Diploma in Pre School Education programme

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Overview of the Diploma Programm

The total development of the child is strongly envisaged in all preschool education programs. It leads to help lay the foundation of the later life of the child who is in his tender formative years. This teacher education program on preschool education assists, those interested in early childhood education and those who are already engaged in the education and care of young children to advance their knowledge in the principles of child development. It also creates an awareness of the issues related to the young child and sensitizes child care givers to the values and ethics related to modern child development practices. Such programs also enhance the skills of the teacher to in cooperate leaching and learning in preschool to the best of their interests of the young child.

This course is designed to mould aspirant teachers to effective teachers to teach in preschool and primary schools. The course aims to develop the exact teaching skills required to teach the children in the age group of 2-7 years. The teacher there will play the multi facets role of the substitute mother, facilitator or learning, counsellor and manager. By end of the course the teachers will be fully equipped with competencies essential for an effective preschool teacher along with a clear perception and understanding of the young learners, maturity levels, abilities, needs , interests and potentialities. Thus, making learning a pleasant experience for the child ready to sojourn new re-aims.

Key Information

Duration : 1 year and 3 months (Teaching practice and Dissertation)
Level : Diploma
Approval Status : Approved by Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission Sri Lanka , Registered No: P01/0498, Registration valid up to 22nd January 2020

Entry Requirements

  • A Level 03 passes
  • O Level + 01 Year Teaching Experience
  • O Level + On the job training International Schools

Career Outcomes

  • Teachers who are engaged in Pre-Schools without required necessary qualifications
  • Prospective Managers for Pre-Schools
  • Those who intend to become Pre-School teachers and day care workers
  • Young mothers seeking knowledge in correct child rearing practices
  • Researchers in Child Care and Development
  • Personnel attached to child study centres
  • Aspirants for foreign employment as Pre-School teachers, Managers and Day-care workers

COURSE STRUCTURE

Learning Outcomes

  • Assist those engaged in education and care of young children to advance their knowledge in the foundations of child education.
  • Create an awareness of the issues related to the young child and to sensitize child care givers to the values and ethics related to modern child development practices.
  • Enhance skills of teachers in utilizing teaching and learning in Pre-Schools to the best of interest of the young child.
  • Plan and implement child- cantered appropriate activities for the expressive arts, through, creative art based on integrated approaches to learning for children.
  • Develop communication skills through child-cantered acquisitions of language skills and mathematical concepts.
  • Examine the physical growth and the psycho-social well-being of children in hygiene related conditions.
  • Enhance knowledge and skills for environmental awareness and inquiry in early childhood settings.
  • Examine essential elements of principles and practices of classroom management through positive guidance strategies in early childhood settings.
  • Plan and implement learning experiences for an individual child and small group of children and demonstrate skills in interacting with young children. Adopt correct child easement methods.
  • Enhance skills in child study techniques and conduct research related to early development, care and education.

Internship Details/List of Organizations

Horizon College International, Malabe.

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