Early Childhood Education

At a time when Sri Lanka is making efforts to modernize education and throw open the opportunity to a greater number of children to be enrolled in educational programmes, efforts to introduce a curriculum based on aesthetics is in the right direction.

United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 4:  specifically targets quality education and  Aesthetic Education which incorporates the arts across the curriculum in a way that fosters a heightened awareness of and an appreciation for all that touches our lives. It is a way of regaining touch with the process of learning something new, of being introduced to a medium never known in a particular way before.

Traditionally we focus most of our attention on linguistic and logical-mathematical intelligence. However, Multiple Intelligence studies have shown that we should also place equal attention on individuals who show gifts in the other intelligences: the artists, architects, musicians, naturalists, designers, dancers and so on.  Unfortunately, many children who have these gifts have not been provided with such opportunities and we believe your efforts will help open a new window of opportunity to brighten the lives of Sri Lankan youth of the future.

For those following a higher Diploma in Childhood Education, we are happy to provide them a pathway to a UGC recognised degree in Child Care Education.

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Bachelor of Early Childhood Education Top Up Year Program 

The 1 Year Program will consist of 12 modules covering vital aspects of early childhood education fit for students with a prior knowledge/background in any child care/teaching setting. The modules would cover:

Early Childhood Guidance

  • What Guidance is for Children in the Early Childhood age category
  • Methods, Techniques, and Awareness on how guidance is carried out
  • The Preschool Teacher

Child Psychology

  • The psychology of a child from Conception to 5 Years
  • The Mental development of children of early childhood
  • Resolving issues faced by a caregiver when dealing with children with special needs

and many more during the study period.

Students will be required to have a successful assignment submission (written assignment Or presentation as per the lecturer’s instructions) and a written examination paper at the end of each module.



Prof. Dr. Sir Romesh Jayasinghe-Director AUGP

Ph.D.(Hon.), Dh.C.(USA), B.Sc.(USA), Grad.Dip.Ed.(UK), FRSPH(UK), MBCS(UK), M.Inst.Psy.

Head of Department

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Mrs. G. D. De Silva

H. Dip, BA in ECE

Course Supervisor

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Dr. Dame Aspasia Peppa

DBA(Doctor of Business Administration) B.A. Business Administration and Tourism Business Administration. MSc Communication and Pedagogy / P.R / Life Coaching / Career Coach..Professor


Certificate in Early Childhood Education

Duration: 03 months
Entry Requirements: G. C. E Ordinary Level
In-class sessions: One session per week (3hrs)
Assessment: Assignment per lesson+ A final written examination
No. of Lessons: 10
80% attendance compulsory, Pass mark 70%
Lessons are as follows:

  1. Introductory session to ECE
    Orientation to Children’s Services
    Overview of Early Childhood Education
  2. Children’s Services
    Types of Children’s Services
    A General View of Children’s Services in other countries
  3. Fundamentals in Child Development
    Introduction to Physical, Mental, Social and Emotional and other
    types of development from 0-12 years
  4. Nutrition and the Child
    Brief Introduction on Nutrition in Childhood. Importance of it to the
  5. Health & Safety
    Health and Well-being of a child in Early Childhood
    Safety Concerns and a brief knowledge on Child Protection
  6. Communication: Parent, Teacher and the Child
    Strategies of Communication for an educator
    Problems in Communication
  7. Curriculum in ECE
    What is a good curriculum
    Building a curriculum for children in early childhood
    Lesson Plans
  8. Numeracy
    What is Numeracy
    Importance of Numeracy Skills
    Ways to develop these skills in Children
  9. A child’s context for Learning
    The foundation of Learning in Children
    Learning through Play
  10. Caregiver and the Teacher
    The Roles & Qualities of the Caregiver and the Teacher

Diploma in ECE

Duration: 10 months
No. of Modules: 8
Entry Requirements: Advanced Level 2 subjects
Individuals currently in the teaching profession OR prior qualification in
the field.
Sessions: Weekday (3hrs)
Method of Assessment: Assignments, Written examinations and a fulfillment of a practical
placement of not less than 300 hrs OR Case Study + 250 hrs. The practical sessions will occur at
AUGP recommended daycares and preschools within the course period.
Individuals in the teaching profession do not require to complete the practical placement,
however, submission of an extra assignment will be required.
Course Content:

  1. Orientation to ECE and Services
    A deep insight in to:
    What Early Childhood Education is
    Importance of Children’s Services
    Types of Children’s Services available globally
  2. Child Development
    Child Development and its types in Detail
    Theories of Child Development
  3. Nutrition in Early Childhood
    Nutrition in Detail
    Importance of Nutrition
  4. The Preschool Teacher and the Caregiver
    Performing as a Preschool Teacher & a Caregiver
    Combined duties and responsibilities of a Preschool Teacher & Caregiver
  5. Language & Literacy
    What is Language and Literacy
    Recognizing Language and Literacy Skills
    Importance of Language and Literacy Skills in Early Childhood
  6. Children with Special Needs
    Who are children with Special Needs
    What is Inclusive Education
    Recognizing Children with Special Needs in Early Childhood
  7. Child Protection
    What is Child Protection
    Responsibilities of an Early Childhood Educator to ensure safety and well-being of the
  8. Establishing Business
    What is a Business Plan
    Strategies in building a Business in Early Education in terms of providing a service

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