Child Development

Child Development Module


The purpose of the Child Development module is to equip you with the knowledge, skill and competence relevant to the theory and practice of child development when working autonomously and with others in Early childhood Care and Education (ECCE) settings.

Learning Outcomes

  • Critically reflect on child development theories and their application on ECCE practice
  • Explore the effects of a range of genetic, social, cultural and environmental factors on the holistic development of the child
  • Research a range of theoretical perspectives in the field of behaviour management in support of the holistic development of the child
  • Select from a range of specialised skills to meet the needs of parents, children, colleagues and other stakeholders in an ECCE setting in the context of legislation and national practice guidelines
  • Describe the contribution of the practitioner/parent/guardian to the development and learning of children in the home and in the ECCE setting
  • Organise a variety of detailed observations in support of programme planning for individual and groups of children using a range of tools
  • Evaluate personal and team practice in meeting child development needs in an ECCE setting
  • Identify personal learning goals and assist others in identifying learning and personal development goals

Assessment Method

  •  Project 60%
  • Examination – Theory 40%
child development module

Total price is €295

  • or easy pay instalments available
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