Level 2 Early Childhood Education

12ECE
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mr K. Kandasamy

Early Childhood Education is an excellent vehicle for learning many of the skills required in other areas of education and indeed life. In particular, through early childhood education students may learn about themselves and their relationships with others, develop their view of children, their relationship to children, expand and challenge their belief system, develop listening, communication and relationship skills. By selecting this course, students are prepared to advance into higher level early childhood education and care.

This course is offered in partnership with Manukau Institute of Technology (MIT). At the end of the year, students who earn a minimum of 20 credits will receive a ‘Certificate of Achievement in Early Childhood Education (Level 2). Those students choosing Early Childhood Education at year 13, must earn a minimum of 14 credits to receive a ‘Certificate of Achievement in Early Childhood Education (Level 3)’. Students who enroll for this course will also spend some time in early childhood centres, acquiring hands-on experience.

You will learn to:
• be introduced to education and care of young children in an early childhood setting
• develop a greater understanding and experience of early childhood education
• gain skills useful to any employment or life experience involving interaction with children
• begin your preparation for advancement into tertiary education
• see early childhood education as a possible career pathway
• earn credits towards your NCEA Level 2 qualification


Recommended Prior Learning Open Entry
Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 26715 v4 Describe professional image and demonstrate professional behaviours required of an early childhood educator
2
I
3
U.S. 26712 v4 Demonstrate knowledge of, and apply, age-related nutrition needs in providing food for a child in an ECE service
2
I
4
U.S. 10024 v6 Demonstrate knowledge of promoting the health and wellbeing of children in an ECE service
2
I
3
U.S. 10023 v6 Describe transition situations in an ECE service
2
I
2
U.S. 10022 v6 Demonstrate knowledge of attachment patterns and short-term separation in an ECE service
2
I
3
U.S. 10021 v6 Describe the basic needs of children in an ECE service
2
I
3
U.S. 10020 v6 Describe personal and environmental hygiene and safety practices in an ECE service
2
I
2
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.