2ECD

Level 2 Early Childhood Development

Course Description

This course focuses on preparing students for a range of workplaces and for the Level 3 course. Equipping students with the desired employable skills and a knowledge of the basic needs, nutrition, health and wellbeing of young children. Ensuring they have skills  in basic hygiene practices; how to care for children, particularly newborns to school age. As well as an understanding of the agencies that support tamariki and their whānau  and some of the theories behind child development and their needs.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

Develop these skills:Explore this content:
  • Care Practical Skills - Working with young children- Practical, how to care for young children.
  • Explore the basic needs of children from infant to school age. 
  • Workplace First Aid & Workplace health and safety.
  • Demonstrate the Care practice techniques and explain the health and safety. considerations required in dealing with young children.
  • Workplace Qualities - time management, to use a variety of sources to gain information, to use technology appropriately and to problem solve.
  • Explore the requirements to keep young children well by examining hygiene practices, health and wellbeing.

  • Personal Qualities - Self responsibility, self-discipline and a willingness to learn. Professional behaviour and presentation, work ready skills. With the opportunity to demonstrate these within the classroom, on courses and in a placement at an Early Childhood centre.
  • Examine the theories around keeping children safe by looking at attachment theory, the types of early childhood centres found in New Zealand and the agencies that are available to support young children and their whanau.
  • Interpersonal Skills - collaboration, self-directed learning, effective communication and how to contribute positively. Within the classroom setting and in a placement with staff and students in a Early childhood setting.
  • Explore the requirements of any workplace with professional behaviour and presentation and the workplace First Aid and Health and Safety courses employers want.

  • All skills are transferable to a range of work places and settings outside of Early Childhood.


Resources Required

2B5 exercise book

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 36 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 36 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 6400 v6
NZQA Info
Manage first aid in an emergency situation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 6401 v6
NZQA Info
Provide first aid
1
1
1
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 1
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 6402 v8
NZQA Info
Provide basic life support
1
1
1
Level: 1
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 1
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29852 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of the basic needs and nutrition that support young children's holistic wellbeing and development
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29853 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of health issues, practices and services to protect and enhance the wellbeing of young children
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29854 v2
NZQA Info
Describe personal and environmental hygiene and safety practices for the care of young children
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29855 v2
NZQA Info
Describe attachment behaviours and strategies used to support transitions for young mokopuna/children
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29856 v2
NZQA Info
Describe and demonstrate care practices for infants and toddlers
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29861 v2
NZQA Info
Identify and describe agencies/services available to support young mokopuna/children and whānau/families
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29868 v2
NZQA Info
Describe professional behaviours and manage personal health and wellbeing in an early childhood setting
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 30264 v2
NZQA Info
Describe duties, rights, representation and the regulator in terms of New Zealand health and safety legislation
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 30265 v2
NZQA Info
Apply health and safety risk assessment to a job role
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 8
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 36
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0