Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education - Teaching


This course enables aspiring preschool educators to gain a broad-based understanding of principles and practices of early childhood care and education. Emphasising the core values and skills required in the early childhood curriculum, the course helps students to design, implement and evaluate appropriate learning experiences for early childhood settings. Students will also acquire a strong foundation in psychology to better understand young children’s mental processes and behaviours.



Target Participants
This course is targeting at existing and aspiring early childhood educators who require an in-depth understanding of the principles and practices of early childhood care and education.

 Course Information

Course Date:

16 April 2018

Course Duration:

Part-Time / 2.5 years

This course consists of 5 Modular Certificates (MC) and Student Internship Programme

Course Frequency:

3 times a week, 6.30pm to 9.30pm on weekdays and 9am to 2pm on Saturdays.

Application Period:

Nov 2017 – Jan 2018

 Course Fees

Course Fee Per Modular Certificate and Student Internship Programme

Category

Modular Certificates

Student Internship Programme

Workfare Training Scheme (WTS)1 

$160.92

$268.20

SME-employed Singapore Citizens aged below 40

$297.72

$496.20

Singapore Citizens & SME-employed Singapore Citizens aged 40 & above

$288.90

$481.50

Singapore Citizens aged below 40

$423.72

$706.20

Singapore Permanent Residents

$1,136.34

$1,893.90

Others & Repeat Students

$2,850.48

$4,750.80



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(nett fee payable inclusive of GST)
1Please refer to www.workfare.sg for more information on WTS
MOE subsidy will not be applicable for students who repeat a module or semester.
Fees payable is based on per MC.
The course fees will be reviewed by MOE on an annual basis and adjusted accordingly.

 Career Opportunities

Graduates of this study can become early childhood educators in kindergartens or childcare centres and teach up to kindergarten level.

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 Contact Us

 
  6788 1212
 

Temasek SkillsFuture Academy 
(South Wing Block 26B, Level 1, Unit 49)

What You Will Learn

To be awarded the Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education - Teaching, participants are required to complete a total of 5 modular certificates (MCs) and Student Internship Programme (SIP). All learners must attempt Modular Certificate in Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education before he/she can embark on the remaining 4 MCs and SIP. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of each MC. 

To commence the 5th MC & SIP, students must pass prescribed subjects of 4 MCs of 48 CUs.

Modular Certificate in Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education

Subject code Subject
GWC1007

This subject provides an overview of the early childhood care and education in Singapore. Students will explore the various approaches and models of early childhood care and education, as well as the social dynamics of learning in Singapore’s early childhood context. In addition, students will also explore appropriate practices within the early childhood context.

GWC1015

This subject presents an overview of child development from pre-natal to early childhood. It highlights the joint contributions of biology and environment to the various aspects of child development. The subject also covers observational methods in assessing and evaluating the children’s development. 

GWC1016

This subject examines the underlying theories of motor development and the importance of perceptual, gross and fine motor skills in children’s physical development. It provides opportunities for students to incorporate elements of play and creative movement activities into early years physical education.

GWC2002

This subject aims to help students understand the early childhood educator’s role in providing an environment for the care and safety of the children. Students will learn to manage areas of young children’s nutrition, health, hygiene and safety. In addition, they will also learn to understand and detect child abuse and neglect, as well as be equipped with basic first aid skills.

GWC1021

This subject provides students with the skills in personal effectiveness in order to increase self-confidence and capability as early childhood professionals. It prepares students for personal and professional success with particular attention to intrapersonal skills. In addition, it urges students to apply their interpersonal intelligence in building relationships to demonstrate sensitivity, respect for diversity and tolerance in personal communications.

Modular Certificate in Early Years Curriculum Planning

Subject code Subject
GWC1003

This subject aims to help students develop engaging lessons and activities in order to enhance the learning of English amongst young children. Students will learn to develop lessons that nurture young children’s listening, speaking, reading and writing skills.

GWC1004

This subject aims to guide students develop lessons and activities that enhances effective learning of numeracy amongst young children.

GWC1005

This subject aims to help students develop lessons that inculcate a sense of understanding of the world in young children. Students will learn to develop lessons that will build important process skills amongst young children through engaging activities.

GWC2017

This subject examines the framework of programme planning in the pedagogical curriculum of early childhood settings. It offers opportunities for the application of students’ learning in the analysis and evaluation of curricular programmes critical to children’s growth and development.

Modular Certificate In Early Years Learning Environment

Subject code Subject
GWC1017

This subject introduces students to an array of visual (2D, 3D, print and craft) and performing (drama, music and movement) arts. The subject enables students to plan appropriate learning environments and activities that foster creativity in children. It provides students with strategies to observe and assess children’s creative behaviour and works.

GWC2001

This subject aims to impart basic effective teaching strategies in order to manage and guide children’s behaviour within the classroom. Students will learn to apply these strategies in order to deliver effective lessons within a conducive learning environment.

