Child Day Care Short Course

Matric College, in partnership with Skills Academy offers this Child Day Care: Short Course Certificate through distance learning. Get a headstart in your child care career and learn the basics of Child Day Care in this 4 month course. 

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Short Course In Child Day Care

Programme Type

Provider Programme

Award Type

Skills Academy Short Course In Child Day Care

Award Issued By

Skills Academy

Accredited By

Not Applicable

Course Duration

4 Months

Entrance Criteria

Anyone can study (must understand English)

This short course has the following subjects: 

1. Introduction to Business English

2. Child Day Care DCD-101


1. Introduction to Business English

  • Introduction to communication
  • Non-verbal communication
  • Business writing
  • Speaking, listening and reading skills
  • Meetings
  • Presentations
  • Work readiness


2. Child Day Care CDC-101

Growth and Development:

  • Identify and explain growth and development

  • Identify and explain the factors affecting growth and development
  • The domains of development in the context of the whole child

Learning in the Early Years:

  • How children develop learning in the early years
  • How play stimulates early learning
  • How technology stimulates early learning
  • How perceptual abilities influenced early learning
  • How learning styles stimulate early learning

Inclusion and Special Needs:

  • Inclusion and special needs as an aspect of inclusion
  • Definition of inclusion
  • Barriers to inclusion
  • Special Needs within the context of inclusive practice
  • Common problems found in early childhood development
  • The importance of early identification
  • The importance of identifying children who are gifted
  • Organisations that can assist parents and caregivers and provide advice

Diversity in Early Childhood:

  • The meaning of diversity in the context of inclusive practice
  • Reflect on and share personal feelings about living in a diverse society
  • Plan, draft and administer a questionnaire to share ideas on how people feel about living in a diverse society
  • How culture, socio-economic conditions, HIV/AIDS and gender effects early childhood development and early learning
  • The importance of an anti-bias approach in early childhood.

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Last Updated: January 20, 2020