Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education (Affiliated to SNDT Women’s University)

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Convener: Dr. Nootan Bhakal

Secretary: Ms. Sushma Pradhan

Treasurer: Dr. V. Sudha Rao

This is a full time one year ECCE Course, which is recognized and accredited by SNDT Women’s University since 1993.  Medium of instruction is English.  There is however provision for answering examination papers in Marathi/ Hindi. Minimum qualification required is H.S.C. and there is no age bar. This job-oriented, vocational course empowers women, besides introducing them to many scientific concepts like child development, nutrition, health, hygiene and environment. The academic year is from June to April. Applications are invited during April-May.

Requirement for Admission:

Two photo copies of each of the following

  • H.S.C. Certificate and mark list
  • Marriage Certificate if applicable
  • Passport size photos (Please Bring original CERTIFICATE AND MARK LIST at the time of interview)
  • Certificate of Backward / Schedule class – 1 copy
  • Statement of purpose – Handwritten in your own words as to why you want to do this course (not more than 500 words).
  • Course fee: Rs.25,000/- (includes stationary, library fee, IWSA annual membership, workshop, tours, enrollment fees, exam. fees, certificate etc.)
  • Partial Financial assistance is available for needy students.



  • Child growth and development
  • Curriculum and methodology
  • Child health and nutrition
  • Child welfare services
  • Pre school administration and creche management.


  • Teaching aid journals
  • Lessons in Preschool/Creche
  • Working with children
  • Language activities in classroom
  • Observation of children in different age group and its interpretation.

Other Exciting Activities:

  • Teaching Aids Competition
  • Projects/Reports
  • Nutrition Competition
  • Puppet Show Competition
  • Educational Tours to Special Schools, SOS village, Mobile Creche, orphanage and many more.

A certificate one year course in ECCE is started from 2018.

Minimum qualification: S.S.C Pass, age no bar. Exam can be written in Marathi / Hindi / English

Job Opportunities:

  • Teacher Assistant in Nursery / Play School / Montessori / Jr & Sr. K.G. /Nursery School, Creche / Daycare Centre
  • Start your own Play-school / Nursery / Creche
  • Become a well informed & confident Mother

To promote scientific temper among school children and teachers, various workshops are conducted by IWSA, specially for weaker sections of the society.

For Eg.:

17th Jan., 2018: “Brain Development” workshop by Ms. Neetu Pandit of Kolhapur”

6th Feb., 2018: “A workshop on simple scientific experiments for pre-schoolers” by Ms. Sanskriti of Sparkles Science

28th February 2018: Work shop on “Building Emotional wealth and emotional Equity” by Dr. Harish Shetty, eminent psychiatrist. This was attended by over 50 middle school teachers, including NMMC Teacher

23rd February 2018: A workshop “Bheja Fry -Dimag ki Batti Kholo” was conducted by our IWSA teacher for pre-primary school teacher. This workshop was based on brain development and multiple intelligence. This was attended by about 75 teachers including about 30 teachers from NMMC Balwadis.

Rainbow 2018 on 22nd & 23rd February 2018  (click to see video)

Faculty Members:

Ms. Snehalata Bhavsar

Ms. Tejaswini Patil

Ms. Shaheena Shaikh

Ms. Honey Thakkar

Ms. Ruchi Sood

Click here to download application form

For more information contact IWSA office at iwsahq@gmail.com and 022 27661806/ 9820469667/ 9869301983