Overview

 Course Information:

Research has indicated that exposure to a programme with a strong pedagogical basis in the first five years of life is highly advantageous to the child, and parents and employers continue to look for excellence in early years’ care and education.
The Higher Diploma in Arts in Early Years Montessori Education is designed for graduates who wish to embark on a career in pre-school education.
This programme will provide a broad understanding of the field of Early Childhood Education and Care in Ireland and internationally. It will also provide a firm pedagogical foundation in Montessori philosophy and practice while embracing the core competence, skills and knowledge for working with children within the National frameworks of Síolta and Aistear.

Modules

Year 1

  • Module 1-01: Professional Placement and Development in ECEC
  • Module 1-02: The Creative Child
  • Module 1-03: Developmental Psychology
  • Module 1-04: Social Policy in ECEC
  • Module 1-05: Sociology of Childhood: Spaces and Places
  • Module 1-06: The Child at Play
  • Module 1-07: Active Start
  • Module 1-08: ICT in the Early Years

 

Year 2

  • Module 2-01: Montessori Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Module 2-02: Montessori Placement
  • Module 2-03: Special Education in the Early Years
  • Module 2-04: Research in Early Childhood Education and Care