Tawa College Tawa College

NCEA Level 2 Early Childhood Education 201

Course Description

Teacher in Charge: Ms K. Eastham.

Recommended Prior Learning

Minimum 30 L1 credits, including 10 literacy credits, or be interviewed by the HOD. Students should have a genuine interest in Early Childhood Education or related pathways.

Early Childhood Education
This course offers students interested in ECE credits through Plunket's ECE Learning and Development Programme. There is a combination of theory with some practical experience. Topics covered include basic needs and nutrition, attachment relationships, and learning and development.

Students need a genuine interest in ECE or related pathways such as caregiving or nursing.

Units are provided by Plunket.

Course Overview

Term 1
Intro to ECE as a Career, caring for babies and young children.
We will explore the pathways to a career in ECE and complete the two units while connecting with each other as a group.
TC values: Connect/Kia Kotahi, Reflect/Kia Whaiwhakaaro

Basic needs and nutrition that support young children's holistic wellbeing and development
Hygiene and Safety

Term 2
Health and wellbeing in babies and young children
Hauora - also exploring ways of managing one's own wellbeing whilst caring for others.
TC values: Respect/Kia Manaaki

Health, wellbeing and services
Care practice for infants and toddlers,

Term 3
Educational practices and development

Play experiences
Learning and development.

Learning Areas:

Transition and Careers


NCEA Level 3 Pathways 301, NCEA Level 3 Early Childhood Education 301, NCEA Level 3 Gateway 301

This course prepares students for pathways including early childhood teaching, care giving, and nursing.

Career Pathways

Registered Nurse, Midwife, Oral Health Therapist, Early Childhood Teacher, Health Care Assistant, Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori, Nanny/Child Carer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Teacher Aide