Level 3 Early Childhood Education

13ECE
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
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 10013 v6 Explain the relevance of the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum Te Whariki as a framework for programme development
3
I
2
U.S. 10026 v6 Demonstrate knowledge of children's development and learning and their relevance to an ECE service
3
I
5
U.S. 26707 v4 Describe the value of play and create resources for children's development and learning in an ECE service
3
I
4
U.S. 29867 v1 Demonstrate knowledge of diverse whānau/families and use a range of effective communication strategies in an ECE service
3
I
5
U.S. 29871 v1 Describe and compare a range of ECE services and philosophies in Aotearoa New Zealand
3
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 19 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 19 credits.

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