• TGS-2023019490 (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)
  • TGS-2023019494 (CCP) (Synchronous & Asynchronous e-learning)

The WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching (Conversion) is designed to be delivered as a Career Conversion Programme (CCP) for childcare educator and prepare trainees who aspire to work in the early childhood field. It aims to provide the basis for effective teaching of and interaction with young children through a thorough examination of both the theoretical and practical knowledge of child development at a higher level. Effective communication skills and ability to work with parents and others are also greatly emphasised in this course.

  • 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 outcome set out by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA)
Modules Duration
Module 1
Demonstrate Understanding of the Centre’s Vision, Mission and Values (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
30 hrs
Module 2
Apply Understanding of How Children (Birth to Age 8) Learn and Develop (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
• Development in Infancy, Toddlerhood and 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
135 hrs
Module 5
Support Children’s Development of Secure Attachments through Warm, Consistent and Nurturing Care-giving
Module 6
Integrate Respectfulness, Responsiveness and Reciprocity within the Curriculum
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
• Creative Arts for Young Children
• 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)
330 hrs
Module 11
Adhere to Health, Safety, Nutritional and Hygiene Standards and Procedures (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
30 hrs
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
30 hrs
Module 14
Engage in Continuous Learning and Reflective Practice (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
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)
45 hrs
Module 17
Supervised Teaching Practice
300 hrs

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This course consist of:

Online* Class Hours: 600 Hours
Practicum^: 300 Hours
Total Hours: 900 Hours

Full-Time Course: 13 Months (Career Conversion Programme)

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


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% attendence, students will be awarded the WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching (Conversion).

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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