Ara Institute of Canterbury


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Gain the knowledge and skills to engage, inspire and shape the development of the next generation of New Zealanders with a Certificate in Early Childhood Studies from Ara Institute of Canterbury.

This full time programme is taught by expert tutors with strong industry connections for work placements and employment opportunities. It covers health and safety, development in early childhood, learning through play, planning for learning, guidance strategies, professional practice, first aid, agency field work and contextualised numeracy and literacy skills for the early childhood sector.

The certificate also incorporates work placements in early childhood centres where you’ll learn through the guidance of a supportive tutor in practical learning environments.

The Certificate in Early Childhood Studies starts in February 2018 and is available in Christchurch and Timaru.

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