Early Childhood Development Aim of the Programme

The aim of the course is to equip teachers and children ministry workers. ECD (“Elevate” Early Childhood Development) gives children the opportunity to engage in a variety of educational and social activities. In this training, children develop and are prepared for school. Elevate Training will focus on how to effectively plan and report a child’s development.

ACCREDITATION

This course was submitted to ACRP and has received accreditation of 30 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points. To qualify for the SAQA CPD points with ACRP, please be advised that it entails a registration fee of R170.00 and an annual fee of R150.00 for the duration of your studies.

The Structure of the Early Childhood Development Training

MODULE DETAILS
1 The fundamentals of the elevate education programme.
2 How children learn and develop.
3 Obstacles experienced by children and how to overcome those.
4 The value and power of spiritual inputs.
5 Specific goals for the “elevate education” programme.
6 Understanding the parts of the elevate daily programme.
7 Understanding the structure of the lesson plans & other activities.
8 Understanding the curriculum themes that will be covered during the year.
9 Other important aspects to deal with.
10 The classroom, administration cooking and logistics.
11 Health and safety.

MODULE 1 – THE FUNDAMENTALS OF THE ELEVATE EDUCATION PROGRAMME

SEMESTER 1 (a)


  STUDY UNIT STUDY SECTION  
ECD-1.1 Who am I
ECD-1.1 Advice for a New Pre-school Teacher
ECD-1.2 Establish a regular routine and schedule
ECD-1.3 Be an explorer. See things as fresh and new
ECD-1.4 Get to know every child as a unique individual
ECD-1.5 Become a keen and regular observer
ECD-1.6 Keep your sense of humour close by
ECD-1.7 Be yourself
ECD-1.8 Experiment
ECD-1.9 Reflect
ECD-1.10 Be patient

MODULE 2 – HOW CHILDREN LEARN AND DEVELOP


ECD-2.1 The concept of holistic learning
ECD-2.2 Brain development
ECD-2.3 Development of the body (physical development)
ECD-2.4 Cognitive development and critical thinking skills
ECD-2.5 Emotional development
ECD-2.6 Social development / social behaviour / learning social skills
ECD-2.7 Spiritual development
ECD-2.8 Moral development
ECD-2.9 Discipline
ECD-2.10 Life skills
ECD-2.11 Artistic development

Cost & Information

Cost:               R1,400.00         7 Sessions

R   600.00         6x R100.00 Sessions: Training and Handbooks

R   400.00         Graduation and rental of gown

R   170.00         ACRP (Association Of Christian Religious Practitioners) Registration

R   150.00         ACRP Annual (Yearly membership fee)

R     80.00        ACRP (Association Of Christian Religious Practitioners) / SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority) Certificate

Duration:      +3-4 hours per session (6 sessions)

Certificate:   ACRP (Association Of Christian Religious Practitioners) / SAQA (South African Qualifications Authority)            Certificate

Duration:      One year: Contact classes (sessions) as scheduled at the beginning of the course

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