Since its foundation, the Faculty of Education at Horizon Campus has provided a significant contribution to the field, through its initiatives and programs, aimed at the formation and the continuing professional development of professional and expert educators.
The management of Horizon Campus has now identified that preprimary education is a neglected sector that deserves special attention and identified that investment in the field of early childhood education is a key requirement in our society. The improvement of the psychological and physiological health of children as well as their performance in school is seen as paramount in their further educational formation. Horizon Campus is now launching an early childhood education program that is designed in response to the increasing need for certified early childhood educators.
The course moulds aspirant teachers to teach in preschool and primary schools and helps develop the exact teaching skills required to teach children in the age group of 2-7 years. The unique program sets itself apart by featuring an introduction to infant-toddler mental health course, where students study how children, aged birth to three years, develop socially and emotionally and how this serves as a foundation for their future wellness and learning. 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.
Mr.Upul Dharanagama Chairman of Horizon Campus stated “this is a major investment we are undertaking in helping to meet the early childhood education needs in our country. It is our aim that all 2 to 7 year olds have access to early childhood education as we believes that even in their early years, children are highly capable and competent, regardless of their background or experiences and that the early childhood years offer a unique window of opportunity in which to nurture a child’s development. Positive learning experiences in this period lay the firm foundation that is essential if children are to reach their full potential. Therefore it is essential that we have the right educators to teach and guide these children and we know that the success of early education rests on its quality, and that quality itself depends upon the educators and leaders on the ground. Hence our mission through this program is to train early childhood educators, with high-quality, high-impact professional learning opportunities and to prepare a new generation of leaders in early childhood education with the knowledge, and the tools, to change and impact the field.”
The program is open to early childhood educators who wish to further develop their teaching skills and capacities, as well as others with an interest in developing skills in building a career as early childhood educators.
Interested parties can obtain further information by visiting www.horizoncampus.edu.lk or by contact 0716 623 623, 0713 519 999 , 0114 365 555 or visit Horizon Campus at Malabe.