3ECD

Level 3 Early Childhood Development

Course Description

In Early Childhood Development, this course includes an opportunity to explore play and its value in education, the age related nutritional needs of young children including preparing a menu and meal. It is supported by the theories of child development from newborn to school age, how to develop responsive and reciprocal relationships; and provide safe environments for young children. Students will also develop effective communication with family/whanau, young children and with those involved in the care of young children; and knowledge of related services and types of early childhood centres.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Interpersonal Skills – collaboration, self-directed learning, effective communication skills- paraphrasing, reflecting, questioning.
  • The importance of Play in a child’s learning and development including their need to interact with peers, adults and the environment. Creating resources to use in a centre.
  • Workplace Qualities – time management, to use a variety of sources to gain information, to use technology appropriately and to problem solve. Adaptability, initiative and creativity in the context of dealing with the changing needs of young children.
  • Develop knowledge of whānau diversity using effective communication strategies with whānau and describing strategies that promote an awareness of, and respect for, cultural diversity in an ECE service.
  • Personal Qualities – self-responsibility, self-discipline and a willingness to learn. Professional behaviour and presentation, work ready skills.
  • Use knowledge to develop meal plans and a meal based on the age related nutritional needs of young children.
  • Safe Practice skills- auditory and visual scanning, positioning, modelling, prompting and guiding.
  • The development of children from newborn to school age considering milestones, dimensions of development, patterns of learning and the factors that impact a child’s development. Investigate the variety of services and centres in Early childhood.

  • The skills of facilitating, scaffolding, negotiating and responding in developing reciprocal relationships.

  • Develop Responsive and Reciprocal Relationships with young children and how to keep them safe in an ECE environment through theory and a 4 day placement in a centre. 
  • Food planning and preparation for young children in keeping with guidelines. 

  • 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: 49 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 49 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. 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. 10019 v7
NZQA Info
Describe and contribute to safe practices and a safe environment for mokopuna/children 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. 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. 26708 v5
NZQA Info
Describe respectful, reciprocal and responsive relationships with mokopuna/children 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. 29866 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of, apply and reflect on age-related nutrition needs for a child 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. 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. 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. 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
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: 49
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0