BLC Fellowship for Developing Capacity on Early Childhood Education

 

 

Introduction

Born Learning Campaign of United Way Bengaluru, and Centre for Learning Resources (CLR) is rolling out the BLC Fellowship for Developing Capacity on Early Childhood Education (ECE). Born Learning Campaign is a program dedicated to the holistic development of children under the age of six attending anganwadi centres, with special focus on ECE and school-readiness.

The need

It has been scientifically proven that 90% brain development in a child happens under the age of five. There is data to prove that neglect of quality in early education, results in poor reading, mathematical and reasoning skills as children progress to formal schooling. The need for a dedicated fellowship to inculcate specialised knowledge and skills among educators who address ECE is important while enabling quality of teaching and learning.

About the fellowship

The BLC Fellowship for Developing Capacity on Early Childhood Education will be dedicated to building the ECE skills of educators who work with children and anganwadi workers. The fellowship, which will span a period of two years, will be an intensive exercise consisting of theoretical knowledge, combined with practical, on-ground experience. The fellowship has the clear objectives to:

  • Build technical competence among the fellows to improve learning outcomes in children
  • Strengthen community engagement at anganwadi and household levels

Curriculum

The fellowship is designed for knowledge and skill-based cascade-model of capacity building over the duration of the fellowship. The fellows will attend five residential trainings at the Centre of Excellence of Born Learning Campaign at United Way Bengaluru.

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