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.


Physical Education & Health