NCEA Level 2 Child Development

12CDV
Course Description

Teacher in Charge: S. Johnstone

Level 2 Child Development focuses on learning about infants, toddlers and/or young children, and how caregivers can support young children. The primary focus is learning about how carers can meet the basic needs of young children, enabling all children to reach their full potential. Topics include basic needs, learning and development of young children, how to encourage good health, and the importance of attachments to adults. 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 does not lead to a University Entrance approved subject.

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


Recommended Prior Learning

Level 1 NCEA or by consultation.


Credit Information
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 29852 v1 Demonstrate knowledge of the basic needs and nutrition that support young children's holistic wellbeing and development
2
I
4
U.S. 29853 v1 Demonstrate knowledge of health issues and services available to protect and enhance the wellbeing of young children
2
I
3
U.S. 29854 v1 Describe personal and environmental hygiene and safety practices for the care of young children
2
I
2
U.S. 29855 v1 Describe attachment relationships and strategies used to support transitions for young children
2
I
3
U.S. 29857 v1 Describe patterns of development and learning for young children
2
I
5
U.S. 29861 v1 Identify and describe agencies/services available in the community to support young children and families
2
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.

Pathway Tags

Early Childhood Educator, Primary Teacher, Kindergarten Teacher, Nanny, Teacher's Aide, Child Minder, Baby Sitter


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.