Certificate Course in Pre
School Education & Portage
Mode of Education - Distance Learning
Registration & Prospectus: Rs. 500/-
Course Fees: Rs. 8000/-
Fees : Fee, once deposited would not be refunded. However, in special case/s it can be forwarded for the next Batch (one time only).
Two Batches: (i)March to August of Every Year
(ii) September to February Every Year
Eligibility: Twelfth Class/Higher Secondary or equivalent
Approved by International Portage Association, USA.
The above mentioned CERTIFICATE COURSE is for 6 months duration. It is planned to equip the teachers and resource functionaries who are interested in the area of Early Childhood for adopting various strategies for the stimulation of the children who are at risk or are suffering from some developmental problems. The course may also be beneficial to the parents of such children. They will be able to handle their children more efficiently and effectively after the completion of the course. This Course would be specifically useful for ICDS Staff , such as Anganwadi CDPS, Supervisors, AWWs .
Identifying children at risk of
Developmental Delays and Mental Retardation.
Helping children (especially 0-6 years)
to acquire new developmental skills in the areas of Cognitive,
Language, Emotional and Social Developments and acquiring of
self help skills.
Helping to overcome Pseudo-Developmental
Delays of young children.
Training would be given in INCLUSIVE SETTING so as to prepare children for regular schools
- Overall objectives of the course as stressed by RCI are:
a) To provide competencies among trainees in areas of early detection of disabilities, assessment, programming and evaluation.
b) To train then to work as a member in a multi-disciplinary team.
c) To provide teaching strategies in ECSE, in various pre-school settings.
d) To be an effective link between home and the school.
e) To prepare the children for primary school education.
Reasons You Might Like to do the
Help in dealing with special needs children
for early intervention training and enhancement of their
all-round development to their fullest potentials through home
/ institution / centre based training.
Training and counselling as well as
guidance to parents / caretakers who have questions about the
development of children.
Identify, diagnose the development lags and
reduce, cognitive, social, emotional, etc.
Useful in dealing with prevention and
promotion of early childhood development for all children in
general and with developmental lags in particular.
Development of positive collaboration
between children, teachers, parents, doctors,
Stress on integrated / inclusion education
through childhood comprehensive, flexible, responsive
community based teaching.
Recording of systematic, skill by skill /
activity by activity training and have immediate and long term
High quality early intervention practices
and helping trainees for building up child's independence,
initiation and self-concept.
Training for embedding early intervention /
portage services into family rituals, play and daily routines.
Cornerstones of training programme would be
a) Child Development
b) Family Development
c) Community Building
d) Staff Development
Scope and Placement Opportunities
Placement opportunities to work as Early Childhood Special Educator:
- In regular pre-schools.
- In Special Schools in classes for pre-school children.
- In research projects on ECSE/ECE.
- Coordination of Anganwadi Centers and any Govt. or Private pre-school centers including children with special educational needs.
- To be a home based instructor and/or itinerant teacher for pre-school children with developmental delays.
- Any school programme special/regular schools working towards inclusion of special children in regular pre-schools.
Requirement of Admission
Class XII / Higher Secondary or equivalent, preferably professionals / pre-school / nursery school teachers / parents of young delayed children / ICDS Staff or those interested in such courses.
Admissions will be done on the basis of
academic merit and teaching /work experience.
Number of seats-200.
Response Sheets/Assignments/Practical Files/Case Studies/Chats etc
Students will be informed about the number of above assignments etc. to be submitted for each Module as and when the lessons for various Modules / learning Material are sent. The assignments and Practical work shall be in the handwriting of the students concerned or mixed as guided during PCP. Last date for submission of the above would be announced on the last day of PCP of every Batch .Late submission of Assignments etc. up till one more month would be accepted with additional fine of Rs1,000/-. After that, trainee would submit them with the next Batch with late Fee Fine of Rs 2,000/-
Mode of Payment
Pay Order/Demand Draft for each course undertaken may be drawn
in favor of Indian National Portage Association (INPA), payable at
Chandigarh. Bank Draft/Pay Orders may be sent to Dr. (Mrs.) Tehal
Kohli, President, Indian National Portage Association (INPA)
Karuna Sadan, First Floor, Room No. 14-15, Sector: 11-B,
Chandigarh, Pin: 160011. INDIA.
In IGNOU terminology, one credit is equivalent to 30 hours of the learner’s study time. So a 6 credit course should take you 180 study hours to complete. This includes the time take by you to understand the print material, view and listen the related video and audio cassettes and attend counseling sessions. Thus, the entire Programme is worth 30 x 24 = 720 hours of your study time (360 hours of theory and 360 hours of Project Work). Of course, you must bear in mind that this is an average estimate.