About the course:

A degree in early childhood education will help you build fundamental skills in:

  • early childhood curriculum development
  • instructional strategies
  • assessment methods
  • educational theories
  • research methodologies
  • child psychology
  • cognitive development

Entry requirements/Qualification:

  • For admission in Indian Universities, the candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree with 45% marks (or equivalent grades) from a recognized university in any discipline.
  • While applying to foreign universities as an international student whose native language is not English or whose undergraduate degree is from an institution in a country whose official language is not English, must submit scores of the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or IELTS.
  • While applying in foreign Universities, you shall be required to give a Statement of Purpose mentioning why you want to join this course and why you must be chosen for the same. In this highly competitive time, your SoP must be of high-class quality with impeccable English.
  • Depending the college you apply to, you may also require:
  • high school diploma
  • college entrance exam scores
  • placement test scores
  • letters of recommendation
  • a personal statement
  • resume
  • letters of reference
  • scores on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)
  • previous work experience in early childhood education


Documents required:

At the time of admission, you will require the following self-attested documents along with their originals. These documents are especially asked for by Indian Universities:

  • Class X Board Examination Certificate
  • Class X Marksheet
  • Class XII Marksheet
  • Class XII Provisional Certificate/Original Certificate
  • Character Certificate (recent)
  • SC/ST/PwD/CW/KM Certificate (in the name of the candidate) issued by the competent authority
  • OBC (Non-Creamy Layer) Certificate (in the name of the Candidate) issued by the competent authority
  • Transfer Certificate from school/college
  • Migration Certificate from Board /University are required from those students who have passed senior secondary exam from outside Delhi.
  • Self-attested passport-size photographs.

Course content:

  • Developmental psychology
  • Mathematics instruction
  • Emerging literacy instruction
  • Educational assessment techniques
  • Socialization in early childhood education
  • Child psychology
  • Curriculum design for young special education students
  • Infant and toddler teaching methods
  • Creative activities for young children
  • Cognitive development

By the end of this course you may have to submit a graduate thesis and/or a dissertation.


  • India: 25,000/- to a lakh
  • Abroad: $10,000 to $30,000



Course duration:

Undergraduate: Three to four years

Post-graduate: One to two years

Job prospects, future and industry overview:

You may choose any line of field depending upon the choice of your college and interest:

  • group or family child care worker
  • preschool teacher’s assistant
  • elementary school teachers
  • after-school program coordinators
  • private school administrators
  • early childhood curricula design specialists
  • consultants in early childhood instruction
  • preschool program administrators