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Field-based Internship

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Course TypeCourse CodeNo. Of Credits
Foundation CoreSVS1EC5087

Semester and Year Offered: Monsoon 2019, Semester-5

Course Coordinator and Team: Fariha Siddiqui and  Dr Sunita Singh

Email of course coordinator: fariha@aud.ac.in

Pre-requisitesThe course focuses on the job role of centre head/entrepreneur (Level-7) 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) & supervisor (Level-6) offered in 1st and 2nd year respectively

Objectives:

The specific objectives of internship relate to understanding the roles and responsibilities of the centre head/entrepreneur. While students will be at the site every Module, the specific objectives of this Internship correspond with the courses taught during the semester. These are as follows:

  • Understand the policies, procedures and practice followed for the well-being of children and staff.
  • Assist in the following:
  1. coordinate provisions for children in partnerships with the families
  2. develop and implement an operational plan
  3. monitor and assure quality of the centre against the set protocols
  4. quality assurance schemes against agreed criteria
  5. establish sustaining relationships with providers for services to day care centres
  6. co-ordinate to ensure compliance to policies, procedures and practice for registration and inspection of the centre.
  7. obtain finances to maintain operational cost for the centre
  8. manage multiagency working arrangements
  9. create marketing plans for the centre
  10. maintain HR activities of the centre and execute them
  • Understand the role of the centre head/entrepreneur and support in day-to-day activities at the centre.
  • Observe how responsibilities and duties among centre staff are delegated and its periodic monitoring
  • Prepare and maintain environments to meet children’s needs at the centre.
  • Make linkages between understandings of child development and learning; and developmentally and contextually appropriate activities for the children in the early years.

Course outcomes:

On completion of this internship, the student will be able to-

  • Review provisions for children in partnerships with the families
  • Develop an operational plan with the help of centre head
  • Prepare tools to monitor the quality of the centre against the set protocols
  • Prepare strategies to ensure quality assurance schemes against agreed criteria of the centre
  • Understand reasons for compliance to policies, procedures and practice for registration and inspection of the centre and identify them
  • Understand ways to obtain finances to maintain operational costs for the centre
  • Identify the role of different agencies necessary for the working of the centre
  • Understand marketing plans for the centre
  • Plan and conduct activities related to social emotional needs of children
  • Analyse the type of model and approach followed at the day care centre
  • Posit ways of making the centre inclusive/more inclusive
  • Assist in conducting capacity building workshops for centre staff
  • Manage various records at the centre
  • Develop awareness about aspects of good functioning and management of a day care centre
  • Reflect and review their own practice and that of the centre head/entrepreneur

Brief description of modules/ Main modules:

Internship: Internships in year 1 and 2 aimed to prepare students for the facilitator’s and supervisor’s role. In Semester 5, the Internship has been envisaged to help students understand the centre head/entrepreneur’s role and hone their skills accordingly.

Module

Topics

Learning outcome(s)

Readings (Supplementary)

Throughout  the internship

Planning and implementing

  • Plan and conduct activities related to social emotional needs of children
  • Prepare training manuals/activity logs for the centre
  • Posit ways of making the centre inclusive/more inclusive 
  • Create learning environments for holistic development of children

 

 

Bertling. J, Darrah. M, Lyon.D, and Jackson. S. Early childhood building blocks:Universal Design for Learning in

Early Childhood Inclusive Classrooms. Resources for Early Childhood: An online resource for Ohio educators.  

 

Programme planning

  • Analyse the type of model and approach followed at the day care centre
  • Prepare  indicators for a critical evaluation of the programme
  • Assess and design active learning day care programme for different age-groups
  • Understand the role of a facilitator, a supervisor and centre head in planning a programme for a day care

Designing inclusive setting

  • Prepare tools to assess the inclusivity of the centre
  • Posit ways of making the centre inclusive/more inclusive 

Managing and supervising the centre

  1. Assist the centre head in various managerial roles and responsibilities such as
  2. maintaining records,
  3. supervising centre staff
  4. encouraging team work,
  5. building relationship with the parents,
  6. planning publicity of the programme,
  7. maintaining and updating centre’s social media and other communication platforms,
  8. managing admissions, etc.

Collaborating with parents

  1. Assist the centre head/entrepreneur in taking care of socio-emotional issues/behaviour problems of the children in collaboration with the parents at the centre.

Centre environment

  • Contribute to a harmonious and efficient work environment in the centre.
  • Provide safe hygienic and healthy environment

Functioning of the centre

  • Understand responsibilities as required for a centre head/entrepreneur and contribute towards the overall functioning of the centre.

 

Sl.No.

Assessment Type

Weightage

1

 Observation diary +Viva-voce/Presentation

 

20%

2

Written report of the work done during internship and the role of centre head/entrepreneur

20%

3

 Self assessment workbook

30%

4

Field supervisor’s feedback

 

20%

5

Participation qualities + Attendance (10%)

 

10%