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Certificate in Curriculum and Pedagogical Practice for Early Childhood Home Visiting

Programme Purpose

This is a 20-credit programme delivered through an eLearning model over the duration of one semester (12 weeks). The programme consists of two 10-credit modules taken from the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Childhood Education and Care: (i) Music, Movement, Art and Drama and (ii) Core Pedagogies and Curriculum in ECEC. These modules are from Stage 1 and Stage 2 of the principal programme, respectively. The titles, learning outcomes, indicative content and assessments strategies of the modules have been modified slightly to reflect the emphasis placed on the early childhood home visiting context in the micro-credential programme. The Certificate in Curriculum and Pedagogical Practice for Home Visiting is designed to provide Home Visitors who deliver the ParentChild+ and Community Mothers Programmes around the country (Dublin, Limerick, Roscommon, Trim, Kerry, Westmeath, Meath, Tipperary, Laois, Offaly, Longford, Wexford, Galway and Louth) with a solid grounding in early childhood education and care, and the necessary knowledge, skills and competences to deliver a high-quality hybrid home visiting model. The programme is structured around three core competences of professional practice: knowledge, practices and values. By mirroring the structure and learning outcomes of the existing “Music, Movement, Art and Drama” and “Core Pedagogies and Curriculum in ECEC” modules from the principal programme, learners will have the opportunity to develop a range of knowledge, practices and values centred on supporting young children’s holistic learning and development within a range of unique and diverse contexts related to home visiting. The curriculum provides a rich and varied set of teaching, learning and assessment experiences to enable Home Visitors to develop the knowledge, skills and competences required to deliver hybrid home visiting experiences indoors, outdoors, and remotely that effectively engage families and have the same impact on child and family outcomes as face-to-face home visiting. The programme introduces a range of curriculum and pedagogical practices appropriate to achieving a high-quality hybrid home visiting model that integrates remote, online, doorstep, couch/floor delivery (indoor, outdoor, and remote pedagogies). Curriculum and pedagogical practices will include strategies to support virtual parent-child engagement; trauma informed practice, and parents to support their children’s holistic learning and development. While the programme is a stand-alone micro-credential, learners are encouraged to progress to the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in early Childhood Education and Care, which is targeted at those who would like to work with babies and young children from birth to six in the ECEC sector, including working in home visitor or early years intervention programmes.

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Centres offering Certificate in Curriculum and Pedagogical Practice for Early Childhood Home Visiting

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National College of Ireland Mayor Street, IFSC, Dublin 1, D01 Y300 01 4498500