Teacher Training

Certificate in Early Childhood Education : Theory & Application

Program Outline

This Early Childhood Education Teacher’s Training program provides a unique balance between theory and hands-on experience.  Therefore, the student’s learning can be transferred to their interactions with children, birth to 12 years.  Recognizing that all aspects of development are interrelated, our program philosophy promotes children’s development through play-based, nurturing environment.  Each child is viewed as unique and needs to be provided with choice and challenge.  The student’s ability o become responsive caregiver is imperative in facilitating children’s feelings of self worth and social-emotional resiliency.  This respectful relationship will then provide students with a foundation for establishing connections with families and partners within our communities.

Learning Outcome

The graduate will be able to reliably demonstrate the ability to :

  • Plan curriculum that is based on thorough understanding of child development
  • Plan and implement individual programs, activities and worksheets to meet the developmental needs of children
  • Utilize a variety of observation techniques to enhance work with children, families, and co-workers
  • Maintaining responsive relationships with individual children and groups of children
  • Establish and maintain safe and healthy environments which best meet the requirements of current legislation, regulatory bodies, and program policies
  • Develop and maintain effective written, oral, nonverbal and electronic communications with children, families, co-workers, employers, and individuals/agencies
  • Apply a personal philosophy of early childhood education within the framework of ethical and professional standards
  • Act in a manner consistent with principles of fairness, equity, and diversity to support the development and learning of individual children, within the context of his/her family, culture and society
  • Progress towards a Bachelor or Master Degree program in Early Childhood Education

Awards

Certificate of Early Childhood Education dual awards from College of Teaching and IPC.

Module Description

  • Family Engagement in Early Education Settings
    In this module you will learn about the importance of family involvement in early childhood education. The focus is the rational and family engagement suggestions.
  • Ethics and Professionalism in Early Childhood Education
    In this module you will learn about ethics and professional guidelines early childhood professionals. Topics include ethics, standards, NAEYC standards, and international standards.
  • Language & Literacy Development in Early Learners
    In this module you will learn about the development of language skills in early childhood and how to best teach early literacy skills.
  • Observation, Documentation and Assessment in Early Childhood
    In this module you will learn the techniques and guidelines for observing and documenting in the early childhood classroom.
  • Curriculum and Lesson Planning for Early Learner Classrooms
    In this module you will learn about curriculum framework, assessment, and becoming an active part of a young child's learning.
  • Environment for Early Learners
    In this module you will learn about setting up learning environments for young students. Topics include planning, furnishing, lighting, outdoor spaces, and others.
  • Children Growth & Development
    In this module you will learn about child development from birth through age 8. It covers research on child development from prominent theorists such as Piaget, Vgotsky, and Gardner.

Mode of Delivery

Classes are mainly taught online over a 6 month period, with 24 hour online support from Varsity Lecturers in USA. Local facilitators are available upon request.

 

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Mode of Delivery

Classes are mainly taught online over a 6 month period, with 24 hour online support from Varsity Lecturers in USA. Local facilitators are available upon request.

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