Over the past decade, increasing awareness of the long-term benefits of early childhood education has led to a growing industry that is currently showing agrowth rate of 8 %, which is estimated to eventually lead to a whopping 25 % growth trajectory by the end of the decade.
The rising interest has been prompted by an abundance of research studies promoting the importance of early education on long-term child development.
The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University states that “the basic concepts, established over decades of neuroscience and behavioural research, help illustrate why child development, particular from birth to eight years, is a foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society.” Based on such findings, parents across the world have showcased their willingness to pay a premium to give their children these identified advantages. This in turn offers those qualified in this industry, a robust career path with many new jobs opportunities.
With a focus on igniting and deepening the knowledge and skills of Early Childhood Education (ECE) professionals in Sri Lanka, Horizon Campus has collaborated with the Asia e University (Malaysia) to offer the internationally benchmarkedBachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education)degree to the local market.The practitioner-led curriculum,builds on a strong foundation in early childhood education and focuses on strategies and best practices related to all areas of early childhood education, that includes, children with special needs, education psychology, emotional development of children and language and literacy for young children.
Delivered by a professionally and academically qualified facultycommitted to student success, the program provides teacher training opportunities at reputed Private & International schools.Graduates are prepared for a variety of positions as public and private school teachers, program directors, educational and curriculum specialists for centers and policy specialists in public and private institutions.
Having reaped a very successful outcome with their initial batch, the program which has garnered popular demand, is now accepting applications for the coming academic year. As such, Horizon Campus recently held an orientation for over 30 registered students at their main branch in Malabe.
The orientation gave the participants a detailed overview of the degree and curriculum, the practical activities and opportunities offered and an insight into the career paths available upon qualification.
Chief Executive Officer of Horizon Campus Mr.Ajitha Wanasinghe affirmed “Horizon Campus has spearheaded initiatives in offering internationally recognized and establishedEarly Childhood Education programs that will offer graduates the opportunity to qualify as globally accredited Early Childhood Educators that will open up career prospects both locally and internationally .
Students gain extensiveknowledge, hone innovative teaching methods and learn to work effectively within diverse classrooms.Our blend of theory and practical application will arm graduates with the knowledge, experience and perspective they need to enter this in-demand field.”
The degree spanning a duration of three years is accredited by the University Grants Commissionin Sri Lanka and is approved by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA). Asia e University is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and other international higher educational organizations.
For further information or Registrations, call Hasitha on 0713519999 or visit the Horizon Campus website on www.horizoncampus.edu.lk.