Early Childhood Settings and Communities (EDMT5561)


This unit of study helps students become familiar with the early childhood landscape in Australia and the range of early childhood services and settings available for children from birth to five years and their families. Students begin to develop familiarity with the regulatory frameworks around early childhood services and their responsibilities in relation to these. Students will also examine the literature relating to early childhood education policy issues and quality care and education in early childhood services. As part of this unit students visit 8 early learning settings with a community learning focus.

Further unit of study information


1x2-hr tutorial/wk and 6 visits to early childhood learning settings


2000wd essay (50%) and 2000wd report (50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.