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Individual academic courses offer students the opportunity to increase their understanding of a specific topic while gaining the tools they need to apply that understanding to real life situations. Courses are a great way to receive instruction, and many of them can be taken online.

What is a course in early childhood education? A course in early childhood education gives students the skills and knowledge they need to instruct and care for preschool and primary-school aged children. Topics such as classroom management, curriculum planning, and human growth and development are commonly included in these courses. Students are also given the tools they need to encourage a long-term love of learning in students. These skills are taught using observation, class participation, and examinations.

There are many benefits to taking a course in early childhood education. These courses directly prepare students to find employment in this particular industry. A course can also give students insight into the inner-workings of a preschool or elementary school.

The cost of taking an early childhood education course varies from institution to institution. It is also heavily influenced by program competitiveness and geographic location. The best way to understand potential course costs is to contact a school directly.

After taking this course, students will have a greater perspective regarding the educational needs of young children. If the course is taken in conjunction with other similar courses, a student may have a chance to earn a degree in early childhood education. This will provide the student with the chance to instruct children up to the age of 12. Many will find employment with public school systems, while others may choose to work for private schools. Those already employed in this particular field may find this course to be a great way to update their skill set.

Many schools will allow students to take an online course in early childhood education. To learn more about your options, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

 

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15 Results in Early Childhood Education

Campus Universitario Europeo

Originating from the Latin word infantia, childhood is the period of human life from birth to puberty.The concept allows you to name the set of children of that age ... [+]

Expert - Autonomy and Child Health Originating from the Latin word infantia, childhood is the period of human life since are born until puberty. The concept allows you to name the set of children of that age (Infants) and the first state of a thing after birth or foundation (for example, "the childhood of an institution"). During this period it will be vital insight into the necesidas and obligations from the smallest to offer an education and a series of essential values for proper physical and emotional development.

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To whom is it addressed?

- Students of magisterium, pedagogy, psychology, special education ... - Teachers - Educators, psychologists, poricultoras ... ... [-]

Spain Marbella A Coruña Madrid
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
6 months
Online
Campus Universitario Europeo

The game is the main occupation of the child as well as a very important role, because through it can be stimulated and acquire greater development in different areas suc ... [+]

Expert - Children's Play and Methodology The game is the main occupation of the child as well as a very important role, because through it can be stimulated and acquire greater development in different areas such as are psychomotor, cognitive and affective-social. The game also has purposes in children educational and also contributes in increasing their creative abilities, so is considered an effective means for understanding reality. Through play small experience, learn, reflect and transform actively reality. Children grow through play, so we should not limit the child in this recreational activity.

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To whom is it addressed?

- Students of magisterium, pedagogy, psychology, special education ... - Teachers - Educators, psychologists, poricultoras ... ... [-]

Spain Marbella A Coruña Madrid
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
6 months
Online
Campus Universitario Europeo

Originating from the Latin word infantia, childhood is the period of human life from birth to puberty.The concept allows you to name the set of children of that age ... [+]

Expert - Early Childhood Education Originating from the Latin word infantia, childhood is the period of human life since are born until puberty. The concept allows you to name the set of children of that age (Infants) and the first state of a thing after birth or foundation (for example, "the childhood of an institution"). During this period it will be vital insight into the necesidas and obligations from the smallest to offer an education and a series of essential values for proper physical and emotional development.

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To whom is it addressed?

- Students of magisterium, pedagogy, psychology, special education ... - Teachers - Educators, psychologists, poricultoras... ... [-]

Spain Marbella A Coruña Madrid
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
6 months
Online
Kinsale College

This full-time award leads to a QQI level 5 Certificate after one year. The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leadi ... [+]

Early Childhood Care and Education

This full-time award leads to a QQI level 5 Certificate after one year. The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognized qualification for those wishing to work in the childcare sector in a variety of areas such as; working with the child in a daycare nursery, preschool or with a child with a specific need.

About The Course

This full-time award leads to a QQI level 5 Certificate after one year. The course is structured to provide students with a high standard of training and assessment leading to a recognized qualification for those wishing to work in the childcare sector in a variety of areas such as; working with the child in a daycare nursery, preschool or with a child with a specific need. The course is also designed for those who intend to pursue further training in the childcare sector in Institutes of Technology and in Universities. Students spend four days per week in college-based training and 120 hours of work experience. The work experience is monitored so that the student receives on-going constructive feedback. The graduate from this course will be qualified to work independently with children, in a crèche or playschool setting.... [-]

Ireland Kinsale
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1 year
Campus
Imagine Education Australia

Imagine Education Australia’s Faculty of Early Childhood Education delivers training in Children’s Services. We are a unique training organization as we have two Childcar ... [+]

Best Courses in Early Childhood Education 2019.

