New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Learning & Care Level 2

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Plunket is accredited with NZQA to provide the New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Learning and Care, Level 2. 

The programme is made up of five components and all components must be successfully achieved to be awarded the qualification.

Component 1 - ECL201: Holistic wellbeing and care [9 credits]
Component 2 - ECL202: Hygiene, health and safety [5 credits]
Component 3 - ECL203: Development & learning through play [10 credits]
Component 4 - ECL204: Self-awareness, relationships and behaviours [10 credits]
Component 5 - ECL205: Aotearoa in context [8 credits]

The expectation is that each credit will represent approximately 10 hours of learning. This will include class work as well as practicums and self-directed learning. Self-directed learning should be recorded in the learning log at the back of the Learner Workbook.

You may only be completing part of the programme at this time and information relating to each of the components and DAS standards used for assessment will be provided in the Workbooks provided at the start of each new part of the programme.

All components are assessed using NZQA DAS standard

  • US 29852 Basic needs & nutrition

    Demonstrate knowledge of the basic needs and nutrition that support young children's holistic wellbeing and development

    Version:1
    Level 2
    Credits: 4

    People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the basic needs of young children; and demonstrate knowledge of age-related food requirements relevant to healthy eating for young children. This unit standard has been developed primarily for assessment within programmes leading to the New Zealand Certificate in Early Childhood Learning and Care (Level 2).

    This unit standard is an introduction to early childhood learning and life skills. It is designed for people who care for young children in parenting roles, or as support for carers of infants, toddlers and/or young children in a supervised environment.

    Modules include:

    • What are basic needs?
    • Nuture is a basic need
    • Shelter is a basic need
    • Nutrition is a basic need
    • Sleeping is a basic need
    • Cleanliness & bathing is a basic need
    • Clothing is a basic need

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  • US 29855 Attachment relationships

    Describe attachment relationships and strategies used to support transitions for young children

    Version:1
    Level 2
    Credits: 3

    People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe attachment behaviours and patterns of behaviour of young children; describe transition situations where young children require settling; and describe strategies used to support whānau/families and young children through transition situations.

    This unit standard is an introduction to early childhood learning and life skills. It is designed for people who care for young children in parenting roles, or as support for carers of infants, toddlers and/or young children in a supervised environment.

    Modules include:

    • What is attachment
    • Patterns of secure and insecure attachment
    • Minor transitions
    • Major transitions
    • Other major transitions

     Link to US 29855 on NZQA website

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  • US 29856 Care practices

    Describe and demonstrate care practices for infants and toddlers

    Version:1
    Level 2
    Credits: 2

    People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe and demonstrate care practices for infants and toddlers.

    This unit standard is an introduction to early childhood learning and life skills. It is designed for people who care for young children in parenting roles, or as support for carers of infants, toddlers and/or young children in a supervised environment.

    Modules include:

    • Caring for young infants: birth to six months: nurturing, feeding & sleeping
    • Caring for young infants: birth to six months: nappy changing, bathing, dressing, playing and communicating
    • Caring for older infants: six months until walking: nurturing, feeding, and sleeping; bathing, dressing, playing and communicating
    • Caring for toddlers: walking to two and a half - three years: nurturing, feeding, sleeping, bathing, toileting, dressing, playing and communicating.

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  • US 29853 Child health & wellbeing

    Demonstrate knowledge of health issues and services available to protect and enhance the wellbeing of young children

    Version:1
    Level 2
    Credits: 2

    People credited with this unit standard are able to: demonstrate knowledge of health issues, communicable diseases and environmental factors affecting the health and wellbeing of young children; demonstrate knowledge of immunisation programmes and health services in the community that protect and enhance the wellbeing of young children.

    This unit standard is an introduction to early childhood learning and life skills. It is designed for people who care for young children in parenting roles, or as support for carers of infants, toddlers and/or young children in a supervised environment.

    Modules include:

    • Environmental factors that affect the health and wellbeing of young children
    • Health issues affecting young children
    • Communicable conditions
    • Immunisation and disease prevention
    • Child health services in the community and responding to illness

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  • US 29854 Hygiene & safety

    Describe personal and environmental hygiene and safety practices for the care of young children

    Version:1
    Level 2
    Credits: 2

    People credited with this unit standard are able to describe personal and environmental hygiene and safety practices for the care of young children.

