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Certificate of Early Childhood Education

$899.00$1,299.00

Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

Early childhood educators play an important role in children’s development and set the foundations for a lifetime of learning using play-based techniques. If you see yourself as an early childhood educator, consider this professional development course as an ideal introduction to this rewarding career.

The Certificate of Early Childhood Education is the perfect platform for entry into a profession that involves caring for and teaching the next generation of young Australians. This course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to support and foster the physical, social and emotional development of children in early childhood.

You will also acquire skills to foster children’s language, communication and cognitive development, as well as establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour and inclusion of children with additional needs.  Throughout this course you will learn how to organise experiences to facilitate and enhance children’s development.

On completion of this course, you will not meet requirements for work in daycare centres or as a teacher’s aide, but you will have a solid knowledge-base to confidently pursue further studies in this area.  This course is ideal for educational tutors, family daycare workers and for parents to best support their child’s education.

Course Structure

Unit 1- Design and implement the curriculum to foster children’s learning and development

  • Appropriate learning environments
  • Materials to support learning
  • Collaborative learning
  • Sustained shared thinking
  • Stereotyping
  • Selecting educational materials
  • Cultural requirements
  • Cultural celebrations
  • Outdoor play areas
  • Compliance
  • Centre based services
  • Designing curriculum
  • Consult with children and families
  • Creating partnerships
  • Older children’s input
  • Curriculum goals
  • Philosophy statement
  • Designing learning experiences
  • Data collection on each child
  • The Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
  • Physical development/motor skills
  • Linguistic development
  • Cognitive development
  • Social and emotional development
  • Interests strengths and goals
  • Learning styles / strengths
  • Multiple intelligences
  • Special needs
  • Clarify objectives
  • Using approved frameworks
  • Principles and practices
  • Learning outcomes
  • Foster holistic learning
  • Continuity of learning
  • Transitions
  • Methods of recording observations
  • Identify required materials
  • Set up learning environment
  • Interacting with children
  • Learning dispositions
  • Pedagogical practices
  • National Quality Framework (NQF)
  • Planned and unplanned teaching
  • Feedback from children and families
  • Evaluate teaching and learning
  • Regular assessment
  • Evaluations to influence curriculum

Unit 2 - Analyse information to inform learning

  • Evaluating children’s learning
  • Support emerging skills
  • Task acquisition
  • Skills development
  • Cognitive skills
  • Perceptual skills
  • Motor skills
  • Perceptual motor skills
  • Cognitive phase
  • Associative phase
  • Behavioural issues
  • Anecdotal records
  • Running records
  • Diary writing
  • Checklists
  • Sociograms
  • Time samples
  • ABC Model
  • Work samples
  • Photographs
  • Audio and video
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Conversation and consultation
  • Family communication
  • Inclusive assessment
  • Lineage development
  • Communication styles
  • Language development
  • Social skills
  • Intrinsic motivation
  • Group interactions
  • Emotional development
  • Strengths and needs
  • Use evidence to inform practice
  • Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
  • Learning outcomes
  • Rating and assessment process
  • Sharing information
  • Privacy and data management

Unit 3 - Promote children’s agency

  • Promoting children’s advocacy
  • National Quality Framework (NQF)
  • Indoor and outdoor play areas
  • Stimulating curiosity
  • Making choices
  • Resources that provoke interest
  • Sensory development
  • Stimulate learning and development
  • Free play
  • Physical development
  • Motor skills
  • Linguistic development
  • Emotional and social development
  • Cognitive development
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Scaffolding learning
  • Teaching perseverance
  • Intentional teaching
  • Task achievement
  • Maximising learning
  • Recording observations of play
  • Develop the curriculum
  • Foster learning and development
  • Learning styles
  • Gardner’s eight intelligences
  • Development outcomes
  • Program flexibility
  • Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF)
  • New ideas and experiences
  • Students with disabilities
  • Cultural diversity
  • Catering for differences
  • Continuous improvement
  • PDCA Cycle
  • Encourage participation
  • Supportive relationships
  • Acknowledge uniqueness
  • Engaging activities
  • Child-initiated play
  • Educator-initiated play
  • Children’s responses

