Avondale's degrees in early childhood are designed to equip you with the necessary skills needed to teach and mentor infants and children. If you are currently working in childcare, you are eligible to study via distance education. Transfer credit is also available to those who hold Certificate III or Diploma in Children’s Services qualifications. Depending on the degree you choose to study, you can graduate with the ability to teach in early childhood centres, preschools and primary school environments. If you choose to study the ‘Birth – 5 years’ option, you will learn about children’s play, thinking, learning, development and current issues in early childhood. If you choose the broader ‘Birth – 12 years’ option, you will be given a general overview of the above early childhood areas, and then your studies will progress to equipping you with the necessary knowledge and skills needed to teach grades K to 6/7. What makes Avondale’s early childhood degrees unique is that you will engage in practical classroom experience in your first semester. This practical experience is undertaken in a variety of professional environments.