13ECS

NCEA Level 3 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. 

This course follows on from Level 2 Early Childhood Studies, and focuses on Early Childhood Education standards. It will be of particular interest to those students who are considering a career in Early Childhood Education, Nanny work or Primary School Teaching.

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

Topics covered include:

  • The importance of the first 1000 days
  • Developmental stages and milestones
  • The value of play
  • Te Whāriki: The Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Child protection and safety issues
  • Current early childhood issues

Whilst this is a non-UE approved subject, it offers invaluable background learning for those interested in the aforementioned careers as well as relevant life skills.

Contributions and Equipment/Stationery

Students are asked to contribute $15 towards this course - this goes towards materials provided for making resources for children's play as well as some food resources for some aspects of the course. There are also basic stationery requirements.

Pathway

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

Credit Information

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. 10013 v6
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. 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. 29865 v1
NZQA Info
Describe and reflect on practices to protect and promote the health and holistic wellbeing of 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. 29871 v1
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
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 18
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

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