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The WSQ Advanced Certificate in Early Years course is designed to prepare early years educarers in the care, guidance and education of infants and toddlers (2 months – 36 months old).

The course aims to enable students to:

  •  Gain understanding of the guiding principles, outcomes and suboutcomes of the Early Years Development Framework
  • Develop understanding of the needs and development phases of infants and toddlers (2 to 36 months old)
  • Acquire knowledge and skills in setting up appropriate learning environments, and planning programme for infants and toddlers in center-based settings
  • Attain knowledge of the importance of health, safety, first-aid and nutrition
  • Develop understanding of the important roles and responsibilities in the care and development of infants and toddlers
  • Acquire skills to engage in reflective practices
Modules Duration
VISIONING AND PLANNING
Module 1

  • Demonstrate Understanding of the Centre’s Vision; Mission and Values (Infant/Toddler Educarer; Beginning Educarer)
15hrs
EARLY YEARS DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK
Module 2

  • Assist in Integrating Respectfulness; Responsiveness and Reciprocity within the Curriculum
  • Display Sensitivity to Each Child’s Needs (Within a Group Setting) through Respectful; Responsive and Reciprocal Interactions and Relationships with Children
  • Support Children’s Development of Secure Attachments through Warm; Consistent and Nurturing Care-giving (Infant/Toddler Educarer; Beginning Educarer)
16hrs
CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Module 3

  • Identify How Children (Birth to Age 3) Learn and Develop
45hrs
CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY
Module 4

  • Assist in Observation and Documentation of Children’s Learning

Module 5

  • Assist in Planning and Implementing of Developmentally Appropriate Teaching; Learning and Caregiving Approaches Aligned to Curriculum Frameworks
118hrs
LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Module 6

  • Assist in Setting Up Quality Learning Environments
60hrs
HEALTH, SAFETY AND NUTRITION
Module 7

  • Adhere to Health; Safety; Nutritional and Hygiene Standards and Procedures (Infant/Toddler Educarer; Beginning Educarer)
40hrs
FAMILY AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
Module 8

  • Facilitate the Continuity of Care and Education between the Home and Centre

Module 9

  • Engage in Partnerships and Collaborations with Community Stakeholders
55hrs
PROFESSIONAL MASTERY, VALUES & ETHICS
Module 10

  • Engage in Continuous Learning and Reflective Practice (Infant/Toddler Educarer; Beginning Educarer)

Module 11

  • Commit to Uphold the Professionalism of the ECCE Sector
36hrs
TEAMWORK AND COLLABORATION
Module 12

  • Collaborate with Colleagues to Foster Positive Workplace Relations (Infant/Toddler Educarer; Beginning Educarer)
15hrs
PROFESSIONAL PLACEMENT
Module 13

  • Supervised Practicum
200hrs

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This course consist of:

  • 400 classroom hours
  • 200 practicum hours

Total: 600 hours

Duration

  • 10 months (Full-time)
  • 16 months (Part-time)

Applicants should have:

Local Singapore Qualifications
• Completed at least Secondary Four education*; AND
• At least an average SOA 5 in the WPL series, including an SOA 5 for WPL – Writing.

Non-Local Singapore Qualifications
• Completed at least 10 years of formal education*; AND
• At least an average SOA 5 in the WPL series, including an SOA 5 for WPL – Writing.
*Official documents from institution are required to show completion of 10 years of education.

OR

Alternate Entry

  • At least 1 year of relevant working experience related to the course; AND
  • Completed the Relief Staff Programme (RSP)/Fundamentals Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (FECCE)/WSQ Higher Certificate in Infant Care (WSQ HCIC)/Certificate in Infant Toddler Care and Development (CITC) /Certified EY1+ /Allied Infant Educarer (AIE) Programme
  • Holds a strong recommendation letter from the trainee’s centre
  • Pass a written test and interview administered by KLCII
    +EY1 teachers are required to submit a copy of their Letter of Notification (LON) issued by ECDA.

Students enrolling to the WSQ ACEY programme under the “Alternate Entry” route MUST COMPLETE AND PASS 2 pre-requisite modules before proceeding on to complete the remainder of the programme.

The pre-requisite modules are:
1) Module 3 – Identify How Children (Birth to Age 3) Learn and Develop
2) Module 4 – Assist in Observation and Documentation of Children’s Learning

Assessment

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 Years.

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