Early Intervention in Early Childhood (EDMT6502)


The focus of the unit is on the principles of inclusion, constructed views of normality, individual differences, identification and assessment of babies' and young children's development, and support for children and families. Transitions across multiple contexts over the time young children are in early childhood services will also be addressed. The unit looks at children in the contexts of their families, and offers ways to empower and support families as they make decisions about their children's development and education. Includes six hours field placement in an early intervention setting.

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1x2-hr seminar/wk for 9 wks, 6-hrs field placement


20 min in-class presentation (30%) and 1500wd critique (40%) and 1200wd situational analysis (30%)

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

48 credit points of Early Childhood Curriculum and Professional Studies units

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