems to be limited for this course. I really learnt with great insight about the ECCed. This is...
  • Imran Ahmad Najar

    Imran Ahmad Najar is taking this course right now, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.

    This course is the need of an hour as it acquints us about the early childhood stage and its development. By doing this course one must understand the how to nourish the child at an early stage of Life. By doing it we will come to know that what are...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    This course is the need of an hour as it acquints us about the early childhood stage and its development. By doing this course one must understand the how to nourish the child at an early stage of Life. By doing it we will come to know that what are...
  • S.BALAMURUGAN

    S.BALAMURUGAN is taking this course right now.

    The ECEC is really informative and useful to understand the concept and social, philosophical and psychological aspects and its sub domains like cognitive development and bring development, classical conditioning and operant conditioning of learning....
  • Namrata Saxena
    It is an excellent course with in-depth and updated content, very well explained in easy language. The assessments are also very well organised and they bring out more understanding of the topic as we mark them. The course is well paced, well coordinated...

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