    This unit standard is an introduction to early childhood learning and life skills. It is designed for people who care for young children in parenting roles, or as support for carers of infants, toddlers and/or young children in a supervised environment.

    Modules include:

    • Personal hygiene for adults and young children
    • Environmental hygiene
    • Safety practices
    • Backyard safety

    Link to US 29854 on NZQA website

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  • US 29857 Learning & development

    Describe patterns of development and learning for young children

    Version:1
    Level 2
    Credits: 5

    People credited with this unit standard are able to describe: the patterns of children’s development and learning from birth to school entry age; and the development of speech and language in young children.

    This unit standard is an introduction to early childhood learning and life skills. It is designed for people who care for young children in parenting roles, or as support for carers of infants, toddlers and/or young children in a supervised environment.

    Modules include:

    • Introduction to child development
    • Physical development
    • Social and emotional development
    • Cognitive development
    • Speech and language development
    • Supporting speech and language development

    Link to US 29857 on NZQA website

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  • US 29858 Play experiences

    Provide and reflect on the value of play experiences for a child's development and learning

    Version:1
    Level 2
    Credits: 5

    People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe the importance of environment, interactions and the value of play for young children’s development and learning; provide and reflect on play experiences for a child or children.

    This unit standard is an introduction to early childhood learning and life skills. It is designed for people who care for young children in parenting roles, or as support for carers of infants, toddlers and/or young children in a supervised environment.

    Modules include:

    • Introduction to play and play environments
    • Providing play experiences for infants
    • Creating play resources for infants
    • Providing play experiences for toddlers
    • Creating play resources for toddlers
    • Providing play experiences for young children
    • Low cost play resources for young children, excursions, and planning

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  • US 29859 Values & beliefs

    Describe values and beliefs that inform own personal approach to the learning and care of young children

    Version:1
    Level 2
    Credits: 4

    People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe past and present views on parenting and influences on approach to learning and care of young children; describe aspects of own whakapapa and/or family history, culture and heritage, and other influences that inform own beliefs about learning and care of young children.

    This unit standard is an introduction to early childhood learning and life skills. It is designed for people who care for young children in parenting roles, or as support for carers of infants, toddlers and/or young children in a supervised environment.

    Modules include:

    • Understanding the origins of beliefs and values
    • Past views and influences on parenting and childrearing in Aotearoa
    • Views and influences on parenting and child rearing in Aotearoa from the 1970’s
    • Whakapapa and/or family history that have informed personal beliefs about the learning and care of young children
    • Experiences and other influences shaping personal beliefs about the learning and care of children

    Link to US 29859 on NZQA website

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  • US 29860 Relationships & behaviour

    escribe strategies and practices used to develop positive relationships and to guide behaviour in young children

    Version:1
    Level 2
    Credits: 6

    People credited with this unit standard are able to: describe and reflect on strategies that assist to develop positive relationships with young children in early childhood learning and care settings; describe guidance strategies and practices that support the development of children learning to manage their own behaviour; and describe strategies to respond to challenging behaviour from young children.

    This unit standard is an introduction to early childhood learning and life skills. It is designed for people who care for young children in parenting roles, or as support for carers of infants, toddlers and/or young children in a supervised environment.

    Modules include:

    • Developing relationships with adults in early learning and care settings
    • Building responsive relationships with children in early learning and care settings
    • Behaviour is a means of communication
    • Helping children manage their own behaviour
    • Practical module

    Link to US 29860 on NZQA website

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  • US 29861 Support services

    Identify and describe agencies/services available in the community to support young children and families

    Version:1
    Level 2
    Credits: 3

    People credited with this unit standard are able to: identify and describe support services and networks available in the community to assist young children and whānau/families; identify and describe own personal support needs and how identified agencies/services provide services to meet these needs.

    This unit standard is an introduction to early childhood learning and life skills. It is designed for people who care for young children in parenting roles, or as support for carers of infants, toddlers and/or young children in a supervised environment.

    Modules include:

    • Government agencies and services
    • Non government agencies and services
    • Money, understanding how things work in New Zealand
    • The cost of living, personal budgeting and budgeting agencies
    • Understanding personal support needs

    Link to US 29861 on NZQA website

     

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  • US 23091 Communication in the workplace using Te Reo

    Communicate in the workplace using conversational te reo Māori and waiata

    Coming in Term 1 2020

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