Unit Code: ES107A

Unit Title: Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

This unit is about young children learning and developing through play in early childhood environments. The importance of providing expressive and creative resources and experiences for children is looked into with theories of play. Cross-cultural learning experiences are also explored. Teacher trainees will be introduced to observation strategies to assist them to analyse and assess children’s learning. The unit emphasises the roles of the teacher and other adults, and the importance of the socio-cultural environment in children’s learning. It further aims to equip teacher trainees with the relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes or values to work with young children in early childhood centres as children learn and develop through play.