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  • 12 Week Foundation Course in Childhood & Infancy (Weekend)

This is a fundamental program that introduces each participant to the care and education given to children at their early childhood stage. At the end of the program students will demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how young children grow and develop and be able to assist with young children’s growth, development, thinking and learning. It runs for 12 weeks and at the end of the programme the trainees are awarded a Certifi cate in CHILDHOOD AND INFANCY.

  • 1 Year Certificate Course in Early Childhood Education and Care (Weekend)

The program is for a total duration of ten months made up of two semesters from January to May and from June to October. There are 20 weeks per Semester. It is designed to cater for such individuals who have the basic academic foundation and desire to acquire the necessary knowledge in Early Childhood Education and Care. This course enables trainees to understand how young children grow and develop in relation to the appropriate academic practices and its dynamics. It also includes two months intensive training on the Montessori Method of teaching. At the end of the programme trainees are awarded a Certificate in One Year Course in EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE.

  • Diploma Course In Early Childhood Education and Care (Sandwich – Cape Coast University)

This program builds on the foundation laid in the Certifi cate program. It offers students the further possibility of understanding the philosophy and development of children, enables them to develop themselves professionally and personally, understand how children are to be taught and teach them how to manage effectively Childcare Centers. This Programme is undertaken at Cape Coast University awarded a DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE - SANDWICH

  • In Service Training For Early Childhood Education and Care Practitioners

Our tailored In-service training aims at providing support to all teachers or Caregivers in different ways which take into consideration their needs, priorities set by the School or Organization and the current scientifi c knowledge and practice in the area.

  • Management Programme – Proprietors Refresher Course

Most providers often begin their schools with no training other than that of being a head teacher or parent. Since caring for a group of children often can present more challenges than their experience has prepared them to meet, it is useful for them to participate in this program. This provider training program is related to the quality of child care, assessing the needs of the program in their location and  running their centre as a business

  • Consultancy – Recruitment of Personnel for Preschools

The Institute offers Consultancy Services to persons interested in starting a school and assist in the recruitment of personnel for Preschools.

  • Developing of Supportive Teaching and Learning Educational Materials

The Institute runs workshops to teach the creating and production of Teaching and Learning Materials for use in Early Childhood Education Centers. These workshops are held during the vacation period.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE

  •  School Leavers – Holders of JHS/SHS/GES ‘O’ and ‘A’ level
  • Technical and Vocational Certifi cates including students awaiting results.
  •  Pre-School Teachers – Teachers and attendants who work in Pre-Schools and in Early Childhood Programs (Day Care Centers, Creche, Nursery Schools and Kindergartens) You may be teaching and caring for preschoolers with no training this is an opportunity for you to upgrade yourself
  • Proprietors – Supervisors and Heads of Preschools or Childcare providers and Early Childhood Development Centers.
  • Parents & Nannies who wish to have a better understanding of how to care for children.
  • Staff of NGO’s working in Child Care institutions
  • Carers and anyone who handles children in homes, orphanages or works with children is encouraged to acquire professional knowledge at the Institute For Caregivers to enable them care and educate these special children properly.
  • School Leavers – Holders of JHS/SHS/GES ‘O’ and ‘A’ level
    Technical and Vocational Certifi cates including students awaiting results.
  • Pre-School Teachers – Teachers and attendants who work in Pre-Schools and in Early Childhood Programs (Day Care Centers, Creche, Nursery Schools and Kindergartens) You may be teaching and caring for preschoolers with no training this is an opportunity for you to upgrade yourself
  • Proprietors – Supervisors and Heads of Preschools or Childcare providers and Early Childhood Development Centers.
  • Parents & Nannies who wish to have a better understanding of how to care for children.
  • Staff of NGO’s working in Child Care institutions
  • Carers and anyone who handles children in homes, orphanages or works with children is encouraged to acquire professional knowledge at the Institute For Caregivers to enable them care and educate these special children properly.
  • All individuals interested in Childcare including parents, nannies and Sunday school teachers. If you love children and teaching and caring for preschoolers is your passion and career choice, get yourself trained at the Institute For CaregiversPlease Note: There is no age restriction

The Institute has a Model Practice School called “The Little Bud International School” attached to it. The Model School measures up to International Standards and admits children between the ages of four months to 5 years. Since the facility is a model upon which the reputation of the Institute rests, it runs a high standard of childcare programme for children.

It serves as a practice center for the students at the training school, providing the singular opportunity of experiencing theory integrated with practice. The Institute has highly qualified and motivated staff that teach at both the Training School and the Model Practice School.

  • 12 Week Foundation Course
    Holders of JHS/SHS/GES ‘O’ and ‘A’ level, Technical and Vocational Certificates or higher with adequate passes.
  • 1 Year Certificate Course in Early Childhood ( 2 semesters)
    A minimum of a Senior High School Certifi cate, GES ‘O’ and ‘A’ level, Technical and Vocational certificates with adequate passes with a fundamental knowledge in EarlyChildhood Education and Care.
  • Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care
    Holders of SHS, GES ‘O’ and ‘A’ level, Technical and Vocational Certifi cates or higher with adequate passes with an Advanced Certificate in Early Child Education and Care.

 

ACADEMIC CALENDAR

  • 12 Week Foundation In Childhood/Infancy (WEEKEND).
    • JANUARY TO APRIL
    • APRIL TO JULY
    • JULY TO OCTOBER
    Graduation in November.
  • One Year Certificate in Early Childhood Education andCare (WEEKEND).
    • JANUARY – MAY
    • JUNE – NOVEMBER.
    Graduation in November.
  • Two Year Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care (Sandwich).
    UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST – DEPARTMENT OF BASIC EDUCATION
    • AUGUST/SEPTEMBER - YEAR 1 - 8 WEEKS
    • AUGUST/SEPTEMBER - YEAR 2 - 8 WEEKS
    Graduation – University of Cape Coast Calendar
  • Management Programme - Proprietors Refresher Course
    • MARCH/AUGUST/OCTOBER
    Developing of Supportive Teaching and Learning Educational Materials
    • VACATION

Over the period, the Institute has been in existence, it has had a relationship with the following institutions and agencies:

  • Jelling Statseminarium - Denmark
  • The Association of Early Childhood Development Centres
  • Ghana Education Service
  • Ghana National Commission for Children
  • Ministry of Women and Children Affairs
  • Ga District Education Offi ce, Amansaman

The Institute has collaborated with a number of training institutions including

  • the MCTC – Golda Meir Mount Carmel
  • International Training Centre, Israel.

The Institute has also collaborated with

  • UNICEF/GES – under the sponsorship of UNICEF, the Early Childhood Development Unit of GES brought together stakeholders in the industry to develop a National Kindergarten Curriculum for Preschools in Ghana. The Institute was represented both in Accra and Koforidua.

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