3ECD

Level 3 Child Development

Course selection will be active in August.

Course Description

In Early Childhood Development, this course focuses on child development, developing reciprocal relationships, the value of play and providing a safe environment for young children. Students will also develop knowledge of related services and centres, effective communication with family/whanau, young children and with those involved in the care of young children.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Effective communication skills- paraphrasing, reflecting, questioning.
  • The development of young children 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.
  • Adaptability, initiative and creativity in dealing with the changing needs of young children.
  • Develop Responsive and Reciprocal Relationships with young children and how to keep them safe in an ECE environment through theory and a four day placement in a centre. 
  • Safe Practice skills- auditory and visual scanning, positioning, modelling, prompting and guiding.
  • 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.
  • The skills of facilitating, scaffolding, negotiating and responding in developing reciprocal relationships.
  • 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. 

Resources Required

2B5 exercise book

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 30 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 30 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 10019 v6
NZQA Info
Describe and contribute to safe practices and a safe environment for children in an ECE service
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 10026 v6
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of children's development and learning and their relevance to 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. 26707 v4
NZQA Info
Describe the value of play and create resources for children's development and learning in an ECE service
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 26708 v4
NZQA Info
Develop respectful, reciprocal and responsive relationships with children in an ECE service
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29866 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of, apply and reflect on age-related nutrition needs for a child in an ECE service
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29867 v1
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 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate professional behaviour and manage personal health and wellbeing in an ECE service
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29871 v1
NZQA Info
Describe and compare a range of ECE services and philosophies in Aotearoa New Zealand

Further assessment opportunities will not be offered for this standard inline with NZQA guidelines

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: 30
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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