If you love children you know the importance of providing them with the education and skills they will require for life, at an early stage. When you are looking for a diploma course in Early Childhood Education Training, you want to be sure that you are going to gain the skills that you need to enable you to do this. When looking at courses available to you, check for the following things :
- That the qualification is in line with your country’s Graduating Teacher Standards.
- That you will be taught the Early Childhood and Teachers Council Codes of Ethics.
- That you will be taught the rights and responsibilities associated with the education and care of infants, toddlers and young children
In order to become an early childhood teacher you will need to :
- Be armed with the knowledge, skills and attitude of a professional educator
- Understand individual learners in their social context
- Know what to teach and about the way in which children’s minds process knowledge
- Be able to effectively shape the learning environment
- Communicate and relate effectively and appropriately with children
- Be able to encourage good personal relationships with children and their peers
- Respect cultural diversities and be aware of the needs of children from cultures other than yours
A good early childhood education qualification will teach you all of these things. The course information available to you should inform you of your learning outcomes, before you sign up, so that you can feel confident you are going to learn what you need to know.
If studying full time a Diploma of Teaching in Early Childhood can take up to 3 years. It must be noted that course lengths vary in time depending on whether you will be studying full or part time, within an educational institute or extramurally.
When enrolling for your diploma, it is likely that you will need to :
- Have a police check actioned on you
- Provide 2 character references
- Attend an interview within the educational institute you choose
The career opportunities awaiting you when you complete your Diploma, don’t just stop at the kindergartens, preschools and playcentres. For instance, you could be employed as a Nanny, an early childhood programme facilitator, lecturer or education administrator. Of course, if you were willing to further your studies there are many more opportunities awaiting you.
So why not get searching for an Early Childhood Education training course today?
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