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  • Which course do you offer?

    We offer a six month certificate course in Early Childhood Care and Education which enables one to build a career in preschool (Playgroup to Senior Kg).

  • Is there any flexibility given with the timings?

    The schedule for theory lectures and practical sessions is fixed.

  • Can you adjust the timings by providing any alternatives like doing the course through correspondence or online?

    The course is full time wherein the trainee has to be present throughout for both theory and practical.

  • Can we attend either the theory or the practical only?

    Equal weightage is given to both theory and practical. Trainees are expected to be regular during the course period.

  • Is the ECCEd programme same as Montessori course?

    Montessori course is mainly based on Maria Montessori’s philosophy and ECCEd programme is holistic as it has Montessori philosophy as a part of the content.

  • Is the E.C.C.Ed. course same as B.Ed.?

    The E.C.C.Ed. course equips you to understand the aspects of child’s development from 0 to 6 years and teach the children of this age group, while B.Ed. is an undergraduate professional degree which prepares you to work as a teacher in high schools.

  • Does this course make me eligible to be a primary teacher?

    This course makes you eligible to be a pre-primary teacher i.e. you can teach children from Playgroup to Senior Kg. class or various profiles like preschool centre or day care coordinator, counsellor and the likes.

  • Is the programme government recognized or affiliated to any University?

    This is an autonomous programme. It is not government recognized or affiliated to any University.

  • Where is the programme conducted?

    The programme is conducted at Garodia’s Academy – A Preschool, 153, Garodia Nagar, Ghatkopar East, Mumbai 400 077.

  • Do you have a branch outside Ghatkopar?

    We do not have any branches across.

  • Who can do this programme?

    The programme is ideal for young girls, home-makers, working women, mothers who wish to seek a career in preschool education.

  • Is there an age limit for enrolling into the programme?

    There is no age limit for enrolling into this programme.

  • What are the eligibility criteria to seek admission for this course?

    The candidate should be:

    • Std. XII pass from Maharashtra State Board of Higher Secondary Education (HSC) or its equivalent with minimum 55% marks
    • Fluent in spoken & written English
    • Clearance in entrance test and personal interview conducted by the Department
  • Do the fees include stationery required for the programme?

    The fees would not include the cost of stationeries required for preparing materials during the programme.

  • What is the career scope after completion of this programme?

    Successful completion of the course enables a candidate to join as a teacher at a preschool or Pre- primary section of a High School for various profiles like preschool centre manager, preschool counsellor, day care centre coordinator, assistants at book store/ toy library and the likes. Candidates can also establish their own Preschool and/ or Activity Centre.

  • Do you guarantee job?

    Job placement is not guaranteed. We assist our trainees by conducting campus interviews or by informing them about the available vacancies in nearby schools. Most of our trainees are absorbed in reputed schools.

  • What can be the expected salary for the post of preschool teacher in a reputed school?

    The salary drawn will vary, depending on various factors like the job profile offered to you, type of board you get employed in, the school policy, the location of the school, experience, your personal performance and so on. Our trainees from former batches have got jobs with good salary packages.

  • Is the duration of six months enough to become a trained ECCEd teacher?

    Yes, the programme curriculum, both theory and practicum, has been developed through extensive research and study of child psychology which covers all the crucial aspects of ECCE and by keeping the content optimum to begin a competent career in preschool education.