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Best Online Courses in Early Childhood Education 2019

Online courses are a great way for students to develop a deeper knowledge of a subject without the pressure demanded by an on-campus class. Rather than going to class on a set schedule, you can log onto an online course to learn whenever you want.

What is an online course in early childhood education? This online class develops students’ knowledge of the practices, theories and approaches one may take to educate children between infancy and age two. This is a formative period for children, and the class typically focuses on understanding the stages of development they are in so that educators can better teach children. Some of the other areas covered in the course may be forming appropriate learning activities and creating educational settings for children.

This course is beneficial to any student who aspires to enter a career in early childhood education. Developing lesson plans and building the ability to teach is a skill that will be applicable to a litany of other potential career choices, too.

If you are like many students, and you are worried about the cost of enrolling in a course, you may be relieved to know that the admission office at the school you attend can provide information on financial aid.

Many students who elect to take an online course in early childhood education are likely also pursuing careers in the field, but there are plenty of other job opportunities you may pursue as a result of the course. With the knowledge you develop, you could seek out jobs working as an educational consultant, child development specialist or teacher at another grade level. These are just a few of the opportunities that will let you put your knowledge of early childhood and education to use.

Schools around the world offer online courses in early childhood education. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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7 Results in Early Childhood Education

Campus Universitario Europeo

The game is the main occupation of the child as well as a very important role, because through it can be stimulated and acquire greater development in different areas suc ... [+]

Expert - Children's Play and Methodology The game is the main occupation of the child as well as a very important role, because through it can be stimulated and acquire greater development in different areas such as are psychomotor, cognitive and affective-social. The game also has purposes in children educational and also contributes in increasing their creative abilities, so is considered an effective means for understanding reality. Through play small experience, learn, reflect and transform actively reality. Children grow through play, so we should not limit the child in this recreational activity.

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To whom is it addressed?

- Students of magisterium, pedagogy, psychology, special education ... - Teachers - Educators, psychologists, poricultoras ... ... [-]

Spain Marbella A Coruña Madrid
September 2019
Full-time
Part-time
6 months
Online
Distance Learning Centre

The Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools (QCF) – Level 3 Course is available to learners 16+ who are working within a school, particularly in the rol ... [+]

The Specialist Support for Teaching & Learning in Schools (QCF) – Level 3 Course is available to learners 16+ who are working within a school, particularly in the role of a Teaching Assistant, Classroom Assistant or Learning Support Assistant. It is a competency-based qualification which requires students to be employed in a school setting or to have placement. In particular, it is for those members of the school workforce who directly support teaching & learning of pupils in an area that requires specialist knowledge and skills.

The qualification is designed for those learners already working or volunteering in a learning support role in a school environment who want to develop their knowledge and skills or confirm occupational competency. There is a requirement for assessment in a real work environment so learners must have a placement (either as a volunteer or as a member of staff) in a school environment. Learners must be at least 16 to take this qualification.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
250 hours
Online
Distance Learning Centre

The CACHE Childcare and Education (VRQ) - Level 3 Award Course is a course designed for students who want to start a career in Childcare and acts as an perfect preparatio ... [+]

The CACHE Childcare and Education (VRQ) - Level 3 Award Course is a course designed for students who want to start a career in Childcare and acts as an perfect preparation for those who want to follow on to do CACHE Level 3 Certificate or Diploma qualifications.

Childcare is a competitive industry, and employers increasingly look for job applicants holding nationally recognised qualifications. This CACHE course provides successful learners with a Level 3 qualification especially designed for those looking to work with children ages 0-5 in a professional childcare setting.

The Diploma level course would enable learners to gain the knowledge and experience to allow them to work with children from birth to 5 years in non-supervised capacity. It should be stressed, however, that the Award itself is a valuable standalone qualification in its own right, and will be especially useful to those looking to boost their CV with a view to working with children in a supervised capacity. It would also be suitable for those already working in childcare as a piece of CPD (Continuing Professional Development).... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
180 hours
Online
Distance Learning Centre

The Children & Young People’s Workforce (QCF) - Level 2 Course is for students who want to work in the childcare sector. The course is suitable for anyone wishing to ... [+]

The Children & Young People’s Workforce (QCF) - Level 2 Course is for students who want to work in the childcare sector. The course is suitable for anyone wishing to start a career in childcare and it provides a starting point to the formal qualifications required for working in this sector.

