Introduction to Early Childhood Development

Rated 4.50 out of 5 based on 38 customer ratings
(38 customer reviews)

Understand why children behave as they do

Parenting can be one of life’s greatest joys as well as its greatest challenge! Our online course offers positive strategies to help you overcome some of the more stressful aspects of raising children. You’ll gain valuable insights, new skills and positive techniques to manage children’s behaviour.

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Which course is right for you?

Key Benefits

  • Answers to your child care dilemmas
  • Clear, easy to follow examples
  • Developed by professional child care experts
  • Receive support via phone or email from our experienced tutors

Designed for

  • Designed for those who want to enrich the lives of their own children, work as a nanny or as a starting point for further study in early childhood education.
  • Parents of young children
  • Those considering child care as a carer or nanny

Presented in an easily manageable and practical way, this course will help you gain a sound understanding of early childhood development and introduce simple techniques for helping children to behave in worthwhile and constructive ways. This course is ideal for those with young children, or those planning on having young children, in their lives. It answers many questions and offers real life examples in how children’s behaviours can be managed.

About the course developer

Karen Childcare course developerKaren Johnston has a Bachelor of Education (ECE) and a Masters of Education. She is a parent, an early childhood educator and trains other early childhood educators to diploma and degree level.

This course covers

  • Childhood development from birth to three years
  • Positive methods of parenting children
  • Behavioural management or positive child guidance
  • How to toilet train children
  • Child safety including guiding children on the internet, food safety and preventing food poisoning and avoiding slips, trips and falls

Start your career here!

We have partnered with Speedy Rhino who are actively hiring our students all the time, get qualified and take that first step towards a rewarding role!

Course Summary

Assessments: 5 modules / 5 assignments

Duration: Learn at your own pace, but ideally complete one module per week.

Access Time: You will have access to this course for up to 6 months before you complete.

Investment: $500 + GST or only $25 per week on an interest free payment plan.

Course Level: 3

What our students say

★★★★★ “A very well organized and conceived course. By following the course materials, I was able to learn & build on the concepts with minimal questions. I would have no troubles recommending this course.”  Chris Chung

★★★★★ "My husband had not long died so needed something to do to get me going again and as I love children they said to have a look and give it a go. It’s so easy and the payment plan helps as well. I don’t see how you can improve it I find it great and it makes you think about how as a mum I handle things with my children and how I handle things with my grandchildren.Tanya Little

★★★★★ "I really enjoyed doing all the Modules of this course and the assignments make you think and relate to real situationsArpandeep Kaur

38 reviews for Introduction to Early Childhood Development

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Hammond

    very good course good for being a introduction because it is online as i am a full time mum youngest being 1 2 in kindy 3 at school it was haed to get to and from courses well juggling babys etc thank yous

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sally Cammock

    I saw an advert on facebook. It looked great and filled my needs.

  3. Rated 4 out of 5

    Harrison Pye

    It was the only place that I could find the course that I wanted to do. Although I am very happy to have found this course, I believe that the fee does not represent the overall quality of the course. That being said, I am still happy with the course itself. Thank you. I have learned a lot and can't wait to use it in the near future.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Caroline Kara

    When I saw the ad on Facebook I loved the idea of paying off your course at affordable rates. And that you can add on as you go. Not all people are entitled to government help. And I like the variety of courses. Great introduction course.

  5. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kassey Liversidge

    To have help while study online

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kassey Liversidge

    I chose to study with the career academy to have help while study online

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lucinda Beth Miller

    They seemed suitable for me

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Xara 4win

    Because I could study in my own time with no pressure in the comfort of my own home.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Caroline Kara

    When I saw the ad on Facebook I loved the idea of paying off your course at affordable rates. And that you can add on as you go. Not all people are entitled to government help. And I like the variety of courses.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    Katarena Pihama

    a friend of mine was doing accounting and introduced me to the web site were I checked out and had the course I was interested in so being excited I joined up

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Annalise Isted

    was great to study at home and was able to do it aroud my 7 month old baby nothing i could understand it all and was easy to follow

  12. Rated 4 out of 5

    Amanda Lee

    The Career Academy course list had what I was looking for in that it was a short introduction online course The website is very user friendly, staff are helpful and replied quickly, thx
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  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Aroha Fraser

    I choose to study with the career academy because there was alot of imformation about what i wanted to study earlychildhood and if i got stuck they were there to help. the outocme of the course was really good it helped me alot and there wasn't anything to improve on.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Zerrin Er

    I chose to study with The Career Academy because I found the course cost suitable for my finance, as well as emailing with The Career Academy, I found they were and will be very helpful, when needed. The content and structure of the course was very well organized, therefore, I don't see anything, so far, with the course to be improved.

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Zerrin Er

    I chose to study with The Career Academy because I found the course cost suitable for my finance, as well as emailing with The Career Academy, I found they were and will be very helpful, when needed.

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paris Te Rauna

    Personally I dont think anything needs to be improved. It was a pretty straight forward course but still covered pretty much everything for each topic. Because I am able to study in my own time which is very convenient for me seeing as I have a part time job and a daughter to look after as well

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paris Te Rauna

    Personally I dont think anything needs to be improved. It was a pretty straight forward course but still covered pretty much everything for each topic. Because I am able to study in my own time which is very convenient for me seeing as I have a part time job and a daughter to look after as well

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Paula Jones

    As I am off work due to injury, and I am unsure when I will be returning. I thought studying would help me keep in the loop with the area of work

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Israel Woods

    It was a great course and easy to follow. I will study through the Career Academy again.

  20. Rated 4 out of 5

    Maya Gutierrez

    I would like to have the chance to learn in deep about this subject.

  21. Rated 4 out of 5

    Maya Gutierrez

    good, I would like to have the chance to learn in deep about this subject.

  22. Rated 4 out of 5

    Amanda Lee

    Why did you chose to study with the career academy – The Career Academy course list had what I was looking for in that it was a short introduction online course. The website is very user friendly, staff are helpful and replied quickly, thx The Practical Exercises (Module 1) assumed students would have access to a variety of children of different ages and stages.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alarna Testa

    Your organisation seems very professional without any hassles….

  24. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alarna Testa

    Your organisation seems very professional without any hassles

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    Samara Green

    all of the information was useful and could be used in the future! really enjoyed this thank you

  26. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ashleigh Williams

    Cheapest course and had a good feeling when the lady called and spoke to me. thankyou 🙂

  27. Rated 4 out of 5

    Xenith Minerva

    Very convenient online study. Good for busy mums who don’t have time to go to school, travel everyday, etc.

  28. Rated 4 out of 5

    Pearl McKay

    Friends of mine had joined said it was really good. The fact that you could pay for it weekly is really good for people that don’t work part time like I do.
    It’s all online and you can complete it at your own pace.

  29. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sharne Harding-Loveridge

    I think the course tutors are very helpful with any questions i have and are very tentive to ensure i have the best outcome of my course.
    i think that the course has amazing content and easy to follow and the quizes help me with revision!

  30. Rated 5 out of 5

    Toni Trethewey

    amazing everything is so much easier to use and easy to learn from and i can understand it in my own time as well every tool is very helpful

  31. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sazia Hassan

    I am doing what I wanted to do from so long, i wanted to become a childcare teacher so finger’s cross when i am done with this studying i can find a job in this field.Tutor’s are very helpfull and they are very nice thumbs up for them….

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