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EDUC6013 - Child Growth & Development

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Title:Child Growth & Development
Long Title:Child Growth & Development
Module Code:EDUC6013
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Education Studies
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2022/23 ( September 2022 )
Module Delivered in 1 programme(s)
Module Coordinator: Cian ONeill
Module Author: Judith Butler
Module Description: This module furnishes students with the knowledge, skills and competences to provide for child health and development across a range of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) environments. Students will consider their role in promoting health and well-being in the early years, from an evidence-based perspective, in accordance with regulations (as outlined in the Quality and Regulatory Framework), policy, frameworks and the First 5 government strategy for babies, young children and their families.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the growth and development of young children including developmental milestones in physical, cognitive, language, social and emotional domains of development.
LO2 Identify the significant role of the adult in ensuring the care, education, health, well-being and safety of children from birth to 6 years.
LO3 Apply the relevant legislation, regulations, frameworks, policies and procedures which impact the health and development of children in ECEC.
LO4 Examine a range of common childhood illnesses and the value of health education, promotion and prevention.
LO5 Design documentation and record keeping as required by national practice frameworks, guidelines, regulations.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
No incompatible modules listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

No requirements listed
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Holistic Development
Holistic development, the integrated nature of children development in the following domains; Physical, Cognitive, Language, Social, Emotional, Moral, Spiritual, Creative and Cultural awareness. Growth patterns and child development from infancy to toddler to school age. The newborn, their weight, typical development, and developmental milestones. Cephalocaudal law and proximodistal law. The nine dimensions of children’s development. Reciprocal impacts between play and development. Positive play-based early learning experiences (First 5).
Role of the Adult
The role of the adult in ensuring developmentally appropriate child centred care and education. The significant role of the adult in ensuring the health, well-being and safety of children from birth to 6 years. Capacity to reflect upon role in supporting and ensuring quality experiences for each child. Role model for children and their families.Partnership with parents. The Key Person Approach. The Triangle of Trust, Funds of Knowledge.
Health Promotion and Prevention of Illness
Signs, symptoms and treatments of common childhood illnesses to include exclusion periods, legal requirements for illness, policy, procedures and record keeping, notifiable diseases, to include reporting procedures of these as well as injury or fatality. Importance of immunisation, to include the immunisation schedule. Monitoring and observation, administration of medication. Guidelines to prevent Sudden Infant Death. Partnership with parents. Identification of how social and environmental factors can impact on childhood health such as - health screening, vaccination schedule, family, lifestyle, environment, education, culture and communities, Síolta Standard 9 – Health and Welfare. Early Years Quality and Regulatory Framework. First 5 strategy for babies, young children and their families.
Documentation, Recording and Reporting
Relevant legislation, regulations, frameworks, policies and procedures which impact the holistic care and well-being of children. Documentation of all relevant details of for babies or children attending ECEC, including family history, feeding patterns, food allergies or health issues etc., methods of administration, storage and record keeping.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Practical/Skills Evaluation Create and evaluate recording templates 1,2,3,4,5 35.0 Week 5
Presentation Prepare, present and evaluate a case to workplace colleagues for introducing a new developmentally appropriate health topic to children. 1,2,3,4 40.0 Week 9
Written Report Reflect on how learning from the module will impact practice with babies, young children and their families. 1,2,3,4,5 25.0 Week 13
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class Lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Directed Learning Independent and Directed Learning 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Class lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Directed Learning Independent and Directed Learning 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Cazaly, H 2022, Young Children's Health and Wellbeing from birth to 11, Sage Publishing, Learning Matters London [ISBN: 9781529780413]
  • Levine, L, & Munsch, J 2021, Child Development An Active Learning Approach, 4th Ed., Sage Publishing USA [ISBN: 9781544359724]
  • Sharma, A., Cockerill , H. Sanctuary, L 2021, Mary Sheridan's From Birth to Five Years : Children's Developmental Progress, 5th Ed., Taylor & Francis Ltd. London [ISBN: 9780367522513]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Barnardos 2016, The Key Person Approach-Positive Relationships with Children in the Early Years, Barnardos Dublin [ISBN: 978-1-906004-]
  • Barnardos and the National Children's Network 2019, Legislation Handbook For Early Childhood Settings, Barnardos [ISBN: 9781906004538]
  • Musgrave, J 2017, Supporting Children's Health and Wellbeing, Sage London [ISBN: 9781473930315]
  • Neaum, S 2022, Child Development for Early Years Students and Practitioners, 5th Ed., Sage Publishing London [ISBN: 9781529792874]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HECEC_7 Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Care 1 Mandatory

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