PAFEC developed online certificate course on Early Childhood Development – The Promise of Endless Opportunities kicks off at June 15, 2021
The online certificate course on Early Childhood Development – The Promise of Endless Opportunities began on June 15, 2021. Around 100 participants including students and faculty members from partner universities (Fatima Jinnah Women University, Allama Iqbal Open University, Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University and Sukkur IBA University) and some individual participants have joined the course. The introductory session began with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran, followed by a cake cutting ceremony and introduction of the course participants and instructors. After the introductions, Ms. Arooj Saqib, Technical Expert for ECCE, PAFEC shared the objectives, outline of the course and ground rules for attending the course. Followed by this, Ms. Khadija Khan, Programme Director, PAFEC made a detailed theoretical presentation covering the importance of ECD, phases/stages of child development, significance of 1st 1000 days, factors affecting brain development, developmental domains, age appropriate milestones, landscape of ECD in Pakistan, rationale for early investment and proposed ECD/ECCE programme for Pakistan.