Early Childhood Education & Play
5N1773

Early Childhood Education & Play Course 

The purpose of the Early Childhood Education & Play course is to equip you with the knowledge, skill and competence to ensure that each child’s learning, development and well being is facilitated through the provision of opportunities, experiences, activities, interaction, materials and equipment, having regard to the age and stage of development of the child and the child’s cultural context.

Learning Outcomes

  • Outline the types, stages patterns and purposes of children’s play
  • Describe a range of theories of play in the context of children’s education to include Psychoanalytic theories (Freud, Winnicott) and Constructivist theories (Piaget, Vygotsky)
  • Evaluate the role of the adult in children’s play
  • Explore a child lead approach to meeting the play and educational requirements of children
  • Describe different approaches to curriculum development and implementation in the ECCE setting
  • Assess the value of equipment, materials, play spaces, both indoors and outdoor in the ECCE setting
  • Use a range of reading and storytelling techniques appropriate to different stages of children’s development and cultural background
  • Select relevant play activities and materials appropriate to children’s interest, stage of development and cultural background
  • Implement appropriate curricula which promotes learning and the holistic development of the child
  • Reflect on own role and responsibilities when supporting children in their play

Assessment Method

  • Assignment 30%
  • Assignment 30%
  • Skills Demonstration 40%
early childhood education & play

Total price is €295

  • or easy pay instalments available
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