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Early Childhood Studies

 
Senior Secondary - 11 & 12
 
EARLY CHILDHOOD STUDIES (ECD)
AUTHORITY-REGISTERED SUBJECT
 
The Early Childhood course is a two year course of study designed to offer students the opportunity to develop knowledge, attitudes, and practice supportive of child development prior to compulsory schooling.
The associated outcomes may include an awareness of:
·         The skills necessary to promote creativity, problem solving, self-expression, self-esteem, positive social interaction and the foundations for literacy and      numeracy in young children;
·         The students’ own development;
·         Community resources available for individuals and families;
 
The Early Childhood course offers both core and elective components. These components allow students to gain a basic level of knowledge and understanding of child development as well as exploring associated issues. The knowledge and understanding is developed through a range of processes and skills in both classroom and field placement experiences. Key processes and skills include investigation, decision making, informed participation and reflection.