3ECE

Level 3 Early Childhood Education

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms S. Wensor

This course expands on the knowledge and skills taught in the Level 2 ECE course. Students will develop a deep understanding of child development, communication strategies and types of ECE services available in New Zealand. Students will unpack the Early Childhood Curriculum and use this document to create play based learning experiences for young children's development. Completion of practical play activities in class to develop an understanding of how children play, and the types of play is necessary for students to go on an optional one-day work experience at an early childhood education centre for assessment purposes. Professional conduct within an early childhood education centre is required.

This course links to the Social and Community Services Sector pathway and encompasses these
sector related careers: early childhood education, primary teaching, nursing, nannying, babysitting, flight attendant and parenting. Students can gain credits towards the Level 3 National Certificate in Early Childhood and the Level 5 National Certificate in Early Childhood Education. Pathway to tertiary study.


Recommended Prior Learning

 An interest in the wellbeing and education of young children is required.


Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 10013 v7
NZQA Info
Explain the relevance of the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum Te Whariki as a framework for programme development
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 10026 v7
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of mokopuna/children's holistic development and learning in an early childhood setting
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 26707 v5
NZQA Info
Describe the value of play and create resources for children's learning and development in an early childhood setting
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29867 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of diverse whānau/families and use a range of effective communication strategies in an ECE service
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29871 v2
NZQA Info
Describe and compare a range of ECE services and philosophies in Aotearoa New Zealand
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 20
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

Lynfield College has procedures and guidelines for the administering of assessments.  Click HERE to go to the school website with more information, and links to the appropriate Year Level Assessment Guides.

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