This programme is designed to enable learners to attain Caribbean Vocational Qualifications (CVQ) at Level I in the area of Early Childhood Development. The programme adheres to the philosophy of Competency-based Education and Training. The CVQ competency standards for Early Childhood Development will be the focus of the teaching learning experiences. Competency standards are industry-determined specifications of performance, which describe the skills, knowledge and attitudes required by a worker in the performance of a role in the workplace.

The teaching, learning and assessment experiences are therefore designed to ensure the active involvement of learners in class and workplace settings. Through these experiences learners will develop the knowledge, skills and personal qualities that are essential for carrying out prescribed routine and non-routine activities in early childhood development settings under the supervision of an assigned early childhood development practitioner. Learners will also develop the competencies that will enable them to perform their duties individually and/or in collaboration with others as part of a group or team.


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