Early Childhood Education | Elective

Do you enjoy being around and stimulating the social and cognitive development of young children? During the Early Childhood Education course, you will gain skills specific to develop and supervise young children. You’ll learn about child development, education, relationships, behaviour and diversity. If you want to gain skills in educating young children, but also learn about observation and assessment, health, safety and nutrition, then this course is the right choice for you. 

Why Viaa?

Our Dutch and international students value Viaa for its small-scale and Christian profile, offering high-quality and practice-oriented education. Due to its size, you as a student will benefit from an individual learning approach, small learning groups and personal contacts. From day 1, you will build new connections with teachers and fellow students, for life.   

Located in Zwolle, Viaa is within half-a-day travel distance by train from large European cities, like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Berlin, Düsseldorf, Brussels, and Paris.   

Planning & prerequisites

Early Childhood Education is a 100-level course and will be offered during the spring semester of each academic year. 

What you will learn

During the Early Childhood Education course at Viaa, you get an overview of theory and concepts regarding child development, relationships, behaviour and diversity. Consequently, you will learn to apply these theories and concepts. For example, playing is crucial in the development of young children, which means you as their teacher will have to learn to blend the educational goals into their play. During the course, you will have lectures, group work with research projects, readings, field visits and in-class presentations.   

Connect with us!

Would you like to sign up or do you have a question about the Early Childhood Education course at Viaa? You are welcome to connect with our International Office! 

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