Principles and Practices in ECE

Principles and Practices in ECE

TCHR5003:  Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Education

Assessment Task 2: Report

Length:  2000 words

Weighting: 50%

Referencing: APA 7th

Submission: Via the Turnitin link on the Assessment and Submission section on the unit site.Task: Respond to each of the questions below.

You have been overseas for 10 years. You return to Australia to discover that there has been significant investment in, and resultant changes to Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). You have decided to undertake study in this area and you are sent on placement to a new high quality ECEC service that has achieved an Exceeding rating from ACECQA. This centre represents to you everything a high quality centre should be doing for the children, families and educators. You have been asked to write an analysis of this centre and explain how the centre achieved the ‘exceeding quality status. To this, please respond to the following:

1. Explain what the Exceeding rating means

2. What are the characteristics of this ECEC service that has achieved an Exceeding rating? Be sure to include at least 4 areas of the 7 Quality Areas of the National Quality Standard (ACECQA, 2018).

3. How does the service reflect the five principles and eight practices of the Early Years Learning Framework?

Use the unit materials, National Quality Standard (NQS) (ACECQA, 2018) and Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF) (DET, 2019) to justify your responses.Rationale for this task:

ECEC educators are required to understand the importance of high-quality practice and be able to identify what high quality practice looks like. In this assessment students identify high-quality practice and determine the principles, theory and research that underpins such practice. This assessment aims for students to develop an understanding of how to align practice, principles, theory and research.

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