Early Childhood Care and Education skill course is one of the popular courses delivered nationwide through a network of ITIs. It mainly consists of Domain area and Core area. The Domain area (Theory & Practical) imparts professional skills and knowledge, while the core area (Employability Skill) imparts requisite core skills, knowledge, and life skills.

During class XII, the student will be taught different forms of reinforcement techniques, safety of child, different stages of development of child, & approaches to handle challenging children. Application of learned skills on to real life approach by role modeling, encouraging & counseling.

Part B: Skills

  • Unit 1: Foundations of Child Development (3-6 Years)
  • Unit 2: Educational thoughts of key theorists and pioneers
  • Unit 3: Developmentally appropriate activities for holistic development
  • Unit 4: Fostering Socio-emotional competence
  • Unit 5: Inside-Outside learning environment

Unit 1: Foundations of Child Development (3-6 years)

  1. Relationship between play, learning and development
  2. Needs of the child
  3. Sensory, Physical, and Motor development milestones
  4. Cognitive Development
  5. Language Development
  6. Socio – emotional Development, (introduce, stages &milestones, basic vocabulary)

Unit 2: Educational thoughts of key theorists and pioneers

  1. Fredrick Froebel
  2. Maria Montessori
  3. Mahatma Gandhi
  4. Rabindranath Tagore
  5. Aurobindo Ghosh
  6. Lev Vygotsky
  7. Loris Malaguzzi (Reggio Emilia approach)
  8. Gijubhai Badheka
  9. Tarabai Modak
  10. Creating inclusive learning environments

Unit 3: Developmentally appropriate activities for holistic development

  1. Early language and early literacy
  2. Cognition and early numeracy
  3. The world around us (awareness, empathy, sensitivity)
  4. Art and aesthetics

Unit 4: Fostering Socio-emotional competence

  1. Making rational conclusion
  2. Developing empathy and respect
  3. Managing self

Unit 5: Inside-Outside learning environment

  1. Arranging space for learning
  2. Designing safe environment
  3. A day in the preschool centre (broad principles of how to organize the activities according to these)