The International Diploma in Preschool Education (IDPE) is conceived with the thought of providing quality understanding of Early Childhood Education(ECE) in India. This diploma not only aims at giving hands-on exposure to participants but is also designed to develop thought leadership in the field of ECE in India.
The diploma is launched by Institute of Early Childhood Education and Development (IECED) which comes under the umbrella of Founding Years Learning Solutions India Private Limited. This is the proud parent company of India’s Largest and Most Trusted Pre-School and Day Care Centres –KLAY prep schools and day care. With Launch of IDPE, the insatiate aims to provide qualified and trained staff with professional and technical understanding of early childhood education. The course material and learning through theory and practicum will help individuals to develop their talents and abilities to function in early childhood settings and eventually will lead to their career progression as well.
The diploma course draws on research and insights from educators around the world who are implementing quality teaching and appropriate preschool practice, providing students with a solid understanding of different functional areas of preschool teaching.
This course is suitable for individuals and teachers who wish to work in preschools and progress to leadership roles.
The course is designed to be a 25 weeks (250 hour) professional development program for preschool teachers. This six-month program has been divided into coursework and internship and is designed to equip students with fundamental knowledge of skills required to teach in Preschool.
Course participants are expected to devote 10 hours every week where 6 hours require face to face interaction and 4 hours are for practical/home assignments. Each session will include classroom theory sessions, group activities, and reflection exercises which will reinforce the content taught during the session.
At the end of the course, students need to do a hands-on internship program of 4 weeks in KLAY centres across India. Course participants who successfully complete the course will be awarded Certificate of completion by IECED.
Candidates for admission should possess 12 years of formal education and should be fluent in English. Completed admission forms with certified true copies of certificates, transcripts and other relevant documents should be submitted before the closing date of each batch.
Who We Are
IECED is an institute that works with education providers, employers and government to help Early childhood Educators grow in their understanding of child development and enhancing skill sets to function in their best capacity in classrooms.
Everything under this institute contributes to achieving our purpose: helping educators and managers from the field of early childhood education to develop their skills for professional growth and understanding. This skill development will ultimately lead to providing quality care and services to every single child who walks in for professional care.
We not only provide professional and technical skills to professionals in early childhood sector but also carry forward all the mandatory trainings for staff like POCSO sensitization and CPR- first aid training. Together, these training programs support to develop confident and work-ready preschool educators, more capable and inspiring managers, more productive workforce, and, ultimately, ensures physical and emotional safety of staff and children.
The institute has developed course materials for conducting on- job and entry level trainings for staff. Both, short-term (8 hours) and long-term (one year) courses are developed to cater to the need of qualified and skilled staff in Early Childhood Education. Various Train the Trainer programs are conducted at the corporate level to take the trainings on ground with teachers and caregivers.
The institute comes under the umbrella of Founding Years Learning Solutions India Private Limited which is the proud parent company of India’s Largest and Most Trusted Pre-School and Day Care Centres – KLAY prep schools and day care.
With Launch of the Institute of Training and Development for Early Childhood Education, we aim to provide qualified and trained staff with professional and technical understanding of early childhood education.