Early Childhood Development (ECD) has been identified as one of the foundations to a successful school career, which makes this stage the most important stage in every child’s education.
IIE MSA is introducing the new Higher Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (HCECCE) to individuals giving them an opportunity to enter this exciting and dynamic field.
The IIE Higher Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education has been developed with an eye to equipping students with the basic knowledge, cognitive and conceptual tools required to further advance their studies in ECD, explained Andre Lubbe, Campus Head at IIE MSA.
“This is an ideal choice for people who wish to focus their studies on the educational requirements of children from birth to the age of four, paving the way for employment opportunities such as au pairing, working as a beginner ECD facilitator or practitioner, preschool teacher’s aid or aftercare assistant,” Lubbe said.
The qualification is one of three which have been offered at IIE MSA, alongside a Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching and Bachelor of Education in Intermediate Phase Teaching.
“These qualifications enable us to cover almost the entire spectrum of teaching at primary school level,” Lubbe said.
He added that IIE is excited to play a role in developing a new generation of teachers in South Africa.
“The country’s educational challenges have been well documented. One of the most important ways we can correct this is by equipping our teachers with outstanding skills, so that they can tackle the new world that will be ushered in by the Fourth Industrial Revolution- and prepare our children o face this future.”
For more information join the IIE MSA Open Day on 1 October 2022, from 9am until 1pm or visit https://www.iiemsa.co.za/Course/higher-certificate-in-early-childhood-care-and-education/ to read more about IIE Higher Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education.
Source: The Citizen, IOL, image from Twitter: @PhiiCoco