Duration: 4 MONTHS

Course Syllabus

Course Title: Nursery Teacher Training  ( Skill Development )

Course Duration: 4 Months (Part-Time)

Course Objectives:

  1. To provide a comprehensive understanding of the history and philosophy of pre-primary education.
  2. To equip students with the knowledge of nursery child psychology to better understand and cater to young learners.
  3. To develop skills in using effective methods and materials for nursery education.
  4. To understand the organization of nursery schools and their role in the community.
  5. To promote awareness of child health and nutrition.
  6. To provide practical training in art and craft for creative teaching.
  7. To prepare students for self-employment opportunities in nursery education.

Course Overview:

Module 1: History and Philosophy of Pre-Primary Education (1 month)

  • Historical evolution of nursery education in India
  • Philosophical foundations of early childhood education
  • Contributions of notable educators to pre-primary education
  • Current trends and challenges in pre-primary education

Module 2: Nursery Child Psychology (1 month)

  • Understanding the cognitive, emotional, and social development of young children
  • Psychological theories relevant to early childhood
  • Behavior management techniques for nursery teachers
  • Creating a nurturing and inclusive classroom environment

Module 3: Methods and Materials of Nursery Education (1 month)

  • Effective teaching methods for young children
  • Developmentally appropriate curriculum planning
  • Learning materials and resources for nursery education
  • Lesson planning and activity-based teaching strategies

Module 4: Nursery School Organization (1 month)

  • Structure and organization of nursery schools
  • Classroom management and discipline in nursery settings
  • Parent-teacher communication and collaboration
  • Safety and security measures in nursery schools

Module 5: Community Involvement (2 weeks)

  • The role of nursery schools in the community
  • Building partnerships with parents and caregivers
  • Community engagement activities and projects
  • Outreach programs and community awareness initiatives

Module 6: Child Health & Nutrition (2 weeks)

  • Promoting child health and hygiene in nursery settings
  • Nutritional requirements for young children
  • Healthy meal planning and snack ideas
  • Identifying and addressing common health issues in nursery-aged children

Module 7: Functional (Practical)

Submodule 1: Art & Craft (1 month)

  • Creative art and craft activities for young children
  • Hands-on practice in making teaching aids and materials
  • Integrating art and craft into the curriculum
  • Encouraging artistic expression in nursery students

Submodule 2: Viva-Voce (1 week)

  • Oral assessment and presentation of coursework
  • Discussion of key concepts and practical experiences
  • Reflection on learning and teaching practices
  • Assessment of readiness for nursery teaching

Course Teaching Methodology:

  • Interactive lectures and discussions.
  • Practical teaching sessions and classroom observations.
  • Hands-on training in art and craft activities.
  • Group projects and presentations.
  • Field visits to nursery schools.
  • Continuous assessment and feedback on teaching methods.
  • Role-playing and simulation exercises.

Importance for Learners in Career Growth and Self-Employment: This 4-month Nursery Teacher Training course equips students with essential knowledge and skills required for a successful career in nursery education. Graduates can pursue opportunities as nursery teachers in schools, childcare centers, and preschools. Moreover, they can explore self-employment options by starting their nursery schools or childcare centers, contributing to early childhood education in their communities. The course empowers learners to excel in the field of nursery education and establish themselves as skilled educators and entrepreneurs.

Note: The course contents can be modified based on specific learner requirements or location preferences. Additional topics or modules can be added to cover advanced concepts or specialized areas in nursery education.

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