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Certificate Course in Pre-School Education & Portage Management
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Certificate Course in Pre School Education & Portage Management

Mode of Education - Distance Learning
Registration & Prospectus: Rs. 250/-
Course Fees: Rs. 4000/-
Last Date for submission of Application Forms : 30th September of every year
Last Date with late fees of Rs. 300/- for submission of Application Forms : 31st October of every year
Duration: 6 months (Usually from September to February every year)
Eligibility: Graduation or equivalent
(Approved by International Portage Association, USA)

Course Details
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.


  1. Identifying children of risk of Developmental Delays and Mental Retardation.

  2. Helping the 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.

  3. Helping to overcome Pseudo-Developmental Delays of young children.

10 Reasons You Might Like to do the Course

  1. 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.

  2. Training and counselling as well as guidance to parents / caretakers who have questions about the development of children.

  3. Identify, diagnose the development lags and reduce, cognitive, social, emotional, etc.

  4. Useful in dealing with prevention and promotion of early childhood development for all children in general and with developmental lags in particular.

  5. Development of positive collaboration between children, teachers, parents, doctors, teacher-educators etc.

  6. Stress on integrated / inclusion education through childhood comprehensive, flexible, responsive community based teaching.

  7. Recording of systematic, skill by skill / activity by activity training and have immediate and long term feedbacks.

  8. High quality early intervention practices and helping trainees for building up child's independence, initiation and self-concept.

  9. Training for embedding early intervention / portage services into family rituals, play and daily routines.

  10. Cornerstones of training programme would be
    i)   Child Development
    ii)   Family Development
    iii)  Community Building
    iv)  Staff Development

Requirement of Admission

  1. Graduates, preferably professionals / pre-school / nursery school teachers / parents of young delayed children or those interested in such courses.

  2. Admissions will be done on the basis of academic merit and teaching /work experience.

  3. Number of seats-200.

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.