Project Description

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to support early childhood learning through creative Arts and Culture to enable the child to make sense of and express his or her world in both a visual and tangible manner, in a specific Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) setting.  This course is taught using the Montessori Approach.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Evaluate the concepts, theories and principles underpinning the effective teaching and learning of creative Arts and Culture in a specific ECCE setting
  • Assess how Arts and Culture enhance the development of perceptual, physical, linguistic and socio emotional skills in early childhood
  • Provide artistic and cultural experiences that support the holistic development of the child
  • Guide children to use their own values and artistic skills to explore, think about and communicate with, their environment
  • Assess a range of resources to support children’s creative and cultural development
  • Use appropriate space and materials to plan arts and culture based experiences that engage children in a supportive way
  • Lead appropriate observations to evaluate the child’s artistic and cultural development
  • Appraise own range of specialised skills and those of colleagues in meeting the creative and cultural needs of the child in the ECCE setting
  • Identify own learning needs at a personal and professional level and assist others in identifying learning needs
  • Manage tasks within the parameters of professional conduct including relations with parents, guardians, children and colleagues.

Preferred Entry Level:  Relevant work/life experiences, QQI level 5 equivalent or Leaving Certificate.

Garda Vetting is required for this course.

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