Certificate course on Early Childhood Education

Modules Offered

The modules are been designed keeping in mind the need of Pre Primary schools of today.

The curriculum consists of subjects related to the Early Childhood Educational Practices - the pedagogy of teaching and Practical lessons. The subjects taught are:

 

Teaching the Montessori Way

Enables the trainees to understand the Montessori Philosophy; and experience the use of the sensorial materials in the Montessori Lab.

Principles of Child Development

Highlights the psychological development of children; the different learning milestones; and behavior management in young children.

School Management – Organization & Records

Capacitates the trainees to design preschools, maintain records, communicate and manage events.

Health & Nutrition

This paper provides an insight into the various nutrients required for young children; health and safety; and the components of food and the process of meal planning.

History of Early Childhood Care and Education

This paper focuses on agencies of change in education, in India; some eminent educationist who emphasized on early childhood education and care

TRAINING METHODS

Training methods used in this course is a mix of various methods

  • Classroom Learning
  • Presentations
  • Case Study
  • Group work
  • Brainstorming sessions
  • Role Play/ Simulation
  • Practical Sessions
  • Field Trips
  • Hand on Experience
  • Teaching experience-Micro and actual
  • Workshops

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE COURSE

  • Personality development program
  • Behavior management
  • Language enhancement and communication skills
    • Communication Workshops
    • Phonics
    • Interview Skills and Resume Building
    • Often repeated errors in english
  • Experts from various fields are invited on a regular basis to conduct workshops on various topics
    • The Art of Story Telling
    • Behaviour Management in Young children
    • Interview Skills and Resume Building
    • Art & its Use in a Pre Primary Classroom
    • Dance as Therapy
    • Rhymes in a pre school
  • Participation and hands on experience in the big events held at the Pre-Primary Section of GIIS
  • Internship-Practical experience of being in a Pre-school set up at GIIS.
  • Fully functional Montessori Lab to sharpen the student's Montessori skills.

PLACEMENT

More than 76 % of our students of the first 6 batches have got placement in reputed schools in the PCMC area. Some of the schools are:

  • Global Indian International School, Chinchwad
  • SNBP School, Rahatni
  • Saraswati Vishwavidyalaya, Talwade
  • Novel International School, Chinchwad
  • Akanksha Foundation School, Pimpri
  • Beamish International School, Chinchwad
  • Sesame Street, Pimple Saudagar
  • Akshara International School, Wakad

COURSE DURATION

The duration of the course is of 250 hours spread over 6 months divided into 2 Semesters. This is inclusive of, Class Observations, Workshops and written exams.

ASSESSMENT

While participating in this course, students will be subject to formal assessment, which will involve two separate elements: Continuous Evaluation and a Written Examination.

For successful completion of the course. each student must complete/attend all elements of this course.

  • Pass the Continuous assessment taken by the course tutor(s) throughout the duration of the course in the form of various projects, case studies, collectively or individually and during the various exercises designed by the trainers/tutors.
  • Pass the formal examinations to be held at the end of each semester with at least 40 % marks.

INTERNSHIPS

A two weeks internship is offered to every student of MITT. They also get to visit different pre primary schools to understand the actual functioning of the schools and the challenges faced.