Course

Early Childhood Context


Course code 4301

This introductory course provides opportunities for students to develop knowledge, skills and understanding for studying successfully at level 4 and familiarises students  with the licensing criteria and philosophies for early childhood services. Students also learn about Mäori as tangata whenua and the cultural heritage of both parties to Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi and engage with this in the context of the bicultural underpinnings of the Aotearoa New Zealand early childhood curriculum Te Whäriki. This course is made up of four modules:

  • Module 1 Introduction to early childhood services in Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Module 2 Early childhood environments
  • Module 3 Interpersonal communication
  • Module 4 Bicultural practice

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 4  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Open
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability This course will start on the first Monday of the month you select for enrolment
  • Delivery type Online assisted    
  • Workload

    All our open courses have a credit value. For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. Your workload may be higher around assessment due dates.

  • Cost
    2015 Fees: NZ students $472 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,419 + $60 annual administration fee
    2016 Fees: NZ students $472 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $1,419 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

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