Areas of Interest & Expertise
- Early childhood Education
- ECE Teacher professional Development
- University and School connect
Sofiya is a part of the Field practice team associated with the School of Education.
Prior to Joining Azim Premji University on 1 July 2014, had last served as Assistant Manager, Academics for south region at Educomp Child Care Pvt Ltd. Had been with Educomp for 6 years.
Worked in setting up Preschools Chains- “Little millennium” and supporting them across South zone ( Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala , Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala). During my work period set up around 30+ preschools in the cities of — Bangalore, Chennai, Udupi, Kozhikode, Ambur and Madurai. Worked with Preschool Teachers in aspects like teacher recruitments, teacher professional development, regular curriculum support, Refresher Programmes, Parent Orientations and parent Engagement programmes , Continuous assessment and evaluation of quality of Preschools through regular visits , Observations and feedbacks.
Have mostly worked on designing theme based activities, modules on concept based monthly events for Preschoolers, Refresher programme modules for Teachers on need based skill enhancements, Summer camp modules for children of these preschools.
Finished MSc in Human Development from Smt. VHD central Institute of Home Science, Bangalore.
Personal Interests include Reading, listening to music, working with young children at Sunday school, collecting learning materials for young children.