NCEA Level 3 Child Development

13CDV
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
Assessment
Level
Internal or
External
Credits
L1 Literacy Credits UE Literacy Credits Numeracy Credits
U.S. 10013 v6 Explain the relevance of the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum Te Whariki as a framework for programme development
3
I
2
U.S. 10026 v6 Demonstrate knowledge of children's development and learning and their relevance to an ECE service
3
I
5
U.S. 26707 v4 Describe the value of play and create resources for children's development and learning in an ECE service
3
I
4
U.S. 26708 v4 Develop respectful, reciprocal and responsive relationships with children in an ECE service
3
I
4
U.S. 29865 v1 Describe and reflect on practices to protect and promote the health and holistic wellbeing of children in an ECE service
3
I
4
U.S. 29868 v1 Demonstrate professional behaviour and manage personal health and wellbeing in an ECE service
3
I
4
U.S. 29871 v1 Describe and compare a range of ECE services and philosophies in Aotearoa New Zealand
3
I
3
Total Credits

Total Credits Available: 26 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 26 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.