In a bid to set gold standards for Pre-School teacher training, EuroKids International
, India’s NextGen Pre-schools, today announced the launch of EuroVarsity, an online skill development platform. As part of its Skill Development initiative, EuroVarsity will conduct online courses and the first course to be launched on this platform is a program focused on Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCEd).
This nine-month program in Early Childhood Care and Education (E.C.C.Ed) is the first of its kind online course, which will equip learners with the right skill set to educate children up to the age of five years.
The course offers complete training through online medium, which includes video, audio tutorials, simulations and the VAK (Visual-Auditory-Kinesthetic) training methodology. In addition to theory, the course offers practical assignments as well as a four-week internship providing hands-on training to those undertaking the program.
Prajodh Rajan, Co-founder & CEO, EuroKids International
said, “It is now scientifically proven that maximum brain development of a child takes place from birth to five years. There is a pressing need in India to skill young aspiring early childhood educators with the latest practices in the care, welfare and education of children. EuroKids when it commenced in 2001 led the way in establishing new and high quality benchmarks for educating Pre-School children and now with EuroVarsity, it is our endeavour to equip aspiring educators with the latest knowledge and skills required to work with young ones.”
He added, “We have leveraged technology to make high quality education more accessible and affordable by offering this online program. The ECCEd curriculum is backed by industry research and our years of experience in nurturing young minds and is in line with the present and future requirements for a Pre-School teaching professional.”
Pre-School education is an estimated Rs 4,000-crore market, and is expected to grow at 35 per cent annually. EuroKids being a pioneer in the Pre-School Industry employs teachers in excess of 6000 across its 900 Pre-Schools, adding hundreds of new job openings with the demand increasing every year. This factor will also help EuroKids provide complete support to ECCEd holders and also help them with internships and employment opportunities within its own network as well as other Pre-Schools of reputation.
Anyone with minimum Grade 12 or equivalent can join this course. Existing Pre-School teachers and owners can also take up this course to enhance their knowledge and skills. Individuals looking for a career change or parents intending to spend constructive time with their children at home can also benefit from this program.
The course has seven papers that will enable the learner to develop working strategies in early academics, universal readiness, build high standards of quality and assessments and transform Pre-Schools. More details about this platform can be accessed at http://eurovarsity.com/ .
In addition to E-tutoring, EuroVarsity also has E-library providing research papers, articles, presentations, videos and links to add on to the knowledge given within the course structure. Every student will also be assigned a mentor who will guide them on assignments.