Study Early Childhood Education

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Why choose Early Childhood Education with Southern Cross?

Professional learning experience

Partake in 85 days of professional experience learning in early childhood education settings, including 10 days in a primary school setting.

Leading research

A cutting-edge course that draws on the University’s leading research in early childhood education and care.

Accredited Course

The course is accredited by ACECQA, the Australian accrediting authority for early childhood teacher programs.

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Every day is an opportunity

For early childhood educator Kelly Simpson, every day is an opportunity to capture children’s interest and teach them something new. Kelly is an early childhood teacher and director of a kindergarten centre in the rural Queensland town of Laidley. With children aged between three and five-years-old, Kelly says the formative years of their education are the most important. 

Kelly Simpson , Bachelor of Education graduate stands outside  Laidley Kindergarten where she is now Director

“They’re curious about how the big wide world works. And coming to kindergarten gives them a chance to connect to a world that’s bigger than their home and family. Research tells us that the first five years of a child’s life are really crucial from an education, learning and social point of view.”

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