13CDV

NCEA Level 3 Child Development

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Johnstone

Level 3 Child Development builds on the knowledge and skills developed in Level 2 Child Development. The focus is learning about infants, toddlers and/or young children, and how caregivers and Early Childhood Education (ECE) centres can support young children. There is a focus on learning and development, safety, the value of play and learning, and the importance of building relationships. It also offers an introduction to education and care of children in an ECE service. These unit standards can prepare students who might want to advance to a higher level of study in ECE. Part of the course involves practical experience working with children. (Police vetting is required as part of this process).

Not all of the Unit Standards may be covered, and there are also additional Standards that can be utilised instead.  It will depend on the learning needs of the group.

This course is not a University Entrance approved subject.

Field trips: Regular visits during class time to a local preschool.

Credit Information

Total Credits Available: 23 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 23 credits.

Assessment
Description
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits
UE Literacy Credits
Numeracy Credits
U.S. 10013 v7
NZQA Info
Explain the relevance of the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum Te Whariki as a framework for programme development
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 2
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 10026 v7
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of mokopuna/children's holistic development and learning in an early childhood setting
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 6
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29865 v2
NZQA Info
Describe and reflect on practices to protect and promote the health and holistic wellbeing of young mokopuna/children
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 4
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29867 v2
NZQA Info
Demonstrate knowledge of diverse whānau/families and use a range of effective communication strategies in an ECE service
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 5
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29868 v2
NZQA Info
Describe professional behaviours and manage personal health and wellbeing in an early childhood setting
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
U.S. 29871 v2
NZQA Info
Describe and compare a range of ECE services and philosophies in Aotearoa New Zealand
Level: 3
Internal or External: Internal
Credits: 3
Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Numeracy Credits: 0
Credit Summary
Total Credits: 23
Total Level 1 Literacy Credits: 0
Total University Entrance Literacy Credits: 0
Total Numeracy Credits: 0

Disclaimer

For NCEA Levels 1, 2 & 3 courses will be made up of a selection of the stated standards. This will happen at the beginning of the year with the assigned teacher.