“Children are like wet cement. Whatever falls on them makes an impression.”
Education cannot be imparted just through books; it can only be imparted through the loving touch of the teacher. Children require guidance and sympathy far more than instructions. A nursery teacher works with the children aged three to five in nursery schools or classes, planning and organizing a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. The subjects that are included in the course structure of Nursery Teacher training are Child psychology, Child care & health, Sociology & Guidance, School Organization Principles of Education, Educational Psychology, Modern methods of Teaching, Method of teaching topic. Nowadays a lot of practical subjects like Lesson Plan & Teaching, Art & Craft, Art file & other fields, Speech, Story, Preparation of Teaching Aids Rhymes, Actions Songs, are also being included in the course to make the quality of teaching better and to give the teachers an experience before-hand.
As a nursery teacher one would:
Help children's social, personal, physical and emotional development
Help develop their language, literacy and numeracy skills.
Help them achieve the early learning goals.
Encourage co-operation, team work and good behaviour.
In addition to working with the children, one would also:
Set out activities before classes and tidy up afterwards.
Prepare various activities and resources.
Talk to the parents about their careers and about their children’s development.
Monitor children’s development and identify any problems.
Keep records and complete assessments for each and every child.
Attend various meetings and training courses for the same.
One would also work with, and supervise teaching assistants, nursery nurses and volunteer helpers.
The Nursery Teachers Training Programmed aims to prepare people to also understand their kids better and also the importance of an early and good education. This program would help:
The teachers develop a better understanding, principles and processes of various aspects of a child's growth. The teachers get help in planning better educational activities accordingly.
The teachers get familiarized with the methods, the equipment and the material materials of early childhood care and education with their effective use.
The teachers understand the importance of health, nutrition and welfare services for the child and the ability to nurture healthy habits prepare nutritive and inexpensive meals and render first aid in case of minor injuries/accidents.
- The teachers also become aware about role of parents and community in education of pre-school and early primary school children.
- The teachers develop an understanding of various tools and techniques of child study.
- The teachers in Organizing, planning and implementing school programs.
- The NTT program also empowers women whether graduate or under graduate, by providing them with the knowledge and the skills, which enables them to run their homes in a better manner. It also helps them to become a good teacher for the young minds and helps them guide their children more efficiently.