12ECS

NCEA Level 2 Early Childhood Studies

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs D. Jarrett

Why Study Early Childhood Studies?

The latest neuroscience is highlighting the significance of the early years in a child's life. Early Childhood Studies is a course that delivers relevant skills and information about ways to effectively nurture and promote the development of our preschool children. 

There are many 'hands-on' opportunities including visits to Early Childhood Centres, and visits to the school by preschoolers and their parents as part of the course. 

Topics covered include:

  • Patterns of learning
  • Preschool care and education
  • Child care, health and safety
  • The value of play in early childhood
  • Family food
  • Pregnancy and growth/development before birth

The Early Childhood Studies course will be of interest to students who enjoy being with preschool children and who are considering the possibility of a career in any of the following fields, as well as providing invaluable life skills:

  • Nanny/Au pair
  • Preschool or Primary school education
  • Midwifery or Nursing
  • Social work

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students are asked to contribute $15 towards this course towards various materials for children's play experience and some ingredients supplied by the school for practical lessons in particular. There are also basic stationary requirements, and students may need to contribute some perishable ingredients for food practical lessons.

Pathway

New Zealand Tertiary College
University of Canterbury
Early Childhood Education, Nannying, Midwifery
Primary School Education

Credit Information

This course is eligible for subject endorsement.

Total Credits Available: 18 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 18 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 29853 v1
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of health issues and services available to protect and enhance the wellbeing of young children
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29857 v1
NZQA Info
Describe patterns of development and learning for young children
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29858 v1
NZQA Info
Provide and reflect on the value of play experiences for a child's development and learning
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
A.S. 91303 v2
NZQA Info
Home Economics 2.5 - Analyse practices to enhance well-being used in care provision in the community
Level: 2
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: Y
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 5
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
TotalNumeracy Credits: 0

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