DEVELOP AND MANAGE THE ECD LEARNING PROGRAMME
Unit standards ID: 13855
NQF Level: 5 Credits: 24
CORE UNIT STANDARD
The purpose of this course is to build people who are required to establish and maintain efficient management systems that ensure the effective functioning of the ECD site and promote active communication links between the ECD site, home and broader community.
This course is about develop and manage the ECD learning programme. It will be useful to people who are required to establish and maintain efficient management systems that ensure the effective functioning of the ECD site and promote effective communication links between the ECD site, home, and wider community.
It consists of 1 module with six study units.
- Study unit 1: Working constructively with all other adults involved in the programme.
- Study unit 2: Establishing meaningful partnerships with families and the wider community.
- Study unit 3: Developing and implementing a well-planned learning programme.
- Study unit 4: Selecting appropriate methods and procedures for assessing children’s progress.
- Study unit 5: Establishing and maintaining effective and efficient administrative systems.
- Study unit 6: Advocating and developing high quality ECD programmes and services.
- Lectures 10
- Quizzes 8
- Duration 240 hours
- Skill level All levels
- Language English
- Students 3
- Certificate Yes
- Assessments Yes
Introduction and Notes to the Learner
Dear Learner It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to this module: Develop and manage the ECD learning programme. This module is intended for ECD practitioners who are required to establish and maintain efficient management systems that ensure the effective functioning of the ECD site and promote active communication links between the ECD site, home and broader community. For you to build skills and share our enthusiasm for this field of study, we urge you to read this overview several times so that studying becomes more comfortable. As an adult learner, you are responsible for your learning. Make sure you prepare yourself before each session. This Learner guide is designed in such a way that it gives knowledge to anyone who reads it.
Dear Learner Please note that although your formative assessment is online, you are still required to complete the Portfolio of Evidence (PoE) document below and to send it to Ukhanyiso Ebantwini (Pty) Ltd as part of the assessment process. A facilitator will contact you after you have completed your online formative assessment. He or she will assist you in preparing for the summative assessment and go through this PoE with you. If there are any questions or concerns about the PoE or the summative assessment please contact firstname.lastname@example.org Good luck! Warm regards The Ukhanyiso Ebantwini Team
Study unit 1 Formative Assessment - Working constructively with all other adults involved in an ECD programme
Study Unit 1 Working constructively with all other adults involved in an ECD programme. The importance of children's early development cannot be overstated. Children's success in school and later in life is to a great extent dependent upon their abilities and competencies acquired in preschool. A significant component of an ECD Practitioner is to work and communicate with learners, parents, supervisors and other stakeholders (government departments like Social Development, Public Libraries as well Non-Governmental Organisations that are involved in the Early Childhood Development. In this study unit, we will explore how ECD practitioners can work with colleagues and other adults involved in an ECD programme.
Study Unit 2 Formative Assessment - Establishing meaningful partnerships with families and the wider community
Study Unit 2 Establishing meaningful partnerships with families and the wider community 2. Introduction The common idiom “it takes a village to raise a child" is to a more significant extent true in our communities today. Child care and health practitioners must establish meaningful partnerships with families and the broader community in supporting children's learning and development.
Study unit 3 Formative Assessment - Developing and implementing a well-planned learning programme
Study Unit 3 Developing and implementing a well-planned learning programme The early childhood period is a critical foundational moment in human development. Brain development is at its fastest and most complex during this time, and the neural pathways that support and facilitate later learning and growth are primarily defined in these early years (Shonkoff & Phillips, 2000; Shore, 1997). The best way to start with children is to develop learning programmes that are carefully tailored to balance periods of structured learning with creative activities, ring time and free play. High-quality early childhood programmes have a notable impact on both individual well-being and achievement and the development of societies more broadly. The development and implementation of a well-planned learning programme will be covered in detail in this study unit.
Study unit 4 Formative Assessment - Selecting appropriate methods and procedures for assessing children's progress
Study Unit 4 Selecting appropriate methods and procedures for assessing children's progress Assessment is designed to discover what children know and understand, based on what they make, write, draw, say and do. Early childhood professionals should assess the progress of children's learning and development, what children are ready to learn, and how they can be supported. All children benefit when assessment reflects a whole-child approach, providing a holistic view of learning and development. Early childhood development professionals should use a range of assessment tools, processes and strategies to build on prior learning, avoid duplication and add value. Assessment of children’s learning should be carried out in a way that: • inform their practice • include children's views of their learning • are authentic and responsive to how children demonstrate their learning and development • draw on families’ perspectives, knowledge, experiences and expectations • consider children in the context of their families and provide support to families when necessary • value the culturally specific knowledge embedded within communities about children’s learning and development • are transparent and objective, and provide families with information about their children's learning and development, and about what they can do to support their children further • gather and analyse data from a wide range of sources to help them assess and plan effectively • provide the best possible advice and guidance to children and their families.
Study unit 5 Formative Assessment - Establishing and maintaining effective and efficient administrative systems
Study Unit 5 Establishing and maintaining effective and efficient administrative systems Any organisation that wishes to carry out its mission successfully must have systems that allow it to carry out its work effectively. Moving on to the daily running of the organisation, handled by the staff of the organisation, it is essential to be systematic and methodical. Every organisation should establish and maintain effective and efficient administrative systems for managing the learning programme.
Study unit 6 Formative Assessment - Advocating and developing high-quality ECD programmes and services
Study Unit 6 Advocating and developing high-quality ECD programmes and services Early Childhood Development care and education are widely recognised as having a significant impact on the performance of children's education. It ensures a smooth transition between ECD and pre-primary education and lay the foundation for lifelong learning, and provide better benefits for an individual, the society and the nation. The focus of the ECD programme is to increase the capacity of individuals, communities and all stakeholders involved in the delivery of ECD services. As an ECD practitioner is it important to advocate for ECD programme to improve the management, delivery systems, quality and accessibility of ECD programmes by ensuring communities and stakeholders are well informed about the importance of ECD programme and services provided. This will be discussed in detail in this study unit.