Short Course on Early Childhood Development

The department of Early Childhood and Primary Education of the Faculty of Education of the Open University of Sri Lanka offers many programmes. At present there is a high concern on developing Early Childhood Education and enhancing the development of children from early years. Therefore, the department has developed short course to obtain knowledge and skills to cater to the specific needs of their children and facilitate their holistic development.

Target Group

Teachers who are working as preschool teachers, Care givers who are conducting Day Care Centers as well as Parents who want to improve knowledge on children and who are interested in field of Early Childhood Education.

Objective of the course

This short course will enable participants to:

  • Identify the main aspects of total development of a child
  • Enhance their knowledge and skills to maintain a safe and facilitating environment for Early Childhood Development.
  • Enhance their knowledge and skills to ensure the conditions for the child care and stimulation of the Early Childhood Development.

Course outcomes

On completion of this short course the participants will acquire the knowledge and skills to Analyze total development of Early Childhood Children.
Apply effective strategies to enhance the development of children in early childhood years.

Structure of the Course

The short course consists of 10 (Ten) compulsory workshops. Workshops will be conducted only during weekends. This course will be offered in the Sinhala, Tamil and English medium.

Workshop Workshop Title Hours
Workshop 1 Identification of main aspects in Early Childhood Development 6
Workshop 2 How to identify your child/ children 6
Workshop 3 Primary needs (Food, Safety, Love) of your children in early years 6
Workshop 4 Physical development of children in early years 6
Workshop 5 Primary socialization opportunities with in the family 6
Workshop 6 Motivating children to observe their environment 6
Workshop 7 Language development in early childhood years 6
Workshop 8 Cognitive development in early childhood years 6
Workshop 9 Conducting Aesthetic activities with Children 6
Workshop 10 Facilitating play activities of Children 6
Total Hours 60
Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Short Programme
Conducted by :
Department of the Early Childhood and Primary Education
Programme duration :
3 Months
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :

Preschool teachers
Child care givers
Parents who want to improve knowledge on children
Others who are interested in field of Early Childhood Education.

  • This course will be offered in the Sinhala, Tamil and English medium

Course fee: RS 25,000/- (Installments Available)

  • 1st Installment =RS 15,000/-
  • 2nd Installment = RS 10,000/-

Email:  earlychildhoodshortcourse1@gmail.com

Telephone No:0112 881 399 / 0112 881 400

Web: http//www.ou.ac.lk

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