This short course provides a comprehensive and solid foundation for ECD practitioners wishing to improve the quality of their ECD practices. In addition to the NQF Level 4 unit standards offered in the Basic Child Care course, the course includes another two Level 4 unit standards which focus on the more practical aspects of designing activities for children up to the age of 5 years. You will learn how to prepare creative activities and lesson plans using a wide variety of resources, material and equipment such as arts and crafts, music and the imagination.
A crucial component of this course is critical reflection – asking ECD practitioners to think about their teaching activities by examining what worked well and why. Through this process, the ECD practitioner will receive constructive feedback, support and recommendations on how to improve her learning and teaching experience in the ECD classroom.