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Semester and Year Offered: Semester-3, Monsoon 2018
Course Coordinator and Team: Fariha Siddiqui and Dr Sunita Singh
Email of course coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pre-requisites: The course focuses on the job role of supervisor (Level-6) in an early childhood centre. The course is meant to be offered to those who have specific knowledge and skills related to Day care facilitator (Level-5) offered in 1st year respectively
The specific objectives of internship relate to understanding the roles and responsibilities of the supervisor. While students will be at the site every week, the specific objectives of this field-based internship correspond with the courses taught during the semester. These are as follows:
After completing the course, students will be able to:
Brief description of modules/ Main modules:
The field-based Internship in year 2 have been conceptualized to enable students to engage with the field and connect with the learning from the courses. Students who have completed one year in the programme have taken courses and experienced the workings of a wide range of day care centres/crèches that will enable them to work as facilitators at the centre. The focus of the Internship this year is to develop skills to become supervisors at the centre—for planning, managing and conducing activities and routines at the centre and also for providing guidance to the facilitators. The aim is to build nuanced understandings among students regarding planning and supervision of diverse developmentally and contextually appropriate activities that could be conducted with young children in a day care centre. The internship will enable students to undertake more responsibilities and contribute towards day to day running and overall functioning of the centre. They will also be encouraged to reflect on the challenges faced in implementing responsive practices and think of ways of working collaboratively with the centre staff. The will enable the preparation of students as better professionals (supervisors) in the area.
Throughout the internship
Planning and implementing
Jackson, S. (2004). People under three: Young children in day care. Routledge.
Anandlakshmy, S. (1998). The cultural context. In M, Swaminathan (Ed.). The first five years: A critical perspective on early childhood care and education in India. (pp. 272-284).New Delhi: Sage.
UNICEF. (2001). Early childhood development: The key to a full and productive life, p. 1-11.
Retrieved from: https://www.unicef.org/dprk/ecd.pdf
Meggitt, C. (2012). Understanding Child Development. Teach Yourself. UK: Hachette.
Chadha, R. &
Mathur, P. (Ed.).
in India and their
Reflective journal +Viva-voce/Presentation (20%)
Written report of the work done during internship and the role of supervisor (20%)
Self assessment workbook (30%)
Field supervisor’s feedback (20%)
Managing and supervising the centre
Collaborating with parents
Functioning of the centre
Emergent plan for infants, toddlers and older children
Assessment Details with weights:
Reflective journal +Viva-voce/Presentation
Written report of the work done during internship and the role of supervisor
Self assessment workbook
Field supervisor’s feedback