A high level of quality care and education is essential to support children’s learning and development. The early childhood educator has a pivotal role in the provision of this quality care and education. Through this course, you will learn how to support children’s strengths, interests, and abilities, as well as appreciate the role of the family and society in the provision of education and care in their formative years. The aim of this course is to equip graduates with the competencies necessary to become reflective early years care and education practitioners. You will gain an in-depth understanding of child development, early learning theory and practice, and quality standards. You will learn how to critically appraise policies, procedures, and principles in the early years care and education field.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to design and deliver relevant curriculum activities, assume responsibility for decision-making, as well as independently conduct primary and secondary research. Our simulated early years setting will provide you with opportunities to practice, plan for, and support children’s interests and abilities. Students undertake 500 hours of placement experience as part of this course.
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- Full Time
High school diploma including any honours subjects with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
The EU student contribution applies annually to all free fee eligible students and the current rate is €3,000 per annum.To avail of the funding EU students must meet the criteria of the free fees schemes, as determined by the university a student is attending. Application deadline for EU students is February 1.
Athlone East Rural ED
- Full Time
- On Campus Learning