With the thriving Early childhood industry, qualified and talented teachers are key to its success. This WSQ course is designed to prepare you with the relevant knowledge to work with children from 18 months to 4 years old. You will be equipped with good understanding of child development knowledge, use of play to create appropriate activities and setting of stimulating environment, management of children’s behaviour, and communication skills with parents and others.

  • Transfer education philosophies and child development theories into practices which provide wide-ranging, multimedia and developmentally appropriate experiences for young children
  • Be skilful in their role of observation and application of knowledge of child development
  • Gain knowledge on a variety of approaches and strategies which facilitate a creative and developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children
  • Develop interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with fellow colleagues, parents and other professionals in the community
  • Design, implement and evaluate activities and learning environments that are appropriate to young children’s developmental needs and learning
Modules Duration

Module 1
Demonstrate Understanding of the Centre’s Vision, Mission and Values (Infant / Toddler Educarer, Beginning Educarer)


Module 2
Apply Understanding of How Children (Birth to Age 8) Learn and Develop (Beginning Preschool Teacher)


Module 3
Foster Trusting, Respectful Relationships with Children Through Positive Interactions with Them

Module 4
Guide the Development and Enhancement of Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Social Awareness and Confidence in Children


Module 5
Assist in Observation and Documentation of Children’s Learning

Module 6
Assist in Planning and Implementing of Developmentally Appropriate Teaching, Learning and Caregiving Approaches Aligned to Curriculum Frameworks
• Programme for Toddlers
• Programme for Preschoolers

Module 7
Inculcate the Core Values of Early Childhood Education through Classroom Activities and Programmes (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
• Language and Literacy Development
• Numeracy Development in Children
• Discovery of the World
• Music and Movement
• Visual Arts for the Young
• Fitness and Fun Movement for the Young


Module 8
Assist in Setting Up Quality Learning Environments


Module 9
Adhere to Health, Safety, Nutritional and Hygiene Standards and Procedures (Infant/Toddler Educarer, Beginning Educarer)


Module 10
Facilitate the Continuity of Care and Education between the Home and Centre

Module 11
Engage in Partnerships and Collaborations with Community Stakeholders


Module 12
Engage in Continuous Learning and Reflective Practice (Infant/Toddler Educarer, Beginning Educarer)

Module 13
Commit to Uphold the Professionalism of the ECCE Sector


Module 14
Collaborate with Colleagues to Foster Positive Workplace Relations (Infant/Toddler Educarer, Beginning Educarer)


Module 15
Supervised Teaching Practice


Click here for our lecturers list.

This course consist of:

  • 560 classroom hours
  • 240 practicum hours

Total: 800 hours


  • 14 months (Full-time)
  • 24 months (Part-time)

Alternate Pathway 1
Classroom: 348 hours
Practicum: 120 hours
Total Hours: 468 hours

Full-Time Course: 7 months
Part-Time: 11 months

Alternate Pathway 2
Classroom: 368 hours
Practicum: 120 hours
Total Hours: 488 hours

Full-Time Course: 7 months
Part-Time: 11 months


A range of individual and group projects, quizzes, presentations, role-plays and practicum.

Note: Some projects will include practical tasks such as observation of children and implementing activities in Early Childhood classroom settings.

Award of Certificate

Upon successful completion of coursework and practicum, and a minimum of 80% attendance, trainees will be awarded the WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education.

Applicants should have:

Local Qualifications

  • 3 GCE ‘O’ Level credits including a credit at least C6 in EL1 OR
  • 3 GCE ‘O’ Level credits and English Language Acceptable Alternatives

Foreign Qualifications

  • Completed 10 years of formal education and passed state exam with credits in 3 different subjects including a credit at least C6 in EL1 or any English Language Acceptable Alternatives

Alternate Entry
• Certified EY2*
• At least 1-year relevant work experience from date of teacher certification (Certified EY2) attainment
• Holds a strong recommendation letter from the trainee’s centre;
• Pass a written test and interview administered by KLCII
* EY2 teachers are required to submit a copy to their Letter of Notification (LON) issued by ECDA.
Students enrolling to the WSQ ACECCE programme under the “Alternate Entry” route MUST COMPLETE AND PASS the 2 pre-requisite modules before proceeding to complete the remainder of the programme.

The pre-requisite modules are:
Module 2: Apply Understanding of How Children (Birth to Age 8) Learn and Develop (Beginning Preschool Teacher)
Module 5: Assist in Observation and Documentation of Children’s Learning

Please click here for the list of English Language Acceptable Alternatives.

SkillsFuture Credit

All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website (www.skillsfuture.sg/credit) to choose from the courses available on the SkillsFuture Credit course directory.

The following components name Course Fee For ACEY (Competency Framework)
Course Fee
For ACEY (Skills Framework)
Course Fee
Full course fee (without 7% GST) $7,700.00 $4,697.00 $4,504.50
SSG grant* $6,930.00 $4,227.30 $4,054.05
Nett course fee $770.00 $469.70 $450.45
7% GST on nett course fee $53.90 $32.88 $31.53
Total nett course fee payable, including GST $823.90 $502.58 $481.98
Additional funding if eligible under Workfare Training Support (WTS)^ $70.00 $234.86 $225.23
Total nett course fee payable, including GST, after additional funding from WTS^ $753.90 $267.72 $256.76

Note: All fees stated above are applicable for self-fund applicants only.
For company -sponsored applicants, KLCII will bill companies based on 70%/90% SSG funding, and any additional schemes that employees are applicable for (e.g. WTS, ETSS for SMEs, MCES) will need to be claimed separately by employers directly via SkillsConnect.

All fees stated are inclusive of prevailing GST and are in Singapore dollars. Students are required to pay a non-refundable application fee of $85.60 upon course sign-up.

  • *Course fee funding available for Singaporeans/PRs
  • ^Course fee funding of WTS available for Singaporeans aged 35 years old & above + earning $2,000 & below per month
  • #For company-sponsored applicants, Enhanced Training Support for SMEs funding can be applied through www.skillsconnect.gov.sg.
  • For companies that meet the eligibility requirements, absentee payroll capped at $4.50/hr based on classroom hours can be claimed through the SkillsConnect system (www.skillsconnect.gov.sg).
  • NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP** (Union Training Assistance Programme).

Course fees are subjected to changes without prior notice. For a full schedule of the miscellaneous fees, please click here.
** Terms & Conditions apply.