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Early childhood is the period from birth to 8 years. Children between ages 2 ½ to 5 years are called preschoolers and 5years till 8 are the primary years.
Early Childhood Care and Education is a course that equips you to understand / teach children of this age most effectively……..preconception to 8 years.
The ECCE diploma addresses the development of today’s children and focuses on the aspects which you will need to become an effective child care professional. The curriculum is developed by child care professionals and prepares you to deal with a child’s emotional, social, physical, and educational needs.
KITDR has been recognised as an institution that produces teachers who are confident, creative, dedicated and are interested in learning the finer nuances of the education sector.
You are eligible for this course if you have:
- Completed your graduation or pursuing graduation
- Fairly good English speaking skills
- A passion for teaching children
There is no age bar for enrolling in the course. One is eligible for teaching preschoolers as long as one is physically fit and has no difficulties in performing routine tasks involved in teaching preschoolers.
The course has two components that are crucial for successful completion of the course - theory and practice. There are theory modules for each area of child development. The practical module would entail observation, assistance and teaching children of different age groups in Kangaroo Kids and other schools.
The course is carefully designed in a way that both theory and practice are interlinked intricately. It is necessary that the course is completed as a whole.
- Theory component
- Physical Development
- Social, Emotional and Personal Development
- Cognitive Development
- Language Development
- Preschool organisation and administration
- Children with special needs
- Curriculum designing
- Practical component
- Field Practice
- Special events
- Outreach programmes
- Field visits
- Resource people
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of ongoing evaluations throughout the year. Formative and Summative Assessments have been designed to integrate different learning styles and interests. There are no final examinations at the end of the year.
KITDR provides 100% placement assistance. The parent company regularly advertises job openings at Kangaroo Kids and Billabong High International Schools. Candidates can apply for these positions and if their profile matches the requirement, they will be given preference.
Students who have successfully completed the course in Mumbai have been absorbed not only in KK and BHIS schools but also other international schools such as Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Ecole Mondiale World School, D Y Patil International School, Pinnacle World School and so on.
Employment as preschool teachers abroad is subject to the specific country and their state licensing rules. Candidates who have successfully completed the programs offered by KITDR have a global insight into preschool education.
Start your Career with:
- Entrepreneurship of educational programs (BrainGym, Abacus, etc.)
- Entrepreneurship of educational teaching materials (books, teaching aids, games, etc.)
After a few years of experience and individual capabilities and skills, the candidates can diversify into the following:
- Curriculum planning
- Writing children’s books
- School operations
- Quality review
- Starting your own preschool
- Working as an educational manager
- Working as an educational consultant
The Diploma in ECCE is a pre-requisite for teaching in preschools in India. Most ECCE courses in India are conducted by autonomous bodies and are not affiliated to any university. KITDR is a trusted brand name all over India and the course is equivalent to other similar ECCE courses offered by any independent body. Candidates who have successfully completed the programs offered by KITDR have the essential skills and are eligible to work in diverse preschool set-ups in India including Kangaroo Kids and Billabong High Schools (up to Grade 2) or other schools.
One gets intensive theoretical and practical inputs in early childhood care and education which will give you the appropriate training you would need to be a preschool teacher.
Apart from it being a noble profession, teaching helps one achieve a unique sense of job satisfaction. You can also:
- Build a stimulating and successful career
- Have flexible working schedules with holidays as per government regulations
- Shift from full-time work schedules to part-time schedules after a while
- Attain attractive monetary benefits in the long run
- Explore global opportunities like working in international schools and teaching abroad.
- Gain inputs on the growth and development of children
- Have a better understanding of your child and apply these inputs in rearing your child