The formative years of the child are the most critical period in his life. Thus the teachers who aspire to teach young children should be adequately and extensively trained. With this aim Symbiosis has started Post Graduate Diploma in Pre-Primary Teacher Education. Our course is an effort to give, aspiring teachers as well entrepreneurs who wish to start their own preschools, a comprehensive training. Our broad objectives are:
To help the trainees form a sound theoretical base of child development, curriculum planning and preschool organization.
To sensitize the trainees to the needs of preschoolers.
To equip the trainees to plan developmentally appropriate preschool program and prepare teaching materials.
The course is a fine blend of theory, classroom practical and skill development. The theory part of the course consists of four subjects viz. -
Child Development (Physical and Psychological)
Curriculum Planning for young children
Needs of Special Children
This helps the trainees in getting in-depth knowledge of the issues related to children. The practical aspect of the course comprises of the following:
A chance to interact with children of Pre-Primary School, while conducting various activities at Symbiosis Nursery School gives them confidence of handling these young ones effectively.
The institute arranges for visits to different organizations which do a creditable job on issues related to young children, the trainees get wider perspective of these issues.
Various workshops and seminars are organized by the institute develop different skills in the trainees.
One week, full time internship in Symbiosis International School is the edge of the course. It gives an insight into the philosophy and working of the IB preschool.
Placement history: Keeping in line with the tradition of various institutes run by Symbiosis, this institute also has 100% placement every year. Some of our students are also placed at International Schools.
I am glad to give my testimony to this institute which provided me an opportunity to become a Nursery School Teacher, a desire I always wanted to fulfill. I was one of the students who signed up almost 1 ½ month after the course began. The course was very integrated and extensive.The teachers training provided an excellent insight into the process of becoming a teacher (theory and practical).
The teachers taught very well and helped us throughout the course period with all the necessary guidance and motivation most needed by us.
I am grateful to the institute to help me become a part of the most prestigious Symbiosis family.
Seema Tavanandi (2013-14 batch)
The last year I spent at SITE was the best year of my life. It is really one of the best teaching institutes around. The dedication, support and motivation by each of the staff member is remarkable and enables students like us to achieve our dreams. The study skills I acquired at SITE were extremely beneficial, not only for achieving my desired goal of becoming a good nursery teacher but also when put into practice at work.
With the help of SITE and after getting proper knowledge of the school and child related subjects, I have joined Symbiosis Nursery School. For that I will forever be indebted to SITE.
Swati Saraf (2013-14 batch)
This course gave me a whole new appreciation towards teaching profession. This is a very intensive course consisting of various workshops, school visits observations and presentations. The knowledgeable and ever enthusiastic staff helped me to realize my full potential. Indeed it was a very enjoyable and exciting experience for me.
Archana Sawant Bhosale (2012-13 batch)
The teachers training programme at SITE was an extremely enriching experience. It covered all the aspects of training techniques and included many field visits to a variety of specialized institutes. The exhaustive content was well covered with sufficient opportunity for independent class handling.
All in all, a comprehensive, time managed, gainful experience.