Childcare - NCEA Level 2
Teacher in Charge: Mrs A. Kraenzlin
‘The first three years last forever.’ brainwave.org.nz
Caring for children successfully is one of the biggest challenges we can take on. It's rewarding, fascinating, frustrating and a huge responsibility. Are you thinking of a career looking after children or with families, or maybe thinking towards your own future? Maybe you don't know anything about children and what to find out about their development and how to manage them. Maybe you love children and want to know more.
The course provides a base of knowledge and skills to work in occupations such as teaching, early childhood education, social work, psychology and nursing; where an understanding of human development and behaviour is important. The focus is on babies and children to age 6. The course develops an understanding of attachment which shapes how children relate to others, how they learn and develop, how to make sure they are healthy, safe and well. You have the chance to show how to care for infants and toddlers and to create and use play experiences with infants, toddlers or young children.how to care for infants and toddlers and the importance of play. You can practise with the Real Care Baby, with the children who visit the class, and in an Early Childhood Education service.
Year 11 students may be eligible to take this course. They will need to contact the Teacher in Charge of the subject.
US 29853 Children's Health
This term we will be learning about common children's health issues, communicable diseases and environmental factors affecting the health and well being of young children We will learn about immunisation programmes and health services in the community that protect and enhance the wellbeing of young children.
US 29856 How to care for infants and toddlers
In this unit standard we will look at care practices for young infants and toddlers concerned with nurturing, feeding, sleeping, bathing, nappy changing, playing and communicating. We will have a chance to demonstrate some of these care practices with infants and toddlers
US 29857 Learning and development of young children
This term we will be learning the patterns of children's learning and development from birth to school entry. and what factors influence children's development. We will learn about the typical progression of development of speech and language in young children
US 29858 Play Experiences
You will learn to describe the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and language dimensions and progressions of the development and learning of children from birth to school entry age; to describe environmental factors that may influence the learning of a child in an ECE service; to describe the how children gain early literacy skills.
OR US 29860 Relationships and Behaviour
You will learn a range of strategies to develop effective relationships with parents and young children, as well as strategies to support a child to manage their own behaviour and how to respond to challenging behaviour from young children.
US 29854 Health and Safety
You will be able to describe personal and environmental hygiene and safety practices for the care of young children. You will be able to identify hazards in the home and outdoors and explain how to minimise these.
Recommended Prior Learning
10 Level 1 Literacy Credits or approval from the Teacher in Charge of Childcare
Total Credits Available: 20 credits.
Internally Assessed Credits: 20 credits.
Term: 1, Week: 10
Term: 4, Week: 4
Term: 2, Week: 6
Term: 2, Week: 2
Term: 3, Week: 2
Term: 3, Week: 10