Early Childhood Settings and Communities (EDEC1001)


This foundational unit of study helps students become familiar with the range of early childhood settings available for children from birth to five years. Students will begin to become familiar with the early childhood landscape, the regulations and quality framework governing early childhood services and the literature relating to quality care and education in early childhood services. This unit incorporates a series of eight visits to community-based early learning settings.

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1hr lecture/wk, 2hr tutorial/wk


2000wd portfolio (20%) and in-class test (40%) and 1000wd essay (40%)

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