Introduction to Early Childhood Development

Rated 4.42 out of 5 based on 26 customer ratings
(26 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.

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: $295 + 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

26 reviews for Introduction to Early Childhood Development

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sarah Hammond

    Thanks a lot to all the tutors that checked my assignments!!! namely Matthew Poole, Tamara Jones, Sarah Tootle, Kavya Raj, Joanne HocKly and Tara Murphy. All the tutors are very knowledgeable and very quick in giving their awesome feedback. It has a good feedback rating and quick response on the very first time that I inquire about the course. Another good thing was the interest free installment for the course fee which is affordable. Course was great but more reading materials on each topic would be awesome.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Samantha Hitchen

    Really enjoyed the course, found it really easy to follow. has no negative feedback at all. Tutors were good, loved that she could do it in her own time because she has a 1 year old daughter. Might do anotehr course but is still thinking about it so will let us know

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sally Cammock

    Thank you I learnt alot – I am sure you could offer more advanced courses in different areas – linking worksheets, more complicated vlookups, macros and formulas – especially aimed at Accountants (so financial worksheets). I download files from accounting systems (eg MYOB) and then want to manipulate the data – so things along that line would be great. I found the ability to stop and rewind the tutorials great as you miss stuff the first time. You may want to fix the tutorial where there is no sound, it made a big difference.Have a great weekend and thanks for helping me hit my 30th June CPD deadline so easily and relevantly

  4. Rated 4 out of 5

    Harrison Pye

    I chose to study with the career academy because I was wanting to change my career path, and found the Career academy online when googling options – staff were very helpful and cost afforable Improvement: I found the MYOB Payroll assignment very hard, and felt the course content difficult to understand (having no previous payroll experience). Maybe some practical exercises like with the excel assignment would be useful prior to completing the assignment.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Caroline Kara

    The assessment instructions were not always clear, particularly for the Word assessment.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kassey Liversidge

    Thank you – I enjoyed doing the course and would certainly consider taking on another with The Career Academy in the future. I feel that I learnt a lot and now have a sound understanding of accounting principles.

  7. Rated 4 out of 5

    Kassey Liversidge

    I chose to study with the career academy because i wish ti start my carrier in accountancy, the exercises should me more so we can gain more confidence.

  8. Rated 4 out of 5

    Annalise Isted

    I chose to study with the career academy because it available for me to online in my own time and at my own pace seen the ad for it and inquired and started a week later. i enjoyed doing my course and i am super excited that i have received my certificate now i can get a job in the medical field and use the knowledge and training i got from the course and better my skills and get more experienced. teachers have different ways of teaching and i noticed 1 teacher made comments saying i needed to copy what was written in the module after me using my own words so it wasn't copied then one teacher made a comment on another worksheet saying i have to use my own words after i had copied what was in the module because of the last comment i got on last worksheet teachers need to use same comments so its not confusing us students when doing assignments apart from that nothing else needs to change

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Katarena Pihama

    success rate of full time employed students in the reviews everything was

  10. 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

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Israel Woods

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

  12. 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

  13. Rated 4 out of 5

    Ashleigh Williams

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

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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!

  17. 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

  18. 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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