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Updated on 06 Dec, 2022


Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education (DECE)

Minimum Duration: 1 Year
Maximum Duration: 4 Years
Course Fee: Rs. 2,000
Minimum Age: No bar
Maximum Age: No bar

Eligibility:

10+2 or its equivalent

 

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.

New Revised Guidelines for Project Work and Assignments of Diploma in Early Childhood (DECE) for December 2022 and June 2023 Term End Examination dated 28-10-2022 

 
 
 

 

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[Updated on 13-Apr-2024]