Diploma in Early Childhood Education JPT/BPP(MQA/PA6539)11/20


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The Diploma in Early Childhood Education programme prepares students to become qualified Early Childhood Educators who contribute to the first phase of children’s formal education.

This programme is committed to providing students with the fundamental knowledge, skills and competencies in stimulating young children’s physical, social skills, emotional, cognitive and creative development.

Our programme integrates the education theories and best practices to enhance students’ ability to design and implement appropriate learning activities for young children. In addition, our classes are taught by faculty members with professional experience in Malaysian education landscape.

This Diploma programme prepares students to become educators of young children in a variety of academic settings. Our students are trained to assess children's learning development of multiple backgrounds, and to promote healthy and nutritional diet to the children.

Besides that, our students also learn how to communicate and collaborate with children and caregivers, and how to establish and manage a child care centre.

If you are energetic, enjoy working with children and adults, fun loving and dedicated to your learning, then this is the right programme for you!

Career Prospects Settings Other Related Careers
  • Early Childhood Educator
  • Early Childhood Supervisor
  • Parent / Caregiver Educator
  • Child Care Educator
  • Child Care Supervisor
  • Family Resource Center
  • Child Care Center
  • Before and After School Care Center
  • Children Discovery Center
  • Education Facilitator
  • Educational Toys / Books / Material Marketer
  • Creativity & Play Organizer
  • Early Learning Instructional Coach
Matapelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU)
  • Malaysian Studies
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills / Creative Problem Solving /
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A
  • Study of Moral & Ethics / Understanding Precepts of Islam
  • Community Service


  • Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 1
  • Interpersonal Communication Skills / Creative Problem Solving
  • Study of Moral & Ethics / Understanding Precepts of Islam
  • Community Service
University Courses
  • Practical English I
  • Practical English II
  • Co-Curriculum
Compulsory Courses
  • Introduction To Early Childhood Education
  • Early Childhood Special Needs Education
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition for Early Childhood Education
  • Technology Applications in Early Childhood of Education
  • Social and Moral Development for Early Childhood Education
  • Social Emotional Development of Children
  • Introduction to Child Growth and Development
  • Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education
  • Basic English for Early Childhood Education
  • Physical Education for Early Childhood Education
  • Curriculum For Early Childhood Education
  • Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education
  • Language Development of Children
  • Creativity in Early Childhood Education
  • Programme Planning and Development in Early Childhood
  • Child Psychology
  • Guiding Young Children
  • Science and Mathematics in Early Childhood Education
  • Foundation of Educational Principle
  • Psychology of Learning
  • Teaching Method
Elective Courses
  • Administration and Management in Early Childhood Education
  • Family and Community Relations
Examinations Requirements
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Pass with credits in any three (3) subjects
Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) Minimum Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in any one (1) subject
Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) Pass with a minimum grade “Maqbul
Malaysian Skills Certificate (SKM) Level 3 Malaysian Skill Certificate in Early Childhood Education / Pre-School and SPM with credit in one (1) subject
Unified Examination Certificate (UEC) Pass with minimum of grade B in three (3) subjects
Certificate in Early Childhood Education
(Level 3 KKM) or its equivalent
Certificate in other fields (Level 3 KKM)
or its equivalent
Other Qualifications Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Government of Malaysia

3 intakes in each academic year


Mode of Study: Full-time and part-time


Full-time: 2 1/2 years.
Part-time: 4 years.

Students’ ability is gauged both through continuous assessments and a final exam. The continuous assessment component comprises tests/quizzes, mid-semester examination and projects/assignments which accounts for an allocation of about 40-60% marks depending on the course. The balance of the marks is allocated for the final examination