HYDERABAD: Eighty percent of the brain growth is dependent on the early childhood education teachers, they are the most important people in the building of the nation and the human resource for the country, with good teachers the human resource will be healthy and robust and the child will not grow up into a lopsided personality. Dr T Sudha, Director, DPS Group of Schools, who inaugurated the one day ‘IPTTA-Fest - 5’, hosted by IPTTA - Integrated Preschool Teachers Training Academy on Saturday at State Gallery of Fine Arts, Madhapur said.
The fest is a platform for aspiring pre-primary and primary teachers studying at IPTTA to showcase their talent and knowledge acquired from the year- long diploma programme. Around 30 participants exhibited their works, which were easy to comprehend for the child and could be replicated conveniently in the classroom.
Dr Sudha said, studies on brain indicated that early childhood education nurtures and stimulates the child’s cerebral hemisphere. The significance of early childhood education has gone up in the recent years with nuclear families being order of the day, earlier grandparents were the teachers for the kid. But the structured education imparted today through early childhood education has no precedence.
“The concept and the display seen at the exhibition here is wonderful, some of them are so evolved I feel they are relevant even for higher classes and not just pre-primary students,” she added. Sultana Moidu, a renowned early childhood education expert, was the guest of honour; Sonal Andrews, Director, IPTTA, school principals, teachers of various schools and inquisitive parents were present on the occasion.
The creative collection revolving around the theme for this year’s exhibition, ‘Home’ was presented as stories, rhymes, language, math, EVS, art & craft, games and activities. More than 150 teaching aids or activities were on display at the exhibition.
The response was overwhelming, with over 500 teachers and school heads visiting the exhibition and appreciating the collection. Parents keen on doing their bit for their kids were present in good numbers, were seen going around the exhibition and trying to learn the techniques from the exhibitors.
IPTTA is affiliated to AIECCE(All India Early Childhood Care and Education) & PPTTC (Pre-Primary Teacher Training Course). With branches at Banjara Hills and Marredpally, it offers a one-year diploma in pre-primary and primary teaching.