Early Childhood Education and Play (5N1773)

Category: QQI

Early Childhood Education and Play (5N1773) QQI Level 5

This course ensures that you facilitate each child'ss learning, development and wellbeing through the provision of opportunities,
experiences, activities, interaction, materials and equipment, having regard to the age and stage of development of the child and the child's cultural context.

Course Content:

  • Outline the types, stages patterns and purposes of children's play
  • Theories of play in the context of children's education to include Psychoanalytic theories (Freud, Winnicott) and Constructivist theories (Piaget, Vygotsky)
  • Role of the adult in children's play 
  • A child-led approach to meeting the play and educational requirements of children
  • Different approaches to curriculum development and implementation in the ECCE setting
  • Value of equipment, materials, play spaces, both indoors and outdoor in the ECCE setting
  • Range of reading and storytelling techniques appropriate to different stages of children's development and cultural background
  • Relevant play activities and materials appropriate to children┬┐s interest and stage of development and cultural background
  • Appropriate curricula which promotes learning and the holistic development of the child
  • Reflecting on own role and responsibilities when supporting children in their play


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Assessment: Assignment 30%, Assignment 30%, Skills Demonstration 40%

Autumn term, 12 x Monday nights & two Saturdays: Go to Timetable Listings for date, times and fee


Accreditation: QQI: Early Childhood Education and Play (5N1773) Level 5


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