Project Description

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence required to develop and implement a broad based curriculum in an Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) setting.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Critically reflect on the contributions of a range of early childhood educational theorists to pedagogical practice
  • Assess a range of early childhood programme models and approaches and their implementation
  • Evaluate the role of the adult in supporting children’s learning and development
  • Select from a range of strategies to facilitate assessment for learning
  • Promote learning contexts which support children’s well-being, identities and belonging consistent with relevant legislation and national practice guidelines
  • Lead curriculum implementation in a variety of situations both indoor and outdoor
  • Evaluate personal and professional learning and that of others linking curriculum theory to practice and assessment
  • Reflect on own attitudes, values and beliefs and their impact on the learning environment.

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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