GWC2004

This subject provides students opportunities to design and develop developmentally appropriate classroom activities. Students will learn to create and prepare learning programmes, centres, resources to enhance early years learning.

Modular Certificate In Psychology For Early Childhood Education

Subject code Subject
GWA1017

This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of psychology to better understand young children’s mental processes and behaviour. It introduces students to basic scientific theories and research to integrate psychology and child development.

GWA1015

This subject provides an overview of psychological principles and the relationship with learning and thinking, instruction, effective teaching pedagogies and classroom management in order to facilitate an optimal environment for human growth and development.

GWA3007

This subject focuses on individual differences in children. Students will explore areas such as the emotional, social and learning characteristics of individuals who are exceptional, and gain a deeper understanding of the issues that impact the lives and behaviour of these individuals.

Modular Certificate In Early Years Character Development

Subject code Subject
GWC1002

This subject aims to help students nurture their potential students’ positive sense of themselves. Students will learn to develop lessons to help young children develop a inter-personal and intra-personal skills in order to become more resilient and successful learners.

GWC2003

This subject explores the dynamics of families and their role in the development of the child. The subject introduces strategies and resources to help strengthen relationships between home, community and centre/kindergarten.

GWC3003

This subject equips students with the skills in professional values & practices and professional effectiveness with the use of information communication technologies as a learning and teaching tool. It emphasizes on the abilities to make and justify decisions on research-based knowledge and ethical issues and covers ethical principles when working with families and communities.

Subject code Subject
GWC3002

This internship programme is a minimum 300-hour attachment to relevant organisations that will enable students to link and practice their learning with the real world. Students will have opportunities to handle real problems and issues. This internship will give students practical training to apply the concepts and skills that they have acquired in the course of their study.

Minimum Entry Requirements

 

Local Qualification Pre-requisite Modules

 Minimum 5 G.C.E. ‘O’ level credits including a credit in EL1 and 1 year work experience#,

- For those without a credit in EL1, a minimum 5 G.C.E 'O' level credits plus an EL1 acceptable alternatives and 1 year work experience# is required, or

NA

 Local qualification applicants with formal education not in English are eligible if they:

- Completed 10 years of formal education, and
- Passed state exam in 5 different subjects including a B4 in GCE ‘O’ level EL1 (or acceptable alternatives).

NA

 Local Polytechnic Diploma and a credit in G.C.E. ‘O’ level EL1 (or acceptable alternatives), or 

NA

 State-recognised Degree done in English Language medium, or 

NA

 Higher NITEC in Early Childhood Education with 1 year of relevant work experience, or

Higher NITEC in Early Childhood Education holders with CGPA of less than 3.0 are required to attain a pass grade for the specified pre-requisite modules

 Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (CECCE) / Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (ACECCE) holders and a credit in G.C.E. ‘O’ level EL1 (or acceptable alternatives) with 1 year of relevant work experience 

CECCE/ACECCE holders are required to attain a pass grade for the specified pre-requisite modules

#Applicants who do not have 1 year of work experience may continue to apply and be assessed on a case-by- case basis

* Pre-requisite modules refer to the modules offered under the Modular Certificate in Fundamentals of Early Childhood Education. 

Advance Standing Eligibility

Higher NITEC in Early Childhood Education, CECCE or ACECCE holders will be granted an exemption of 200 hours of Student Internship Programme.

Foreign Qualification

Formal Education in English

 Completed 10 years of formal education in EL, and

 Passed state exam in 5 different subjects including a C6 in GCE ‘O’ level EL1 or any of the acceptable alternatives

Formal Education Not In English

 Completed 10 years of formal education, and

 Passed state exam in 5 different subjects including a B4 in GCE ‘O’ level EL1 (or acceptable alternatives), or

 Obtained an undergraduate degree with English as the medium of instruction from a state-recognised university A 

A Note: This also applies to applicants with state-recognised PhD/Master degree with English as the medium of instruction.

Teacher Registration Requirement

Please take note that in order to be granted teacher certification status to teach up to Kindergarten levels by Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), new teachers must have a minimum of a B4 grade for EL1. 

Mother Tongue (MT) teachers must have at least a B4 grade in MT. 

Those with a C5 or C6 in EL1/MT are given 2 years from the point of teacher registration to obtain either a B4 or any acceptable alternatives for EL teachers, and a minimum level 6 in Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) for CL teachers.

Medical Examination Requirements

All applicants are required to pass a medical examination before confirmation of acceptance to the course. 

Please refer to the list of medical conditions which may lead to non-acceptance.

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Application Procedures & Enquiries

Submit on-line application via:
https://cetoas.tp.edu.sg/Account/Logon

Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
Temasek Polytechnic
South Wing Block 26B, Level 1, Unit 49
21 Tampines Ave 1
Singapore 529757

Opening Hours
8.30 am to 7.00 pm (Mon to Fri)
Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Contact Details
 6788 1212
 tsa@tp.edu.sg
  http://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.