Early Childhood Education

In early childhood education at Lynfield College students will gain a good understanding of issues relating to the development, care and education of young children
We want our young people to be
  • Confident when dealing with young children, their parents and their teachers
  • Connected within the classroom, the family and the wider early childhood education services in the community
  • Actively involved, contributing positively and presenting themselves in a professional manner
  • Lifelong learners within a sustainable world environment
Students are able to study Childcare at Level 2 and 3. The course consists of unit standards that are provided and moderated by Manukau Institute of Technology.

Learning Outcomes in Early Childhood Education

Over two years of ECE students will demonstrate understanding of the following topics:
  • Basic needs of children
  • Personal and environmental hygiene and safety
  • Health and well-being
  • Age-related nutrition needs
  • Attachment and short-term separation
  • Development and learning
  • Effective communication
  • Relationships
  • Value of play
    IMG 1433
IMG 1379                SDC10508

 Childcare career pathways

Early childhood education teacher
Primary teaching
Flight attendant
Any other employment involving interaction with children