KLAY joins hands with CENTA® to launch high-quality Preschool Teacher Training & Certification program

Bangalore: The Institute of Early Childhood Education and Development (IECED) by KLAY, joins hands with the Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA®) to launch a high quality teacher training program for early childhood educators. Titled ‘Preschool Teacher Training & Certification by KLAY & CENTA®), this 12-week introductory course will equip aspiring teachers with all the skills required to teach a preschool classroom. Participants who successfully complete the course will be certified by the Prestigious CENTA® certification, which is renowned for its globally acclaimed ECE standards. The course is priced at INR 18,000 (plus taxes), which can be paid in installments and begins on 23rd November 2021.

The Certification Programme is a 12-week online course specifically designed to address the challenges that the new hybrid classroom poses for both teachers and students. Taught by both IECED and CENTA® faculty members, new techniques that can make teaching more exciting have been incorporated as part of the curriculum. In addition to aspiring early years educators, the certification holds high value for experienced teachers who are looking at a career progression.

With a total of 45 hours of classroom instruction, the program offers several benefits for the student –

On-the-job, practical exposure in KLAY’s virtual classrooms (Toddlers, PreK, K1, and K2 classrooms) for 2 weeks

Access to MyCENTA benefits – rich learning resources and connect with a network of 5L teachers and 90K schools across 6K locations

Best-effort basis placement assistance – profile will be added to the database for recruitment at KLAY and also circulated among employers who post offers on the CENTA® portal

Prestigious CENTA® Early Childhood Education (ECE) certification

Commenting on the launch, Meghna Yadav, Head, Training & Development, IECED said, “Since its inception in 2018, IECED has been committed to strengthening the Indian ECE sector with qualified early years educators. With over 4000+ teachers trained by the Institute, we are now reiterating this commitment with the CENTA® partnership. We believe that our shared goal of making teaching an aspirational profession is going to benefit the ECE sector by leaps and bounds.

The IECED-CENTA® collaboration comes at a time when schools are at the brink of reopening and the education industry is set to undergo a complete overhaul. Preschoolers not only need quality education but also adequate, quality support in developing their cognitive and emotional skills.”

Set up in 2014 and based in India, CENTA® is a Registered Certification Trademark in its home country and is rapidly gaining international recognition. It has been making the profession of teaching aspirational and certifying the competencies of teachers, connecting them to career opportunities, rewards and recognition, and supporting their professional development.

“Early childhood is a crucial stage of education, the importance of which is being realized increasingly. Therefore, supporting ECE teachers in their development and career growth is an integral part of CENTA’s mission to make teaching an aspirational profession. We are very excited to be partnering with KLAY on this programme. It will bring together CENTA’s experience with teachers and teacher education and KLAY’s experience in running preschools for the last 10 years, and provide candidates with a robust and practical set of skills.” said Priyanka Arya, Chief Operating Officer, CENTA®


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