- 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)
|PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION
Demonstrate Understanding of the Centre’s Vision, Mission and Values (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
|CHILD DEVELOPMENT AND LEARNING
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
Apply Classroom Management Strategies, and Strategies to Observe and Document Children’s Learning
Foster Trusting, Respectful Relationships with Children through Positive Interactions with Them
|CURRICULUM PLANNING AND PEDAGOGY
Support Children’s Development of Secure Attachments through Warm, Consistent and Nurturing Care-giving (Educarer 1)
Integrate Respectfulness, Responsiveness and Reciprocity within the Curriculum (Educarer 1)
Evaluate Teaching and Learning Approaches Aligned to Curriculum Frameworks
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
Guide the Development and Enhancement of Self-Awareness, Self-Regulation, Social Awareness and Confidence in Children
Set Up Quality Learning Environments (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
|SAFETY, HEALTH, HYGIENE AND NUTRITION
Adhere to Health, Safety, Nutritional and Hygiene Standards and Procedures (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
|PARTNERSHIP WITH FAMILIES AND THE COMMUNITY
Establish Home-Centre Partnerships (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
Engage in Collaborative Projects with Community Stakeholders (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
Engage in Centre Initiatives and Programmes
|PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH: THE REFLECTIVE PRACTITIONER
Engage in Continuous Learning and Reflective Practice (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
Demonstrate Ethical Behaviour and Professionalism (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
Collaborate with Colleagues to Foster Positive Workplace Relations (Beginning Pre-school Teacher)
|SUPERVISED TEACHING PRACTICE
Supervised Teaching Practice
This course consist of:
- 600 classroom hours
- 300 practicum hours
Total: 900 hours
- 13 months (Place-&-Train)
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).
Applicants must have the following:
Local Singapore Qualifications:
- Bachelor Degree (with English as medium of instruction) OR
- 3 years full-time Local Polytechnic Diploma; AND
- At least a credit in GCE ‘O’ Level EL1* or English Language Acceptable alternatives
- Degree with English as medium of instruction from state recognised university^
^This also applies to applicants with state-recognised PhD/Master degree with English as the medium of instruction.
- For in-service educator working for more than 6 months of service in pre-school centre under company-sponsorship is eligible for enrolment without any salary support.
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 individuals who aspire to become Preschool Educator with the necessary qualifications and skills. The CCP operates in the mode under which the participating preschool operators will employ eligible trainees before the commencement of the full-time course. Successful trainees under this CCP will receive monthly salary and course sponsorship from employer and undertake commitment to signing of bond.
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.
Note: With effect from 1 May 2023, mature or long-term unemployed PRs will also be eligible to receive enhanced CCP salary support funding rate of up to 90% (capped at $6,000 per month).