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Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Course Title : Early Childhood Education, Diploma
Course Code : DECE

About the Course
Diploma in Early Childhood Education (DECE) programme is specially designed to provide students with broad-based knowledge on the basic education and preparation of young children for preschool and primary school years and to support the teacher training and translating child development theory and research into best practice in the early childhood. This curriculum provides knowledge and skill development in establishing a safe, secure and stimulating environment for young children. Students will develop an understanding of children's physical and mental needs, social, cognitive, creative, and emotional development. In this programme, student will be able to develop teachers who would be instrumental in the nurturing and the guidance of preschool and primary school children.

Entry Requirement

(i) Pass SPM/SPMV with at least 3 credits;


(ii) Pass Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) with at least grade B in 3 subjects;


(iii) other equivalent qualification recognised by Malaysian Government

Duration : 2 1/2 years

Core Subjects

  • Understanding the Fundamentals of Interpersonal Skills
  • Learning through Play
  • Understanding Creative Experiences with Children
  • Introduction to Child Growth and Development
  • Program Planning for Infants & toddlers
  • Approaches in Early Childhood Education
  • Reading and Literature for Early Childhood
  • Physical Education for Children
  • Children Social Development
  • Pre-school Science and Mathematics
  • Reading and Literature for Early Childhood
  • The Management of Kindergartens

Career Prospect
Graduates of this programme will be able to be versatile and apply their knowledge and skills to a wide variety of sectors including educational sectors, writing and publication sector or in a range of educational settings providing advice and support (counselling and advice) as:-

  • Children's Books Author
  • Children's Sports Development Organiser & Advisor
  • Early Education Advisor
  • Education Planner
  • Educational Games, Toys And Media Developer
  • Kindergarten (Pre-School) Administrator
  • Kindergarten (Pre-School) Educator
  • Pre-School Teacher/ Tutor
  • Academicians
  • Programme Administrator/ Coordinator
  • Administrative Executive

Graduates may consider getting advance standing education to obtain reputable Malaysian or International degrees which lead to more professional and lucrative careers in future.

KPT Reference : KR11797 [JPT/BPP(U)1000-801/33/Jld.3(12)]

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