Year 13 Child Development

13ECD
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Vickers

Content: 

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.  


Skills: 

• 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
Laptop


Recommended Prior Learning

Level 2 Child Development (Early Childhood Studies) is preferable.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 10019 v6 Describe and contribute to safe practices and a safe environment for children in an ECE service
3
I
3
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. 26708 v4 Develop respectful, reciprocal and responsive relationships with children in an ECE service
3
I
4
U.S. 29866 v1 Demonstrate knowledge of, apply and reflect on age-related nutrition needs for a child in an ECE service
3
I
2
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. 29868 v1 Demonstrate professional behaviour and manage personal health and wellbeing in an ECE service
3
I
4
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 27 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 27 credits.

Pathway Tags

Early Childhood Educator, Primary teacher, Kindergarten teacher, Child minder, Nanny, Teacher's Aide