Foundations of Early Childhood Education

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Foundations of Early Childhood Education

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Early Childhood Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Teaching(Primary) / Bachelor Early Childhood Studies and associated programs.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This course will introduce students to a variety of early childhood services and investigate what it means to become an early childhood educator. Key elements of education for birth to eight-year olds will be studied. These will include the philosophy and practice of early childhood, the social and psychological contexts of children and their families, and the diversity of curricula approaches across child care and school sites. Emphasis will be placed on an approach that recognises young children as active participants in their own life.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.