Diploma Programme

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

KPT(N/0112/4/0050) MQA(PA 16908)

 
 

About this Course

Our Diploma in Early Childhood Education programme offers a holistic curriculum encompassing child development, curriculum planning, classroom management, and early childhood psychology. Taught by industry-experienced faculty, you'll engage in practical learning through workshops and real-world scenarios, gaining specialized training in areas such as special needs education and language development. We emphasize technology integration and cultural competence, preparing you to create inclusive learning environments.

What Will You Learn

  • Acquire expert knowledge in early childhood education, covering vital areas such as child development, curriculum planning, classroom management, and early childhood psychology, equipping you with the skills needed to excel in your career.
  • Dive into practical learning with immersive workshops, simulation exercises, and real-world scenarios. Develop the confidence and competence to navigate the dynamic challenges of early childhood classrooms with ease.
  • Receive specialised training in crucial areas like special needs education, language development, and creative arts for young children. Become a versatile educator capable of meeting the diverse needs of every child.
  • Explore innovative ways to integrate technology into early childhood education, enhancing learning experiences and preparing children for success in the digital age.
  • Engage in impactful community outreach programmes, making a positive difference in the lives of children and families beyond the classroom. Become a leader in your community, driving change and shaping the future generation.

Programme Introduction

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Accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), our programme provides a smooth pathway for students to pursue a diploma.

Career Prospect

Diploma in Early Childhood Education graduates can find employment opportunities in various organizations dedicated to early childhood development and education. Some potential employers include:
  • Preschools and Kindergartens: Both public and private educational institutions that focus on early childhood education.
  • Childcare Centers: Organizations providing childcare services for working parents, including both private and community-based centers.
  • Special Needs Centers: Institutions catering to children with special needs, providing specialized education and support.
  • NGOs and Nonprofit Organizations: Organizations dedicated to promoting early childhood education, community outreach, and child welfare.
  • Government Agencies: Departments or agencies related to education, children, and family services at the local or national level.
  • Private Educational Consultancies: Firms providing educational consulting services, including curriculum development and teacher training.
  • Community Centers: Facilities offering early childhood education programs and services to local communities.
  • Hospitals and Healthcare Institutions: Specialized programs within healthcare settings that focus on early childhood development and support.
  • Corporate Childcare Facilities: Some companies provide on-site childcare facilities, employing early childhood educators to care for employees' children.
  • Educational Publishers: Companies developing educational materials and resources for early childhood education.

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Course structure

SEMESTER 1
  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Development of Malaysian Preschool Curriculum
  • Communication and Persuasion in Early Childhood Education
  • Principles of Teaching and Learning in ECE
  • Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban / Appreciation of Ethics and Civilizations (local students)
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1 (international students)
  • English Language Skills for Workplace

SEMESTER 2
  • Technology in Early Childhood Education
  • Guiding Children (Observation and Assessment)
  • Perlembagaan dan Masyarakat Malaysia
  • Environmental Responsibilities
  • English Language Skills and Critical Thinking
SEMESTER 3
  • Arts and Creativity in Early Childhood Education
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Social Studies in Early Childhood Education
  • Young Mercy
  • Wataniah
  • Siswa Siswi Pertahanan Awam (SISPA)
  • Al-Quran dan Kesukarelawanan
  • Environmental Volunteerism
  • Learning Disabilities
SEMESTER 4
  • Early Mathematics for Children
  • Music Appreciation and Movement in ECE
  • Management and Leadership in ECE
  • Program Planning and Implementation in ECE
  • Early Science for Children
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Early Childhood Policies and Services
SEMESTER 5
  • Language and Literacy in ECE
  • The Child, Family and Community Relations in ECE
  • Safety, Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education
  • Entrepreneurship in Early Childhood Education
  • Personality
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Human Growth and Development
SEMESTER 7
  • Practicum 1 (TASKA)
SEMESTER 8
  • Practicum 2 (TADIKA)
 

Entry Requirement

1. A pass in Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) of three credits in any subjects or its equivalent;

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2. A pass in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.00) in any subject or its equivalent;

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3. A pass in Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with a minimum grade of Maqbul;

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4. A pass in Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM) Level 3 in Early Child Care / Preschool and pass SPM with minimum 1 credit in ant subject;

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5. A Certificate (Level 3 Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF) in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or its equivalent;

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6. A Certificate (Level 3 MQF) in any field or its equivalent.

For international students, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 500 or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 5.0 or its equivalent. If a student does not meet this requirement, HEPs must offer English proficiency courses to ensure that the student’s proficiency is sufficient to meet the needs of the programme. The student’s proficiency is determined through an assessment process.

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