Early childhood education courses

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Introduction to Early childhood education

Did you know 90% of a child’s brain development happens before they turn five?

As an early childhood educator, you can help young learners get the best start in life. 

Gain the skills you need to flourish in this career. Explore online early childhood education courses that will qualify you to work in childcare centres, kindergartens or primary schools.

We make it easy to compare your options with different universities so you can choose the right path for your future.    

Nikki studied postgraduate teaching with Macquarie University, through Open Universities Australia

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Early childhood education study FAQs

Am I suited to early childhood education?

Cast your mind back to the people who guided you through your early years. What did they do that shaped you?

There are a few key qualities that are ideal if you’re looking into an early childhood education and care course.

  • Do you have a love of learning?
    To inspire a love of learning in others, you must love learning yourself. During an early childhood degree, and throughout your career, you’ll be tasked with understanding the psychology behind young minds so that you can help them develop.
  • Are you patient and calm?
    Being able to keep cool as a cucumber in a variety of classroom situations is key. Children feed off the energy of those around them. If you’re a patient person by nature, this could be the place for you to shine.
  • Do you enjoy organisation and planning?
    Planning activities and lessons that inspire young minds is important in this profession. Complete an early childhood education online course, and you could put your knack for organisation to good use.

Student stories and study advice

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Early childhood education vs childcare courses: What’s the difference?

Want to teach and inspire young children before they reach primary school? There are two main study paths to choose from, depending on your goals.

Young minds in Nikki’s hands

With a psychology degree to her name, Nikki went back into study – this time, focusing her energy on early childhood education.

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