Book Description:Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme has gained importance today. Driven by socio-economic compulsions these days both parents seek jobs and remain away from the child for the whole day. Early Childhood Care centres provide them a safer alternative where their children can grow and develop in a stimulative environ-ment. Therefore, ECCE has been comprehensively included in teacher training programmes at all levels.
Designed as a text for the undergraduate students of education (B.Ed.) and elementary education (B.El.Ed.), it provides uptodate and ready to use material. A complete section in the book is devoted to planning a pre-school or ECCE centre, organizing and managing it for its optimum utility and efficient functioning. The effort has been made to include the topics which will help students to understand the ECCE and its functioning in a straightforward and unconventional manner.
KEY FEATURES :
Written in a conversational style
Comprehensive coverage with sample activities
Numerous figures and illustrations for better understanding of the subject
Integration of theory and practice
Conceptual clarity and practical approach
The book would also be extremely useful to the nursery school teachers, teacher educators, parents, postgraduate students of education (M.Ed.) and for those who would like to run an ECCE centre as a good reference material.
About the Author:M. SEN GUPTA (Ph.D.) is Professor and Principal, KIIT College of Education, Gurgaon. He has also served at the National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), New Delhi for more than four decades in various capacities. A Fulbright Scholar, he has undertaken a number of consultancy projects at both the national and international levels. Prof. Sen Gupta is also the recipient of four National Level Awards from reputed organizations/ministries such as the NCERT, Ministry of Railways, and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. He has nearly 200 publications to his credit. A nominated member in University Boards and other prestigious committees, Dr. Sen Gupta has expertise in vocational education and teacher education.