Love kids?
Would you like to shape young minds and nurture creativity?
Learn the science and art of Early Childhood Education at the Bombay Teachers' Training College.

ECEP is a certificate Programme, which provide the fundamental knowledge and skills needed to work effectively with young children. Academic courses are combined with field placements, which enable students to gain an understanding of children’s physical, emotional, and cognitive needs.

Course Objectives:

  • To acquaint pre-school educators with different facets of pre-school education- philosophical, methods, materials & interactions.

  • To develop an understanding of theoretical framework of history & principles of early childhood development with practical implications.

  • To provide experiences that would help the pre-school educators to tap their potential of creativity & originality in teaching preschoolers.

  • To foster the spirit of professional growth among the teachers in Early Childhood Education.

A gamut of educational technology consisting of lectures, discussion groups and workshops develops the following skills of:

  • Understanding child’s growth and development

  • Effectively dealing with child’s behavioral issues

  • Efficacious implications of theories of learning and practices of ECE program,

  • Appreciating the value of health, hygiene, safety and nutrition for toddlers

  • Effective communication

The practicum enables students to demonstrate their competency in these areas through direct involvement with children under the guidance of qualified teachers. Students will assess the children’s strengths and needs, guide their behaviour and design and implement curriculum in the pre school environment.

Practice Field Work:

Field experience and practicum will enhance growth and evaluate growth progress. Visits to various primary and pre-primary schools, excursions, students are assigned to work in a selected field experience job, which is appropriate for their program of study and their level of readiness to enter the world of work.

Students enjoying in the sports ground

Eligibility for the course:

Candidates with H.S.C qualification and working teachers with genuine interest, aptitude and personality will be preferred. There will be written test and interview of all the candidates by the selection committee. Candidates will be selected on the joint performance of their academic background, test result and interview. All College lectures, lessons, assignments and the other work will be in ENGLISH

E.C.E.P Syllabus for 2019-20

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