Reasons to study early childhood education


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Choosing which phase of teaching to study is an interesting decision to make. This is because personal preference and interests come into play. Where early childhood education is concerned, it’s a stage of learning that sets the tone for the rest of child’s life. If you’re currently looking at your options and wondering which teaching degree suits you, here are a few reasons to choose this phase.

Get a higher understanding of the learning process at this crucial age

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Every primary school teacher who has specialised in early childhood education knows that this stage is an important one. This is because it gives every learner the tools they need to embrace their classroom journey. As a result, teachers qualified in this phase of learning help their students love going to school. This makes for enthusiastic children that really thrive. The first five years of every child’s life is incredibly vital for their success in later years. Those who choose to pursue a teaching programme for this stage of learning get to shape the futures of the children they teach.

Know every developmental milestone


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Throughout this time of a child’s life, there are many important milestones. From crawling to speaking and learning, these are special occasions that symbolise growth and potential. If you decide to study early childhood learning, you will get to know all there is about these stages and what each child goes through during the process. As a result, you’ll be well equipped to help your little students develop and succeed at each milestone that occurs.

Strengthen your new world thinking

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The world as we know it has changed. This means that the qualifications on offer should have evolved as well. At The IIE’s Varsity College, we promote new world thinking which drives success for those entering the new world of work. With stronger problem solving and critical thinking skills, you’ll be sure that you’re prepared for the challenges of the teaching world. A more marketable skill-set means a higher chance of you getting placed at your school of choice too.

Learn about building relationships

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Whether it’s with your pupils, their parents or the staff at your school, creating healthy relationships is a must. This is important for healthy communications, solving issues and even helping those students who seem to struggle more than others. Managing parents and their input is vital too, especially at an age where learning concepts should be reinforced at home as well. A solid relationship with your peers at school is necessary for career success too. This is especially true when it comes to dealing with tough situations that cannot be dealt with alone. 

Do you see yourself in the classroom?

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At The IIE’s Varsity College our approach to thinking for the new world of work means that your studies are inspiring, this fuels your passion for your career. Those born to teach have several options when it comes to IIE teaching qualifications at The IIE’s Varsity College. If you’d like to know more about the IIE Bachelor of Education in Foundation Phase Teaching, or to talk to us about a student interview, please contact The IIE's Varsity College.

Varsity College is an educational brand of The Independent Institute of Education (The IIE). South Africa’s leading private higher education provider that’s registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training, and accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC).

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