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Center for Preschool and Inclusive Education

Center for Preschool and Inclusive Education
Tbilisi
Georgia
+995 32 222 00 09

Mission

The Center for Preschool and Inclusive Education (CPIE) represents one of the centers of Institute for Child Development (ICD) at Ilia State University (ISU). The ICD incorporates early intervention programs and centers working with children and youth with special needs. The mission of ICD is to connect teaching, practice and research for positive changes in early childhood services, professional education in this field and also serve as a practice field for students of ISU. The CPIE is the team of professionals working on different level (practice, teaching, policy development) to support quality early education through introducing and advocating for the best, evidence based practice in early childhood education.
The CPIE team are authors of early childhood curriculums, handbooks, teaching programs and policy documents – standards and regulations in Georgia. In addition, CPIE staff are leading lecturers and trainers in in-service and pre-service (minor program in early childhood education) programs of early education at Ilia State University.
Take into consideration the existing situation of pre-service programs in ECE in Georgia, only bachelor program is minor program at ISU, the CPIE team initiated to develop the major program in early childhood education.

Resources and practices

Supporting Development of Early Inclusive Education in Tbilisi Kindergartens



Supporting  Development of Early Inclusive Education in Tbilisi Kindergartens is a project aiming to support development of early childhood inclusive education: 1) by empowering mainstream kindergarten teachers and specialists working in kindergartens through modelling, practicing and sharing experiences, 2) by training Tbilisi Kindergarten Management Agency monitors/advisory team in observing, assessing and monitoring skills, using service standards developed by UNICEF Georgia and 3) by developing and conducting university accredited certificated courses for kindergarten practitioners and

University Based in-service Training in Early Education



University based in-service training in early childhood education (ECE) is an in-service programme for early childhood educators accredited by Ilia State University. In this program educators of children three to six year are trained in evidence based contemporary ECE practice. Courses include child development, child centred practices, holistic approach, ECE curriculums and methodology, physical environment, observation and assessment, social and emotional development, principles and practices of inclusive education, and advocacy.

Video interaction guidance



During the lockdown, the Child Development Institute at Ilia State University continued its activities by providing services at the distance. All distance interventions included parents or other family members.

How to support functional skills and independence



During the lockdown, the Child Development Institute at Ilia State University continued its activities by providing services at the distance. All distance interventions included parents or other family members.

Task of communicating with a child. Control or self-control



During the lockdown, the Child Development Institute at Ilia State University continued its activities by providing services at the distance. All distance interventions included parents or other family members.

Two sides of emotional regulation and self-regulation



During the lockdown, the Child Development Institute at Ilia State University continued its activities by providing services at the distance. All distance interventions included parents or other family members.

Parent mediated interactions



During the lockdown, the Child Development Institute at Ilia State University continued its activities by providing services at the distance. All distance interventions included parents or other family members.

How to teach a child to identify emotions



During the lockdown, the Child Development Institute at Ilia State University continued its activities by providing services at the distance. All distance interventions included parents or other family members.

How to tell a child that she/he has got ASD



During the lockdown, the Child Development Institute at Ilia State University continued its activities by providing services at the distance. All distance interventions included parents or other family members.

Play in everyday life



During the lockdown, the Child Development Institute at Ilia State University continued its activities by providing services at the distance. All distance interventions included parents or other family members.

How to help a child to understand speech



During the lockdown, the Child Development Institute at Ilia State University continued its activities by providing services at the distance. All distance interventions included parents or other family members.

Activity Book for Early Childhood Educators



Activity book for early childhood educators contains a body of activities for early childhood educators for planning for integrated teaching using a thematic approach.

Communication, Speech & Language Guidebook for Professionals in Early Education



Communication, Speech, and Language Guidebook for professionals in early education is a guidebook based on contemporary, evidence based knowledge in the field of speech, language and communication.

The Role of Psychologist in Early Education



The Role of Psychologist in Early Education is the first guidebook created for psychologists working in early childhood settings. The psychologists in Georgian kindergartens are one of the personnel responsible for development of inclusive practice in kindergartens. 

The Role of Special Ed Teacher in Early Education



The Role of Special Ed Teacher in Early Education is a guidebook for special education teachers working in early childhood settings. Special educators for kindergartens are new to the Georgian kindergarten staff.