This comprehensive honors degree program in Early Childhood Education and Care is a four-year award. It is designed for individuals interested in seeking opportunities in the early childhood education and care (ECEC) sector. This is a sector that is experiencing growing demand, as research shows us the vital importance of early childhood education in the formation of children and our society.
During the course, you will cover a wide range of topics to gain an in-depth understanding of infants and children from birth to six years of age. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to work with children and their families during their crucial early childhood years.
The aim of the degree is to provide you with a solid foundation in early childhood education and care, to practice in a variety of professional settings. It will provide you with a comprehensive foundation in the principles and pillars of professional practice, a strong theoretical framework, and exposure to practical experience through professional placements during your four years of study.
The course incorporates key topics that include whole child learning / development; Health, Nutrition and Wellbeing; Legislation and Essential Regulatory Practices; Music, Movement, Art and Drama; Creativity and play; ECEC methods and approaches; Work in multiprofessional environments; Parental and family involvement; as well as aspects of leadership, management and governance in the sector. Students are encouraged to critically think, reflect, inquire, and investigate a variety of theoretical and practical pedagogical approaches to early childhood learning and development.
NCI has a long tradition of working with educators, and this exciting program will equip you to achieve your ambitions at ECEC.