Unit 4 - Advocate for the rights and needs of children and young people

  • Advocate for the child
  • Advocacy, National Quality Standards
  • Advocacy services
  • Empowerment principles
  • Rights, needs and advocacy
  • Organisational standards
  • Policies and procedures
  • Communicating the child’s needs
  • Representing the child
  • Strategies and tactics
  • Background information
  • Competing rights
  • Assertive communication
  • Promote the rights of children
  • Broad child advocacy issues
  • Advocacy action planning
  • Investigate reports of breaches
  • Challenge stereotypes
  • Unrealistic expectations of children
  • Promote children’s abilities

Unit 5 - Establish and implement plans for developing cooperative behaviour

  • Initiate strategies
  • Managing behaviour
  • Limits and rules
  • Effective guidelines
  • Developmental stages
  • Consequences
  • Cultural background
  • Family background
  • Developing guidelines
  • Collaborative approach
  • Responding to behaviour
  • Attention seeking
  • Review behaviour
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Function of behaviour
  • Confidentiality issues
  • Factors influencing behaviour
  • Communication and interaction
  • Documenting behaviour
  • Personal triggers
  • Environmental triggers
  • Routines and timetables
  • Primary behavioural goals
  • Reporting to parents
  • Meeting children’s needs
  • Long / short term plans
  • Long term objectives
  • Short term objectives
  • Goal setting
  • Learned behaviour
  • Promote positive behaviour
  • Policies and procedures
  • Behaviour management policy
  • Working with families
  • Behaviour disorders
  • Positive environments
  • Work-related stress
  • Evaluation
  • Feedback

Unit 6- Foster the holistic development and wellbeing of the child in early childhood

  • Foster physical development
  • Early years learning framework
  • Learning outcomes
  • Physical skills and development
  • Motor skills
  • Infant development
  • Toddler development
  • Child development
  • Adolescent development
  • Identifying at-risk children
  • Fundamental movement skills
  • Gross motor development
  • Foster social development
  • Monitor social skills
  • Group decision-making
  • Conflict
  • Promote a sense of community
  • Foster emotional development
  • Challenge children’s skills
  • Express feelings and emotions
  • Foster cognitive development
  • Science / maths / technology
  • Foster communication development
  • Children’s literacy development
  • Contemporary texts
  • Music / song / rhyme
  • Holistic learning and development
  • Scaffolding learning and development
  • Child-initiated play
  • Educator-initiated / supported play

Unit 7 - Establish and maintain a safe and healthy environment for children

  • Children’s health needs
  • Childhood education
  • Care service providers
  • Medical and health management plans
  • Administering medication
  • Meal breaks / Sleep / rest time
  • Hygiene practices
  • Separating sick children
  • Symptoms of unwell children
  • Common childhood illnesses
  • Parent notifications
  • Immunisation
  • Treating bodily spills
  • Arranging equipment and furniture
  • Planning supervision
  • Staff-child ratio
  • Playground supervision
  • Playground emergencies
  • Excursion risk assessment
  • Risk management
  • Warning signs
  • Safe food handling and storage
  • Cleaning duties
  • Fitting child car restraints
  • Pest inspections
  • Security procedures
  • Planning excursions
  • Emergency procedures
  • Evacuation procedures

Unit 8 - Work in partnership with families to provide appropriate education and care for children

  • Create welcoming environments
  • Communication strategies
  • Cultural diversity
  • Parenting styles
  • Parent contributions
  • Child’s progress
  • Meeting client needs
  • Reporting incidents to parents
  • Behaviour incidents
  • Understanding each child
  • Enrolment form information
  • Observations records
  • Relationships with parents
  • Physical development
  • Motor skills
  • Community programs and resources

Unit 9 - Facilitate compliance in an education and care service

  • National Quality Framework (NQF)
  • National Quality Standards (NQS)
  • Quality areas
  • National learning frameworks
  • Professional development
  • NQF rating system
  • Education services management
  • Focus groups and questionnaires
  • Interviewing tips
  • Quality improvement plan
  • Continuous improvement
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Professional development
  • Coordinate a site visit
  • Assessment and rating visit
  • Law and ethics

Assessment

Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.

Benefits

  • Become fully trained and improve your employment opportunities;
  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • Interactive simulations for many programs;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate issued for your CV (hard copy provided);
  • Tax deductible in most cases* See your tax advisor.

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