Distance Education / Correspondence Course

Diploma in

Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE)


Early childhood years (i.e. 0-6 yrs) are considered very critical in the life span of human development since the rate of development in these years is more rapid than at any other stage of development. Global brain research also informs us about the significance of early years for brain development.

Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) makes a positive contribution to children's long term development and learning by facilitating an enabling and stimulating environment in these foundation stages of lifelong learning.


OBJECTIVES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION :

  The aim of Early Childhood Care and Education is to facilitate optimum development of the child's full potential and lay the foundation for all round
   development and lifelong learning. This aim is to be achieved through for enabling the child to :

- Develop a positive self-concept.
- Establish a sound foundation for a good physique, adequate muscular coordination and basic motor skills.
- Imbibe good health habits and basic life skills/ self-help skills necessary for personal social adjustment.
- Enhance verbal and non- verbal communication skills which would facilitate expression of thoughts and feelings in fluent, correct, clear speech.
- Develop the five senses and cognitive skills and concepts which are foundation for higher order thinking and reasoning.
- Develop emotional maturity by guiding the child to express, understand, accept and control feelings and emotions.
- Imbibe values, social attitudes and manners important in his/her socio cultural context and to become sensitive to rights and privileges of others.
- Develop independence, aesthetic appreciation and creativity by providing child with sufficient opportunities for self-expression and active exploration,   investigation and experimentation.
- Make a smooth transition from preschool to primary through development of emergent literacy and school readiness.


Eligibility Criteria :  Completed Std 12th Medium of Instruction :  English
Format : Distance Education / Correspondence Certification :  Diploma Certificate awarded
Scheme of Evaluation :  Assignment basis & Practical work Course Fee :  Rs. 10,000/-