Early Childhood Education

 

Year 12 Early Childhood Education    (12ECE)

The study of Early Childhood Education introduces students to the education and care of young children in Early Childhood Education settings. It prepares them for advancement into higher level Early Childhood Education and Care, Nannying, Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Education. They gain skills useful to any employment or life experience involving interaction with children.

The course is run in partnership with the Royal NZ Plunket Society and involves contact with children both at school and in Early Childcare centres. Students are offered Level 2 Unit Standards. All are internally assessed. Unit Standards offered are:

  • 10021  Describe the basic needs of children in an ECE service  (3 credits)
  • 10022  Demonstrate knowledge of attachment patterns and short-term separation in an ECE service  (3 credits)
  • 10023  Describe transition situations in an ECE service  (2 credits)
  • 26712  Demonstrate knowledge of and apply, age-related nutrition needs in providing food for a child in an ECE service  (4 credits)
  • 10024  Demonstrate knowledge of promoting the health and wellbeing of children in an ECE service  (2 credits)
  • 26715  Describe professional image and demonstrate professional behaviour  (3 credits)
  • 10020  Describe personal and environmental hygiene and safety practices in an ECE service  (2 credits)

 

 

Year 13 Early Childhood Education    (13ECE)

The course is run in partnership with the Royal NZ Plunket Society. Entry to Level 3 Early Childhood Education will require students to have an interest in working with children. It is a requirement of the course that every student will need to establish a relationship with an Early Childcare Service as some of the assessment requirements for some units take place within a Childcare service. Students are offered Level 3 Unit Standards. All are internally assessed. Unit Standards offered are:

  • 10026  Demonstrate knowledge of the development and learning of children and its relevance to an ECE service  (5 credits)
  • 20406  Demonstrate knowledge of and apply, effective communication with diverse whanau/families in an ECE service  (4 credits)
  • 20407  Demonstrate knowledge of cultural diversity in an ECE service  (4 credits)
  • 26707  Describe the value of play and create resources for children’s development and learning in an ECE service  (6 credits)

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