Imagine a career in childcare

Imagine Education Australia’s Faculty of Early Childhood Education delivers training in Children’s Services. We are a unique training organization as we have two Childcare Centres on-site for our students to access for live practical training. The Early Childhood Education Faculty is committed to research and professional development which is passed on through our educational programs. Our childcare courses include:

Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care [-]
Australia Gold Coast Brisbane
January 2020
Campus
IES Abroad

While studying abroad in Rome, you take courses on child development, cross-cultural psychology, the Italian education system, and more. ... [+]

Why Rome?

When it comes to studying education in Italy, there’s no place like Rome. From Montessori schools to Italy’s inclusive education model, Rome has been the birthplace of various revolutionary education practices. Learn about the history of schooling in Italy on our Early Childhood Education Program, and gain hands-on experience in local classrooms that give you an inside look at global topics affecting the education world today.

What You'll Study

While studying abroad in Rome, you take courses on child development, cross cultural psychology, the Italian education system, and more. Learn about the historical roots of Italy’s educational policies and discover the international impact of the work of Italian pedagogues like Maria Montessori, Loris Malaguzzi, and Don Lorenzo Milani. As part of your coursework, you’ll also spend time in preschools in Rome and Bologna observing best education practices and witnessing the Montessori and Reggio Emilia approaches at work.... [-]

Italy Rome
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Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
MECAT

The course aims to provide the trainees with a strong foundation of the principles of early childhood education. It combines the key aspects of early childhood teaching a ... [+]

About the Course

The course aims to provide the trainees with a strong foundation of the principles of early childhood education. It combines the key aspects of early childhood teaching and emphasizes the various stages of learning which support development during the early childhood years.

Target Audience

This course is immensely helpful for early childhood teachers, course coordinators, curriculum developers, consultants associated with pre-schools, anyone connected with early childhood care, and for those planning to open a pre-school.

Learning Objectives

This course acquaints the trainees with the basic concepts and theories of early childhood teaching along with the practical teaching skills to get ready to face challenges of diverse preschool classrooms of the 21st century. The course also introduces trainees to the conceptual framework for designing and developing activities that would equip young learners with basic reading, writing, listening and speaking skills. Trainees will also be equipped with the knowledge and skills to promote numeracy skills, problem solving and social skills in kindergarten children through block play and math activities.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Dubai
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Distance Learning Centre

The Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools (QCF) – Level 3 Course is available to learners 16+ who are working within a school, particularly in the rol ... [+]

The Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools (QCF) – Level 3 Course is available to learners 16+ who are working within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. It is a competency-based qualification which requires students to be employed in a school setting or to have placement. In particular, it is for those members of the school workforce who directly support teaching & learning of pupils in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills.

The qualification is designed for those learners already working or volunteering in a learning support role in a school environment who want to develop their knowledge and skills or confirm occupational competency. There is a requirement for assessment in a real work environment so learners must have a placement (either as a volunteer or as a member of staff) in a school environment. Learners must be at least 16 to take this qualification.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
250 hours
Online
Distance Learning Centre

The CACHE Childcare and Education (VRQ) - Level 3 Award Course is a course designed for students who want to start a career in Childcare and acts as an perfect preparatio ... [+]

The CACHE Childcare and Education (VRQ) - Level 3 Award Course is a course designed for students who want to start a career in Childcare and acts as an perfect preparation for those who want to follow on to do CACHE Level 3 Certificate or Diploma qualifications.

Childcare is a competitive industry, and employers increasingly look for job applicants holding nationally recognised qualifications. This CACHE course provides successful learners with a Level 3 qualification especially designed for those looking to work with children ages 0-5 in a professional childcare setting.

The Diploma level course would enable learners to gain the knowledge and experience to allow them to work with children from birth to 5 years in non-supervised capacity. It should be stressed, however, that the Award itself is a valuable standalone qualification in its own right, and will be especially useful to those looking to boost their CV with a view to working with children in a supervised capacity. It would also be suitable for those already working in childcare as a piece of CPD (Continuing Professional Development).... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
180 hours
Online
Distance Learning Centre

The Children & Young People’s Workforce (QCF) - Level 2 Course is for students who want to work in the childcare sector. The course is suitable for anyone wishing to ... [+]

The Children & Young People’s Workforce (QCF) - Level 2 Course is for students who want to work in the childcare sector. The course is suitable for anyone wishing to start a career in childcare and it provides a starting point to the formal qualifications required for working in this sector.

It provides an ideal route into a career in child care and results in a fully recognised qualification which enables students to work competently in a supervised capacity within a child care setting.

On successful completion, students will receive the Children and Young People’s Workforce level 2 Certificate Qualification with 35 credits issued.

