Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECE)

Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) course. It is a job oriented Diploma level teacher training program

Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education is also known by the short name of ECCE course! The main aim of ECCE course is to enhance the nursery (pre-primary) level teacher workforce in India. ECCE students are trained in areas like child education, teaching methodology, nursery level subjects & communication. The training turns 10+2 passed students into skilled nursery teachers!

Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECE)

Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECE)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Course Fee: Rs. ----------
Minimum Age: No bar 
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility Criteria: 10+2 passed from a recognized board
The Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education is a programme for continuous knowledge and skill up-gradation for those working in the sector of Early Childhood Care and Education. It is a unique holistic package that equips the learner to foster the holistic development of young children (i.e., children from birth to 6 years of age) and will be of interest to functionaries and teachers working with children in the birth to 6 age group in diverse settings, such as crèches, preschools, pre-primary classes, nursery schools, anganwadis and balwadis; those wishing to set up early childhood care and education centres or managing such centres; parents and others interested in knowing about the development of young children.
 
The specific objectives of the Diploma Programme are to enable the learner:
                                                                                                                            
  • To develop an understanding about the needs and rights of children with emphasis on the socio-cultural context of childhood;
  • To understand the development of children from birth to six years of age;
  • To plan play activities for fostering development;
  • To appreciate the health and nutritional needs of young children and to be able to evaluate a diet as regards nutritional adequacy;
  • To be able to identify common childhood illnesses, take care of the sick child and take preventive measures;
  • To interact with the community and impart simple health, nutrition and preschool education and early childhood care and education massages;
  • To identify children with special needs, to provide early stimulation and take preventive action;
  • To gain knowledge and develop skills and attitudes required for working with young children in crèches, preschools, nursery schools, kindergartens and day care centres.  

Subjects of Study

Services for Children

Early Childhood Care and Education in Perspective

Some Theoretical Orientations in Early Childhood Education

Organizations for Children

Children with Special Needs I 

Introduction to Special Needs

Services for Special Children

Helping Parents Cope

Children with Special Needs II

Children with Mental Retardation

Children with Physical Disabilities

Children with Behavioural Problems

Children with Visual Impairment

Children with Hearing Impairment

Communicating with Parents and the Community

 Concept of Communication

 Some Methods of Communication

 Some Strategies in Communication

 Some Communication Aids

 Some Themes and Messages in ECCE

 Managing Children's Programmes: Some Perspectives

 Basics of Management

 Obtaining Funds and Formulating a Budget

 A Case Study – ICDS Programme

 A Case Study – Mobile Creches

Other Sub. 

  • Child Development
  • Programme Planning for ECCE
  • Art and Craft Development
  • Teaching Practice
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Communication Skills
  • Outdoor Games and Physical Education
  • School Organization and Administration

Diploma in Early Childhood Education Job Types

  • Pre-primary Teacher
  • Academic Coordinator
  • Centre Coordinator
  • Early Childhood Education Content Developer
  • Assistant Pre-primary Teacher
  • Care Taker
  • Home Tutor