Early Childhood Education and Development is a field of study that focuses on the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children from birth to eight years old. It prepares students to work as a teacher, caregiver, or administrator in various settings such as preschools, kindergartens, childcare centers, family homes, and community organizations.
This course will equip students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to become a competent and confident early childhood educator. They will also develop a lifelong passion for learning and teaching that will inspire you and the children you work with.
Students will earn the Pearson UK Higher National Diploma in Early Childhood Education in just 2 years and can then Top-Up their degree with SISFU’s global partner institutions - Southern Cross University - Australia or Macquarie University - Australia. Graduates of these in-demand programmes will have a direct path to Australian permanent residency.
Students in this flexible programme get hands-on real-world practicum experience at SISFU’s sister school, Southville International School or at a Pre-school or Early Childhood Education center of their choice.
By taking this course, the students will learn about:
- The principles and theories of child development and learning
- The best practices and methods for teaching and caring for young children
- The curriculum and assessment strategies for different domains of learning
- The health, safety, and nutrition needs of young children
- The diversity and inclusion issues in early childhood settings
- The professional ethics and standards for early childhood educators
They will also gain practical skills and experience through:
|Unit 1 Personal and Professional Development through Reflective Practice
|Unit 2 Protecting Children in Early Childhood Education and Care Environments
|Unit 3 Play and Learning in Early Childhood
|Unit 4 Supporting and Promoting Children's Development (Babies and Toddlers)
|Unit 5 Supporting and Promoting Children's Development(Young Children)
|Unit 6 Promoting Healthy Living
|Unit 7 Preparing for Research
|Unit 8 Promoting Inclusive Early Childhood Education and Care Environments
|Unit 10 Improving Quality in Early Childhood Education and Care Environments
|Unit 14 Impact of Curriculum on Early Childhood Education and Care
|Unit 24 Managing Children's Early Education and Care Environments
|Unit 29 Innovative Approaches to Children's Play and Learning in Practice
|Unit 11 Current & Emerging Pedagogies in Early Chhildhood Education and Care
|Unit 9 Investigating Childhood: Action Research for Early Childhood Practitioners