It provides an ideal route into a career in child care and results in a fully recognised qualification which enables students to work competently in a supervised capacity within a child care setting.

On successful completion, students will receive the Children and Young People’s Workforce level 2 Certificate Qualification with 35 credits issued.

Please Note: Because this is a competence based qualification, students will need to have a placement in a child care setting in which to gather evidence of skills and learning, and you will need to nominate a workplace supervisor qualified to level 4 or above in childcare, who will oversee your practical evidence gathering. a work placement of at least 50 hours is recommended to complete this option.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
300 hours
Online
UK Open College

CACHE accredited “Childcare & Education” level 3 course is suitable for all students looking for an introduction to the childcare sector. The course provided in partn ... [+]

CACHE accredited “Childcare & Education” level 3 course is suitable for all students looking for an introduction to the childcare sector. The course provided in partnership with UK Distance Learning & Publishing is aimed at students looking to enter the early years and childcare sector. This course will also prepare students for the certificate and diploma courses. No experience of working with children is required to enrol in this course. Fully recognised & accepted by OFSTED.

The course provides the perfect stepping stone for further studies at a later date if required.

Qualification: Level 3 Award in Childcare & Education (VRQ) Accredited: Yes QCF Recognised: Yes at level 3 Awarding Body: CACHE Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year Duration: Flexible - Approx 180 Hours - 12 Months Max Support UCAS points: 15 Syllabus Unit 1: Child Development from Conception to 7 Years Unit 2: Children's Health and Well Being Understand development from conception to birth and routine screening programmes in the first year of life. Understand stages and sequences of development from birth to seven years Understand theory and educational frameworks which inform knowledge and understanding of early years practice. Understand the role of the early years' practitioner when promoting child development from birth to seven years. Understand how to plan opportunities for children’s learning and development from birth to five years. Understand children’s needs in relation to emotional well-being. Understand the needs of children during transition and significant events. Understand the physical care needs of... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
180 hours
Online
UK Open College

This home study qualification has been developed for people wanting to work in the children and young people’s workforce in Early Years, Nursery and Reception Class Settin ... [+]

This home study qualification has been developed for people wanting to work in the children and young people’s workforce in Early Years, Nursery and Reception Class Settings. It is ideal for learners who are just starting out in their career and do not feel ready to take a full Level 3 qualification. An ideal first step for those students looking to progress onto the new early years' educator course in the future. Recognised & Accepted by OFSTED.

Suitable for those in full or part-time learning or employment, it builds the knowledge and skills needed when working with children and young people from birth up to 19 years. On completion, learners will be able to work under guidance, in a wide range of job roles.... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
320 hours
Online
International Montessori Institute

This training programme includes the main theory of Montessori, as well as the importance of the emotional and relational elements, which are essential to reach excellenc ... [+]

Limited Places

This training programme includes the main theory of Montessori, as well as the importance of the emotional and relational elements, which are essential to reach excellence in daily educational practice. It sets an overview of the Montessori working areas, in which the Montessori philosophy and the practical work are perfectly integrated; thus ensuring the acquisition and understanding of all necessary tools to apply Montessori Education.

Montessori’s education is an educational proposal with deep scientific foundations and has gained wide international recognition for its innovative profile that helps children in their holistic development: mind, body and emotions. Being a scientific method, which is based on the systematic observation of the real nature of children, it is suited to the specific needs of each stage of development of the person. Dr Maria Montessori noted the importance of the first years of life and the need for providing a prepared environment for the child; a true “life support” as a revolutionary element of our society. ... [-]

Spain Vilafant Italy Rome Barcelona  + 1 More
April 2019
Full-time
3 months
Online