Post Graduate in ECCE Course in Bangalore

Early childhood is characterized as the time from birth to age eight, a time of rapid brain growth, and the years in which the child's lifelong growth is embedded. The ECCE definition covers the collection of inputs and processes young children need to ensure their subsequent social, emotional and cognitive growth, including health, nutrition, care, and opportunities for early learning.

ECCE has emerged as a high priority region on an international level in recent years. To quote from the former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon's speech at the Early Childhood Development Investment Forum (ECD) in September 2015 "For the first time, the global development agenda contains an early childhood development goal. The Sustainable Development Goals agree that the growth of early childhood will help drive the transition we aim to achieve over the next 15 years."

A postgraduate diploma in early childhood care and education is an advanced course for graduate trainees and current practitioners of the classroom. This equips course participants in all applicable theoretical and practical contexts around early childhood education to learn and achieve proficiency. It helps trainees to build the correct systemic structure to help them pursue their careers with the confidence of deep-seated knowledge and understanding.

The course is designed to suit the needs of those students who aspire to achieve the highest level of expertise in early childhood education while not compromising on a current career or life choices that allow them to pursue a global postgraduate diploma in a field of their choosing.

  • Maximum duration of the course is 15 months.
  • It is a flexible program that can be pursued from any corner of the globe.
  • Self-paced.
  • Fast track mode permits early completion

The post graduate diploma in early childhood care and education prepares teachers for a global career in an early learning setting – a preschool, high school or even in a homeschooling set up. It has the right blend of discussion on international structural educational frameworks while incorporating localized practical learnings into the curriculum. The duration of the course, at maximum of 18 months, is a little longer than other teacher training colleges offer owing to a vast and in-depth curriculum. Average course completion time varies between 9-15 months depending on the number of hours per week that you devote to this course. The time spent though, is well accounted for as it equips teachers with the essential knowledge base to further his or her career in this field with confidence.

  • A Bachelors degree is the minimum requirement for this course.
  • Aspiring and existing teachers are free to apply.

The minimum eligibility requirement for the post graduate diploma in early childhood care and education is a bachelors degree from any recognized institute. After you’ve enrolled yourself into the course, you’d have to submit your documentation for our records.

  • Program is available in online mode
  • Very reasonably priced with installment options available
  • Scholarships available for meritorious students

The Post Graduate Diploma in Early childhood care and education is priced very affordably at Rs 25,500 for Indian citizens and $400 for international students. The course is administered completely online and hence extremely conveniently administered for students pursuing existing careers or those who require the flexibility of self paced online education. With a Post Graduation from Atheneum Global Teacher Training College, be best placed for a global teaching career with a very affordable investment.

At Atheneum, we challenge you to become the very best YOU. Our internationally benchmarked teacher education curriculum is the very best in terms of range and depth of our courses. For our post graduate diploma in early childhood education and care (ECCE), we offer an in-depth curriculum that spans various theories, frameworks and practical concepts that trainees learn and adopt. It is strongly linked to the National ECCE Curriculum Framework set by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in conjuction with the HRD Ministry.

The National ECCE Curriculum Framework comprises of broadly three sections.

  • Section I consists of an introduction, vision for an Indian child, rationale, and theoretical foundation for ECCE. The objectives of early childhood education; pedagogical bases and principles of early learning are laid out.
  • Section II comprises details of the goals for different domains of development, i.e. physical, language, cognitive, socio-emotional, and creative, and aesthetic appreciation, to be fostered to ensure holistic development of children under six years. It comprises of suggested developmentally appropriate practices for different age groups.
  • Section III focuses on implementation details such as principles of program planning, stages of program planning, the role of parents and caregivers/ECCE teachers, essential play materials and assessment procedures, etc.

Keeping these guidelines in mind, the postgraduate course covers the following topics in depth in a course that spans 15 months.

  • Objectives and Principles of ECCE
  • Early Years Development
  • Developmentally Appropriate Practices - Early Years
  • Transition from Early Years
  • Learning Theories
  • Early Learning Environment
  • Early Learning Planning
  • Importance of Play
  • Pedagogical Techniques and Strategies
  • Assessment in Early YearsE
  • Advanced Child Psychology
  • Early Childhood Curriculum Development
  • Integration of Children with Special needs
  • Sociology
  • Exposure to Technology in Early Childhood
  • Environmental Sciences (EVS)
  • Basics of Lesson Planning
  • Literacy and Numeracy in Early Childhood

After the completion of the course, candidates are awarded a diploma by Atheneum Global Teacher Training College. Atheneum carries several international affiliations of significance.

You will be awarded a globally recognized diploma from Atheneum Global Teacher Training College on successful completion of Post Graduate Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education. The diploma awarded have an added advantage as the word ‘Online’ is not mentioned in the certificates. Shipment of certificates within India is done free of cost but the candidates residing outside India are required to pay an additional US $ 25 (South East Asian & Middle Eastern Countries) and US $ 35 (rest of the world) as certificate dispatch fee. Generally after submission of all the assignments and completion of the course, you have to pay the dispatch fee. After that we take your shipping address and contact number and courier the certificate to the same. It takes a maximum of 3 weeks for the certificates to reach the candidate’s address.

  • Simple and easy enrollment process.
  • Application and payment online.

All our course requirements are clarified on our website, FAQs and Blog posts. You can also give us a call to help you with the onboarding process or to help clarify some aspects of the course.

Once you’ve made the online payment, you have to wait between 24-48 hours before we can enable your student account and get you started on your journey to academic success.

  • Personalized tutor support.
  • Tons of reference material and videos
  • Self Paced

Trainees enrolled into the program would be personally tutored by our experienced faculties at Atheneum Global Teacher Training College. Regular doubt clearing sessions and other academic support is extended as part of this personalized tutoring. The learning is at your own pace and the support provided is completely personalized and carries high level of expertise.

Atheneum Global Teacher Training College’s industry linkages and international credentials lends credibility to your candidature. Every candidate is issued a personalized letter to help him or her land up with an internship of their choice. This internship is an important step towards finishing your course as well as to start your journey as an educator.

In addition to this, candidates are also given privileged access to Jobs For Teachers, a national portal for teachers for all kinds of teaching assignments. In essence, what we wish to communicate is that Atheneum is committed to offer you the very best education and the very best access to teaching opportunities.