This course will equip those who wish to work with very young children between 3 months and 18 months with the knowledge and skills for their effective care and management.
The course is designed to prepare care-givers and teachers working with infants and toddlers acquire the relevant knowledge and skills that are required for the operation of Infant and Toddlers Care programme.
During the course of study, students will explore key principles and practices that will enable them to learn how to nurture and support infants’ development from 2 months to 36 months in a centre based or home environment
The course provides participants with:
- Demonstrates understanding of and implementations of Montessori Philosophy with a focus from prenatal to age three.
- A clear understanding of the developmental milestones and emerging skills in the first three years of childhood.
- The necessary knowledge and skills systematically as need to perform their roles as infant/toddler teachers.
- The theoretical knowledge and practical skills to plan curriculum for infants and toddlers.
- Demonstrates observation, documentation and analytical skills necessary for planning and recording the progress of children.
- The understanding of their roles and responsibilities in the care and development of infants and toddlers.
- Develops supportive partnerships with culturally diverse families.
- Understanding of safety, health and nutrition
Mode of Assessment
A combination of Projects/Assignments and Practicum Assessment.
How long does it take to complete?
Student are given two years to complete but can be complete quicker, depending on number of home study hours the student can undertake
Applicants are assessed on their individual merits but must have obtained at least 3 GCE “O” levels (or its equivalent). They must also have a good standard of both written and spoken English. They must be at least 17 years of age. Mature candidates may be considered on a case-to-case basis.