Please Note: Because this is a competence based qualification, students will need to have a placement in a child care setting in which to gather evidence of skills and learning, and you will need to nominate a workplace supervisor qualified to level 4 or above in childcare, who will oversee your practical evidence gathering. a work placement of at least 50 hours is recommended to complete this option.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
300 hours
Online
UK Open College

CACHE accredited “Childcare & Education” level 3 course is suitable for all students looking for an introduction to the childcare sector. The course provided in partn ... [+]

CACHE accredited “Childcare & Education” level 3 course is suitable for all students looking for an introduction to the childcare sector. The course provided in partnership with UK Distance Learning & Publishing is aimed at students looking to enter the early years and childcare sector. This course will also prepare students for the certificate and diploma courses. No experience of working with children is required to enrol in this course. Fully recognised & accepted by OFSTED.

The course provides the perfect stepping stone for further studies at a later date if required.

Qualification: Level 3 Award in Childcare & Education (VRQ) Accredited: Yes QCF Recognised: Yes at level 3 Awarding Body: CACHE Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year Duration: Flexible - Approx 180 Hours - 12 Months Max Support UCAS points: 15 Syllabus Unit 1: Child Development from Conception to 7 Years Unit 2: Children's Health and Well Being Understand development from conception to birth and routine screening programmes in the first year of life. Understand stages and sequences of development from birth to seven years Understand theory and educational frameworks which inform knowledge and understanding of early years practice. Understand the role of the early years' practitioner when promoting child development from birth to seven years. Understand how to plan opportunities for children’s learning and development from birth to five years. Understand children’s needs in relation to emotional well-being. Understand the needs of children during transition and significant events. Understand the physical care needs of... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
180 hours
Online
UK Open College

This home study qualification has been developed for people wanting to work in the children and young people’s workforce in Early Years, Nursery and Reception Class Settin ... [+]

This home study qualification has been developed for people wanting to work in the children and young people’s workforce in Early Years, Nursery and Reception Class Settings. It is ideal for learners who are just starting out in their career and do not feel ready to take a full Level 3 qualification. An ideal first step for those students looking to progress onto the new early years' educator course in the future. Recognised & Accepted by OFSTED.

Suitable for those in full or part-time learning or employment, it builds the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth up to 19 years. On completion, learners will be able to work under guidance, in a wide range of job roles.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
320 hours
Online
Fleming College

In the Early Childhood Education program you will learn how to help young children develop their physical, social, and intellectual skills, their self-confidence and imag ... [+]

In the Early Childhood Education program you will learn how to help young children develop their physical, social, and intellectual skills, their self-confidence and imagination.

Program Highlights

Learn how to support, encourage and promote a young child’s growth and development through observation and implementation of creative play based learning experiences.

At Fleming College Early Childhood Education students have unique opportunities to engage in active classroom learning environments that equip students with the skills and knowledge required to work with children (birth to 12 years).

All courses are based on a philosophy that encourages inclusive practices and partnerships with families. An emphasis is placed on applying what’s learned in the classroom to real–world settings, preparing students to start their careers as early childhood educators.... [-]

Canada Peterborough Lindsay Minden Cobourg  + 1 More
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Full-time
4 semesters
Campus
Somerset College

If you’re committed to making a difference to the lives of children and young people, our courses in Early Childhood Studies are the perfect foundation for your career. ... [+]

Course Description

If you’re committed to making a difference to the lives of children and young people, our courses in Early Childhood Studies are the perfect foundation for your career.

They are designed specifically for people who wish to pursue a career in Early Years care, or who are already working in that sector. So if you know that working with young people is your passion, this is the course for you.

The course includes modules in the following areas in the first year:

Maths, Science and the Child Language, Literacy and the Child Play and Learning Learning and Development Professional Practice and the Workplace Applied Social Science

The second year covers:... [-]

United Kingdom Taunton
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
International Montessori Institute

This training programme includes the main theory of Montessori, as well as the importance of the emotional and relational elements, which are essential to reach excellenc ... [+]

Limited Places

This training programme includes the main theory of Montessori, as well as the importance of the emotional and relational elements, which are essential to reach excellence in daily educational practice. It sets an overview of the Montessori working areas, in which the Montessori philosophy and the practical work are perfectly integrated; thus ensuring the acquisition and understanding of all necessary tools to apply Montessori Education.

Montessori’s education is an educational proposal with deep scientific foundations and has gained wide international recognition for its innovative profile that helps children in their holistic development: mind, body and emotions. Being a scientific method, which is based on the systematic observation of the real nature of children, it is suited to the specific needs of each stage of development of the person. Dr Maria Montessori noted the importance of the first years of life and the need for providing a prepared environment for the child; a true “life support” as a revolutionary element of our society. ... [-]

Spain Vilafant Italy Rome Barcelona  + 1 More
September 2019
Full-time
3 months
Online