This programme is designed to assist those engaged in the education and care of young children to advance their knowledge in the Principles of Child Development. It also attempts to create awareness of the issues related to the early years of childhood with special emphasis on Sri Lankan children and to sensitize child care givers to Values and Ethics related to Child Development in the present socio-cultural context.

This programme will be conducted in Sinhala, Tamil and English at the Colombo Regional Centre (Nawala) and Kandy Regional Centre. It will also be conducted at the following centers, only if a sufficient number of students are registered: Matara Regional Centre (Sinhala) & Jaffna Hatton Regional/Study Centres (Tamil).

Course Content

Compulsory Courses

      • Early Childhood Development
      • Methods and Management of Teaching and Learning in Pre-Schools
      • Socio-Cultural Perspectives in Early Childhood Education
      • Project

Optional Courses

      • Play in Early Childhood
      • Adjustment Problems in Early Childhood
      • Child Rights
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Programme Code :
ESC
Programme Category :
Advanced Certificate Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Early Childhood, Faculty of Education
Programme Duration :
One year
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Preschool Education
  • Applicants should be 18 years or over on the closing date of applications.
  • Successful completion of the Certificate in Pre-school Education programme conducted by the OUSL.
Issuing of Applications :
22nd October 2017
Closing Date for Applications :
23rd November 2017
Programme commencing date :

Application fee: Rs. 250/=
This Advanced Certificate programme is conducted by the department of Early Childhood, Faculty of Education. Contact the coordinator, Mr H.D.Herman Perera for further details.
Address :
Department of Early Childhood 2nd Floor, Faculty of Education
Contact :
011-2881482