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Year 9 Early Childhood Studies

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​​​Society has a responsibility to provide a safe, nurturing and challenging environment for children in their early years, as this is crucial to optimal growth and development. Study of this course will promote an awareness and sense of understanding for children, their parents, caregivers and those who have the potential to influence a child’s learning environments.​

Subject descript​​ion

Early Childhood provides an introduction to caring for children. Students will study a range of topics that will give them a broad overview of early childhood development along with an insight into how the child care industry operates. Comprising of both theoretical and practical components students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge using both research skills and hands on experiences. 

Students will study a variety of different topics such as: 

  • Physical, social, emotional and cognitive development of children 
  • Reproduction, sexual health and childbi​rth 
  • Prenatal development 
  • Caring for children within an Early Learning Centre 

Out of class requirem​ents

Set homework tasks 

What’s important for this sub​ject

Compassion and interest in assisting the very young. ​

​​​Year 10/11 Courses and​ Pre requisites
​​Cert lll Childhood Education and Care ​


Extra-Curricular Opportunities​​​
​Traineeship opportunities in Year 11 and 12​



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Last reviewed 21 May 2021
Last updated 21 May 2021