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Kia Kōmako: Communication for ECE Kaiako

To enable students to develop knowledge of understanding of the role of effective communication in all aspects of early childhood education and to develop professional communication skills for interactions with tamariki, whānau, colleagues and others.

Course Code ECED502
Level 5
Credits 15


  • Discuss a range of factors that influence intra and interpersonal communication in bicultural contexts.
  • Apply a range of essential interpersonal communication skills including introductory use of te reo Māori, some Pasifika languages and New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL), and plan for continuous improvement.
  • Demonstrate ability to produce written communication relevant to ECE settings.

Delivered as part of the following programmes