Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education

Program Description

The role of 21st century teachers is evolving everyday with technological revolution seeping into all spheres of life including education and tremendous amount of importance is being given to early childhood education across the globe. The field of Pre-primary education has changed dramatically as educating tiny tots has brought in a bunch of challenges in today’s classrooms along with the rewards. Today’s pre-primary teachers are expected to adapt to their surroundings and foster a unique learning environment that has a positive impact on the children’s all round development.

The Early childhood education program (DEC) is designed to train childcare educators to work with children from 0 to 12 years old.

As a student in this program, you’ll learn about the physical, cognitive, social and emotional needs of children. You’ll also learn the skills and knowledge necessary for planning and carrying out programming which optimizes individual development of young children.

Your studies will blend theory about childhood development with a hands-on application of those principles. You’ll explore child development theory and apply it to programming for infant, toddler, preschool and school-aged children. As part of the program, you’ll also study developmental theory and practice for children with special needs, as well as an overview of relevant communications theory and philosophy.

The versatility of graduates is an important element, allowing them to exercise their profession in all early childhood educational environments; therefore, this program was designed to allow students to find work soon after graduation.

Course Outline

Code No.     Semester 1

ECE101  PRINCIPLES AND APPROACHES OF EARLY CHILDHOOD
EDUCATION

ECE102     PSYCHOLOGY OF EARLY LEARNING

ECE103    EDUCATIONAL MANAGEMENT

ECE104    OBSERVATION AND ASSESSMENT IN YOUNG CHILDREN

ECE105    LANGUAGE LEARNING OF YOUNG LEARNERS

Code No.     Semester 2

ECE201    IMPORTANCE OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND PLAY IN ECE

ECE202    SENSORY EDUCATION

ECE203    SAFETY, HEALTH AND NUTRITION IN ECE

ECE204 ACTIVITIES TO IMPROVE DEXTERITY AND HAND
MANIPULATION

ECE205     EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS

ECE206     MONTESSORI ACTIVITIES

ECE207     INTEGRATED SEMINAR & DEMOS

ECE208     VIVA VOCE

 

OVERVIEW

This qualification will teach you the skills required to be responsible for designing and implementing curriculum that foster children’s learning and development. In doing so you will work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services National Regulations and the National Quality Standards.

On completion, you may also be responsible for supervision of volunteers or other staff. During the course, you’ll learn about providing care for children. The course covers a range of units including developing cultural competencies; ensuring the health and safety of children; use appropriate learning framework to guide practice, analyzing information to inform learning and more.

This qualification reflects the role of early childhood educators who are responsible for designing and implementing curriculum in early childhood education and care services. In doing so they work to implement an approved learning framework within the requirements of the Education and Care Services, National Regulations and the National Quality Standard. They may have responsibility for supervision of volunteers or other staff.