This unique course has been designed with the underlying rationale that any child will learn to their fullest potential as long as they achieve or are helped to achieve their health development milestones. Unlike other early childhood courses that focus purely on the academic development of a child, this course equips students with competencies to perform holistic early childhood care by being able to address both academic and health related challenges that a child may be facing. These challenges normally range from nutritional, psychological and the child’s whole learning environment. Graduates will be able to recognize health challenges of children under their care enabling the educational needs of the children to be holistically met. The student in this program receives competences to recognize asses and address a child’s health challenges and impart the appropriate learning requirements of the child in a holistic manner within the learning environment.
The course imparts competences in Child health education and practices, child healthcare like (First aid, Immunization, Nutrition and Primary Healthcare), Embryology and Development disorders, Educational Psychology, Pathology of childhood diseases, Anatomy and Physiology, Disability and inclusion, Educational Technology in ECD, Management in ECD in addition to the general educational courses in Early Childhood Education. A graduate of this course can work in: Hospitals, Neonatal and Pediatric Department, Universities and Daycare Centers as trainers and Development officers, NGOs e.g. Save the Children, UN, Government Institutions e.g. Ministry of Health etc.
This course is also especially good for early childhood teachers and all those interested in working with children.