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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

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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
    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...
  • 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

    Anonymous completed this course.

    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
    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 is taking this course right now.

    Good experience in learning the theoretical assumptions and basics of early childhood care and education. Found to be very useful
  • 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

    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...
  • 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...
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    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.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    I have been looking for this course for past one year, then while searching g on internet i saw this course by Swayam. After completion of the week 1. I felt that this is a very wonderful program one should enroll into. The professor explains everything with so simplicity that all the concepts are easily understood. She's always there on discussion forum extending help and support. All the e-text, and videos posted are amazing so far. It's a good learning experience.

    - Shriya Agarwal.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Actually I was searching for such highly systematic course content and finally my wish fulfilled.Thank you so much for providing such well designed course .As it is available in text and videos as well you can go through it as per your convenience.Each module has some questions to check our understanding and it is the best part.
    Weekly tests keeps us updated what we learnt in that week which points towards internal assessment.
    And finally,thanks a lot to Dr.Ma'am as she explains everything in detailed manner.

    Thanks a lot...

    Vishranti Kadam
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    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.
  • Anonymous
    Dear Madam ,
    Greetings and good wishes from Chennai.

    I am very glad to be enrolled in the Early Childhood Care & Education Course from Swayam Portal. I wish to earn this certificate and be useful in the future to whichever school or care centre I can join. I have great hopes of one day being full time care giver.

    Please Madam I would like to know the procedure to complete the 1st and 2nd assessment as I have been enjoying the course content online and spent much time studying the materials.
    Kindly advise.
    Thankyou

    Sharon Devadasan
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