Advanced Certificate in Pre-school Education

This programme is designed to assist those engaged in the education and care of young children to advance their knowledge in the Principles of Child Development. It also attempts to create awareness of the issues related to the early years of childhood with special emphasis on Sri Lankan children and to sensitize child care givers to Values and Ethics related to Child Development in the present socio-cultural context.

This programme will be conducted in Sinhala, Tamil and English at the Colombo Regional Centre (Nawala) and Kandy Regional Centre. It will also be conducted at the following centers, only if a sufficient number of students are registered: Matara Regional Centre (Sinhala) & Jaffna Hatton Regional/Study Centres (Tamil).

Course Content

Compulsory Courses

  • Early Childhood Development
  • Methods and Management of Teaching and Learning in Pre-Schools
  • Socio-Cultural Perspectives in Early Childhood Education
  • Project

Optional Courses

  • Play in Early Childhood
  • Adjustment Problems in Early Childhood
  • Child Rights


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Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Advanced Certificate Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Early Childhood, Faculty of Education
Programme Duration :
One year
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Preschool Education
  • Applicants should be 18 years or over on the closing date of applications.
  • Successful completion of the Certificate in Pre-school Education programme conducted by the OUSL.
Online Applications :
 10th  October 2021
Closing Date for Applications :
 Extended till 15th  December 2021
Programme commencing date :

Application fee: Rs. 250/=

Public Information office, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda form 9.00am to 3.00 p.m. (on all days except public holidays).

Contact :
011 288 1482 / 011 288 1400

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