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Diploma in Early Childhood Education
KPT/JPS (N/143/4/0053) 03/18

Early Childhood Education

Diploma in Early Childhood Education is a full time programme that prepares students to be professionally equipped to be teachers of Early Childhood Education.

Who is this For?

This programme is for those who have a passion in children and early childhood development, and practicing kindergarten teachers in the public or private sectors who wants to attain a diploma qualification in ECE for their professional development.

Programme Description

Diploma in Early Childhood Education is a full time programme that prepare students to be professionally equipped to be teachers of Early Childhood Education focusing on children in the category of Early Childcare (birth to 4 years) and Preschool (5 to 6 years). The programme focuses in developing a child’s cognitive & learning skills, motor skills and social-emotional growth. This programme was implemented in September 2013.

Programme Aims

Develop the knowledge and understanding of how children grow and how they learn. Recognise the differences among individual children within family and community context and children as individuals with unique characteristics. Identify child-centered practices, emerging trends and policies that have influence on early childhood care and education. Apply a variety of care and education system to develop safe, healthy and child responsive environment. Cultivate the need for commitment to lifelong care and education.

Career Prospects

Upon completion of this programme, a graduate can work as child care (taska) providers, teachers or professional, child development consultant/specialist, early childhood education curriculum specialist, early childhood administrator, educator for children with special needs, preschool/ kindergarten (tadika) teachers, social workers, mentors and coaches, family child care centres, nursery and licensed child care programmes. Students can also opt to further their studies at Degree level or post-graduate programmes.

Entry Requirements

• SPM with 3 credits including English
• Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Government of Malaysia

Semester Duration

DURATION: 8 Semesters



  • Foundation of Early Childhood Education
  • Child Development 1 ( aged 4 & below )
  • Basic Pedagogical approaches in Early Childhood Education
  • Reading, vocabulatory & grammar 2
  • Pengajian Malaysia 2
  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Nutrition and safety for young children
  • Curriculum in Early Childhood Education
  • Language and early literacy
  • Programme planning & strategic teaching 1 ( aged 4 & below )
  • Observing and assessing young children’s development
  • Practicum 1 : Internship for Nursery
  • Child Development 2 ( aged 4-8 )
  • Introduction to EARLY AND WRITING SKILLS (BM/BI)
  • Technology in Early Childhood Education
  • Effective Communication
  • Skills / Principles of Moral and Ethics / Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • PC Competency
  • Drama and Role Play in English
  • Creativity in Early Childhood Education
  • Mathematics in E.C.E
  • Family Institution / The Precepts of Islam / Creative Problem Solving
  • Elective subject
  • Contemporary Issues and Trends in ECE
  • Management and Organization in E.C.E
  • Programme, Planning and Strategic Teaching 2
  • Science in ECE
  • Human and Social Skills Project
  • Children with Special Needs and Learning Disabilities
  • Play in Early Childhood Education
  • Physical in Early Childhood Education
  • Practicum 2 : Internship – Block Practice Preschool / Kindergarten (TADIKA)