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Swayam Central

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE)

By K.Arockia Maraichelvi   |   Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women,Coimbatore
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.  


Learners enrolled: 2473

SUMMARY

Course Status : Upcoming
Course Type : Core
Duration : 15 weeks
Start Date : 02 Jul 2020
End Date : 11 Oct 2020
Exam Date : 15 Nov 2020
Enrollment Ends : 31 Aug 2020
Category :
  • Teacher Education
  • Level : Postgraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week - 1

    1. ECCE in India
    2. Principles of growth and development and interrelatedness of the domains of development 
    3. Brain development in early years

    Week - 2

    4. Theoretical foundations and its implications towards learning and development in early years - Behaviourism and social learning 
    5. Theoretical foundations and its implications towards learning and development in early years – Piaget’s Cognitive developmental theory
    6. 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 perspective
    8. Objectives and Principles of ECCE
    9. ECCE concerns

    Week - 4

    10. Concept, meaning and benefits of play
    11. Types of play and its values  - Part 1
    12. Types of play and its values  - Part 2
    13. Learning and developing holistically through play

    Week - 5

    14. Curriculum of play way approach – supporting communication skills
    15. Curriculum of play way approach – supporting early literacy and numeracy
    16. Curriculum of play way approach – supporting reading skills

    Week - 6

    17. The planning process – Long term, medium term and small term
    18. The planning process - Reviewing and evaluating planned themes and activities

    Week - 7

    19. Setting up early learning environment – indoor
    20. Setting up early learning environment – outdoor
    21. Meaning and concept, general types of pedagogical techniques and strategies

    Week - 8

    22. Pedagogy in relation to ECE – Positioning, Empowering, Scaffolding
    23. Pedagogy in relation to ECE – Co-constructing, Modelling, Questioning
    24. 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 1
    26. 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 – 1
    28. 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 children  
    30. Creating a strong emotional foundation

    Week - 12

    31. Principles of assessment
    32. Why, what, and when to assess
    33. Assessment tools and strategies

    Week - 13

    34. Key people in the assessment process – ECCE provider
    35. Key people in the assessment process – Parents and family
    36. Assessment information – Planning the next step in learning

    Week - 14

    37. Meaning and importance of effective transition
    38. 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 transition
    40. Strategies to promote effective transition- to assist the school to be ready for the child

    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Sue Bredekamp (2014), Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Building a Foundation (3rd Edition), Pearson Publications 

    Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth through age eight, 3rd Edition, Editors - Carol Copple and Sue Bredekamp

    Kaul. V., (2009). “Early Childhood Education Programme”. National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi.

    INSTRUCTOR BIO



    K.Arockia Maraichelvi

    Avinashilingam Institute for Home Science & Higher Education for Women,Coimbatore
    K.Arockia Maraichelvi, with a 15 years of teaching experience in the field of Human Development has specialized in the Early Childhood Domain. She is a proud recipient of UGC Research award (2012-2014), International Young Scientist Award (2016) and Kusuma Young Researcher Award (2009). Dr.Maraichelvi, Coordinated the MOOC course on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) and the course is listed in Top 30 online courses of 2019 on Class Central and is one among the top 6 Indian courses on Class Central.


    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    30% for in course Assessment & 70% of end term Proctored Exam

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