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About The Program
The Preschool Teacher Training & Certification by KLAY & CENTA® is the ideal launch pad for entry level graduates and professionals looking to enter the education industry or teachers looking for a career progression. The program enables you to upskill and upgrade as an early childhood teacher with new age teaching tools and techniques.

The program is brought to you by the Institute of Early Childhood Education and Development (IECED) and Centre for Teacher Accreditation- CENTA®.

CENTA® focuses on making teaching an aspirational profession by assessing and certifying the competencies of teachers, creating career paths, rewards and recognition, and supporting their professional development. CENTA® is a registered Certification trademark in India.
Why the Preschool Teacher Training Certification by KLAY & CENTA® ?

(Get practical exposure in KLAY’s Virtual classrooms-Learn@Home, an advanced, interactive online learning solution built in association with an engaging platform to bring the classroom experience to the child’s homes. The program is aligned to KLAY’s highly acclaimed Early Years’ Matter Preschool Curriculum and promises virtual collaboration between teachers and children – the closest we could get to in-person interaction.)

CENTA® has built MyCENTA- an online thriving and rapidly growing community of teachers. The platform includes free learning resources, webinars & masterclasses and job opportunities. 5,00,000+ teachers, 90,000+ schools, 6000+ locations
2000+ KLAY educators spread across 100+ centres in India are united in their mission to nurture every child’s gifts and be the trusted partner in every child’s learning journey along with 50k families across the country. Empowered and enabled 20K mothers to return to work

CENTA® has developed a well-defined and globally benchmarked

competency framework for teachers- CENTA® Standards. The CENTA® Standards are widely accepted and used as a framework for teachers at different stages of their careers. The CENTA® Standards have been leveraged to develop CENTA® ECE Standards to focus on unique competency requirements of ECE.

  • As part of the placement assistance by KLAY and CENTA®, your profile will be added to the database for recruitment at KLAY. If and when your profile matches the requirement of an open position at KLAY, you will be contacted for the interview process.

  • Additionally, CENTA® will share your profile with employers who have posted relevant job opportunities on MyCENTA portal and will support (on a best effort basis) shortlist of your profile, based on your performance in CENTA® ECE Certification.
  • What will you achieve with Preschool Teacher Training and Certification by KLAY & CENTA® ?
  • Receive record of participation, if you are regularly attending the webinars and virtual program


  • ECE certification by CENTA®, to showcase your competencies (You can opt for level 1, 2 or 3 Certificate based on your experience). Award of Certification is based on your performance in the Assessment.


  • Placement assistance from KLAY & CENTA® (on best effort basis and your performance in the course and Certification)

  • Program Details and Duration
  • The Preschool Teacher Training and Certification by KLAY & CENTA® is a 12-week (45-hour) ONLINE Program conducted by CENTA® & IECED faculty.

  • Classes led by KLAY and CENTA® facilitators- Two workshops of 2 hours each for 5 weeks, with assignments

  • On-the-job exposure in KLAY’s virtual classrooms (Toddlers, PreK, K1 and K2 classrooms): 6 hours

  • CENTA® ECE certification (About 6 hours of effort)

  • Graduation ceremony (About 3 hours)

  • Experienced faculty from KLAY and CENTA® will take classes every week

  • Theory sessions will be followed up with practical assignments

  • Meet the Instructors
    Aditi Patil

    Training Manager at IECED
    Anya Reddy

    Curriculum Lead at IECED
    Manisha Upreti

    Consultant- Design & Training at Central Square Foundation
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    FAQ’s
    The Preschool Teacher Training and Certification by KLAY & CENTA® is a 12-week ONLINE Program.

    5 weeks (Theory) + 7 weeks (Practical Exposure + CENTA® ECE Certification and Graduation)
    This will be a 12-week ONLINE Program with LIVE training sessions by the faculty. The sessions will be carried out on Google Meet and Microsoft Teams platforms.
    In order to register for the program, the student should be a graduate.

    The student is also required to be fluent in English.
    The Program Fee is 18,000 INR + 3,240 INR (18% TAX) = INR 21,240 INR
    Registration of the program is completed through and online fee transfer. You can save your seat by paying the first instalment. Fee can be collected in 2 instalments.
    On successful completion of the programme, participants will receive a joint record of participation from KLAY, IECED and CENTA® And, on successful completion of the Certification requirement, the candidate will be awarded ECE Certification by CENTA®

    The Institute of Early Childhood Education and Development (IECED) comes under the umbrella of Founding Years Learning Solutions India Private Limited which is the proud parent company of KLAY, India’s Largest and Most Trusted chain of Preschools and Daycare Centres. The institute works with education providers, employers and the government to help Early Childhood Educators grow in their understanding of child development and enhance their skill sets to function in their best capacity in classrooms.

    Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA®) is making teaching an aspirational profession by assessing and certifying the competencies of teachers, connecting them to career opportunities, rewards and recognition, and supporting their professional development. CENTA® has developed a well-defined and globally benchmarked competency framework for teachers- CENTA® Standards. The CENTA® Standards are widely accepted and used competency framework for teachers at different stages of their careers.
    As part of the placement assistance by CENTA®️ and KLAY, CENTA®️ will share your profile with employers invited to its placement fair, and you can get opportunities for interviews (on a best effort basis) considering your performance in CENTA®️ ECE Certification. In addition to this, CENTA®️ will help you navigate this journey by hand-holding you through the resume and interview preparation process, free of cost.

    On the other hand, KLAY will add your profile to the database for recruitment at KLAY. If and when your profile matches the requirement of an open position at KLAY, we will contact you for the interview process.