Year 13 Child Development
Teacher in Charge: S. Vickers
The course focuses on the value of play and providing a safe environment for young children.
Students will also gain knowledge of child development, related services, how to develop relationships and effective communication with family and whanau.
• Communication and interaction with those involved in the care of young children
• How to develop reciprocal and responsive relationships
• Understanding and working within a safe environment
- Demonstrate professional behaviours and manage personal health and well-being
• Understanding of child development
- Understanding and demonstrating the age related nutrition needs of young children
- Understanding of diverse families and the use of effective communication strategies
Four of the standards are linked to the placement with part completed in class as theory and
preparation for placement and the remainder demonstrated at placement and then reflected on.
There is a 4 day compulsory work experience at a local early childhood centre as part of this course
This is NOT a university approved subject
Contributions and Equipment
Specific requirements for this class are:
1 2B8 Exercise Book
1 40 page Clearfile
Recommended Prior Learning
Level 2 Child Development (Early Childhood Studies) is preferable.
Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 27 credits.