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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 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.
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
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.
is taking this course right now, spending 7 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
I want to be a teach because of teaching its my passion nd I love to stand in front of people nd give them the information ihave, I also love spending time with little child share some stories nd play to them also show them how they must take education
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.