• TGS-2023019489 (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
  • TGS-2022017639 (SCTP) (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
  • TGS-2023019492 (CCP) (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)

The WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education -Teaching is a holistic educational programme which integrates child development theories into practice, and prepares trainees to work in the early childhood industry or related fields.

Trainees will learn a variety of educational approaches and the emphasis on creative movement and communication skills would be added assets in their work with children and families.

  • Enable students to transfer education philosophies and child development theories into practices which provide wide-ranging, multimedia and developmentally appropriate experiences for young children
  • Enable students to be skillful in their role of observation and application of knowledge of child development, in order to design a learning environment that meets the needs of each individual child
  • Present students with a variety of approaches and strategies which facilitate a creative and developmentally appropriate curriculum for young children
  • Enable students to develop interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with fellow colleagues, parents and other professionals in the community
  • Help students design, implement and evaluate learning environments and classroom activities based on the Pre-school education curriculum framework/goals and desired outcomes set out by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).
Modules Duration
PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION
Module 1
Demonstrate Understanding of the Centre’s Vision, Mission and Values (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
60 hrs
CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING
Module 2
Apply Understanding of How Children (Birth to Age 8) Learn and Develop (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
• Development in Infancy and Toddlerhood
• Development in Early Childhood
• Young Children and Play Development
• Understanding Children with Special Needs
Module 3
Apply Classroom Management Strategies, and Strategies to Observe and Document Children’s Learning
Module 4
Foster Trusting, Respectful Relationships with Children through Positive Interactions with Them
180 hrs
CURRICULUM PLANNING AND PEDAGOGY
Module 5
Support Children’s Development of Secure Attachments through Warm, Consistent and Nurturing Care-giving (Educarer 1)
Module 6
Integrate Respectfulness, Responsiveness and Reciprocity within the Curriculum (Educarer 1)
Module 7
Evaluate Teaching and Learning Approaches Aligned to Curriculum Frameworks
Module 8
Inculcate the Core Values of Early Childhood Education through Classroom Activities and Programmes (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
• Young Children’s Language and Literacy Education
• Young Children and Numeracy Development
• Discovery of the World: Science for Young Children
• Music and Creative Movement for Young Children
• Early Childhood Visual Arts
• Motor Skills Development for Children
Module 9
Guide the Development and Enhancement of Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Social Awareness and Confidence in Children
Module 10
Set Up Quality Learning Environments (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
480 hrs
SAFETY, HEALTH, HYGIENE AND NUTRITION
Module 11
Adhere to Health, Safety, Nutritional and Hygiene Standards and Procedures (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
60 hrs
PARTNERSHIP WITH FAMILIES AND THE COMMUNITY
Module 12
Establish Home-Centre Partnerships (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
Module 13
Engage in Collaborative Projects with Community Stakeholders (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
Engage in Centre Initiatives and Programmes
60 hrs
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH: THE REFLECTIVE PRACTITIONER

Module 14
Engage in Continuous Learning and Reflective Practice (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)

• Professional Development, Reflective Practice and Continuous Learning
• Effective Communication Skills: Writing, Speech and Presentation

Module 15
Demonstrate Ethical Behaviour and Professionalism (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)

Module 16
Collaborate with Colleagues to Foster Positive Workplace Relations (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)

60 hrs
SUPERVISED TEACHING PRACTICE

Module 17
Supervised Teaching Practice

300 hrs

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This course consist of:

Online* Class Hours: 900 Hours
Practicum^: 300 Hours
Total Hours: 1200 Hours

Full-Time Course: 16 Months
Part-Time Course: 30 Months / 16 Months (Fast-track)

*Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning
^Conducted in-person at an ECDA-licensed childcare centre

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, students will be awarded the WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching.

Applicants should have:
Local Education Qualifications
  • 5 GCE ‘O’ Level credits, including a credit at least C6 in EL1* OR
  • 5 GCE ‘O’ Level credits and any of the English Language Acceptable Alternatives by ECDA*
Foreign Education Qualifications*
  • 10 years of formal education in English and passed state exam with credits in 5 different subjects including a credit at least a C6* in GCE ‘O’ level EL1 or English Language Acceptable Alternatives OR
  • 10 years of formal education not in English and passed state exam with credits in 5 different subjects and at least a B4 in GCE ‘O’ level EL1 or English Language Acceptable Alternatives* OR
  • Degree with English as the medium of instruction from state-recognized university+ OR
  • Degree not in English as the medium of instruction from state-recognized university+ and at least a B4 in GCE ‘O’ level EL1 or English Language Acceptable Alternatives*

+This applies to applicants with state-recognized PhD/Master degree with English as the medium of instruction.
*Applicants with a C5 or C6 in EL1 are given 2 years from the point of teacher registration to obtain either a B4 or any acceptable alternative.

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

Please click here for the course fees details.

International Student $18,508.20

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

SkillsFuture Credit (For Self-fund applicants only)

Singaporeans aged 25 years and above may utilise their SkillsFuture Credit to defray course nett fees. For more information, please visit www.myskillsfuture.gov.sg/credit.

Career Conversion Programme (CCP) for Preschool Educators (Optional)

The Career Conversion Programme (CCP) for Preschool Educators is jointly offered by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) and Workforce Singapore (WSG). It is designed to equip mid-career switchers who aspire to become Preschool Educators with the necessary qualifications and skills. The CCP operates in a full-time work and study mode under which the participating preschool operators will employ eligible trainees before commencement of the full-time course. Successfully employed trainees under the CCP will receive monthly salary and course sponsorship from employer. Additionally, they will also be required to commit to a bond agreement with their employer.

Eligibility criteria for CCP applicants who:

  • Singapore Citizen (SC) or Permanent Resident (PR) aged 21 years and above
  • Graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, at least two years prior at the point of application;
  • Have fulfilled the minimum course entry requirements;
  • New hires must not have attended the same early childhood programme and received funding previously;
  • New hires should be hired for not more than six months;
  • New hires must not be in the same job role prior to joining the CCP;
  • New hires must not be a shareholder of the CCP company, or its related companies;
  • New hires must not be related to the owner(s) of the CCP company; and
  • New hires must not be immediate ex-staff of CCP company or its related companies.
  • New hires must not be under SSG suspended / withholding listing for funding.

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