Early Childhood Practice for Young Children's Wellbeing

EDU403

This course introduces you to the early childhood regulatory framework, including the Aotearoa New Zealand bicultural curriculum framework Te Whāriki (2017).

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    Level
    4
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    Credits
    20
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    Cost
    $512 NZ Domestic
    $1,061 NZ International
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    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
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    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

The licensing criteria for early childhood services provide a framework for learning about requirements that have been developed to foster young children’s health, safety and wellbeing in early childhood settings and their implementation in practice with young children.  You also learn about Māori as tangata whenua and the cultural heritage of both parties to Te Tiriti o Waitangi/Treaty of Waitangi and the role of government agencies and community services in supporting kaiako in their early childhood settings.  The principle of Kotahitanga (holistic development) and Mana Atua strand of wellbeing in Te Whāriki (2017) are a focus. You will be required to apply these requirements and concepts in their professional practice with young children.

For more information watch the course introduction video below.

 

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of the Aotearoa New Zealand early childhood regulatory framework for supporting the health and wellbeing of young children in a specific early childhood context.
  • Discuss how community and government services support professional and ethical practices in early childhood settings to ensure the health, safety and wellbeing of young children.
  • Demonstrate understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi and how it guides bicultural early childhood practice in an early childhood setting.
  • Use basic te reo Māori me ona tikanga.
  • Apply and evaluate practices to foster the holistic health and wellbeing of infants, toddlers and young children in an early childhood setting.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed.

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate

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  •  
    Level
    4
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $512 NZ Domestic
    $1,061 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying