K. Sujeevanamma, Dr. K. Anuradha
Abstract: The present study was conducted to assess the competencies of early childhood educators according to their professional variables. The study sample were 120 pre-school teachers (60 Government and 60 Private teachers), selected from six ICDS projects areas of Bangalore, Karnataka state using stratified random sampling technique. Self-Evaluation Checklist developed specially for ECE educators was used. Results revealed that the pre-school teachers differed significantly in their educational qualification, experience and training. The results can help to suggest that training for pre-school teachers will have more competencies which intern helps to improve the quality of preschool programme.
Keywords: Competencies, Professional variables, Early Childhood Educators