Year 12 Early Childhood
Year 12 ECS is a Level 2 NCEA course based on specific Early
Childhood Education Unit Standard assessments. Some of these
are delivered by Plunket and involve interaction with parents
and their pre-school children to ensure relevant and authentic
learning experiences. Students will cover topics such as
providing care for infants & young children, the value
& importance of play in a young child's development, basic
nutrition requirements for young children (including practical
meal preparation), protecting the health & safety of young
children, and investigating ways care providers in the
community meet the needs of preschool children.
As part of this course, students spend some time visiting in
Early Childhood Education Centres.
This course leads on to Yr13 ECS, although it is not a
requirement to have taken this for entry into
from Year 12 ECS students:
Childhood gives you a wide range of opportunities. You get to
go to a pre-school and look after lovely children and it is a
great experience. This is an awesome, fun subject"
Childhood is a great life skill subject. I chose Early
Childhood for the endless job opportunities" Lillian
Childhood helps me with my future plans on becoming a
kindergarten teacher" Bri
is fun and enjoyable for anyone who loves children. As well as
having fun in class, we also visit preschools and experience
the real thing" Bri
"This is a
really cool subject that gives you great skills for life to
help you with being a parent in the future, and if you are
thinking of Early Childhood or Primary teaching as a career"
preschool placement is a really fun and exciting trip with lots
of hands-on opportunities. And to find out if this is something
you want to do when you leave school" Laura
Childhood Studies has helped me get to experience some pretty
amazing things involving children. My love for children grows
even more with the more I learn and get involved"
12ECS because I enjoy learning about children's well-being and
"While at the
preschool I was able to teach the children how to use their
imagination and learn how to respect their peers"