The relative lack of attention to early childhood development in many developing countries remains a puzzle – and an opportunity. This curriculum is aimed at the years prior to children attending formal schooling, which generally

starts at the age of six depending on the individual situation of each child. With this course you will have a good understanding of what childhood development is all about and how to implement key actions and strategies.


Course content includes but is not limited to:


  • Introduction to Early Childhood Development
  • The Threefold Human Being as Basis for Child Development
  • Heredity and Individuality
  • The Three Phases of Child Development
  • Key Learning Areas and Competencies
  • Techniques for Planning and Reflection
  • Child-Centered Approaches
  • Participatory Strategies in Early Childhood Education
  • Working with Parents and Communities
  • Children Affected by Conflict and Violence
  • Being a Visionary Educator


There are no prior learning requirements for this course. There are also no exams, assignment based.


Courses available:

CTA Higher Certificate                                       (Course Code:  ECD01H)

CTA Diploma                                                    (Course Code:  ECD01D)