KLC International Institute

Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education – Leadership (WSQ Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education)


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Description

In the rapidly growing field of Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE), the demand for qualified professionals is insatiable. The objective of this programme is to equip you with the requisite knowledge and skills to effectively assume supervisory or administrative positions in Early Childhood Education or related fields. You will be equipped with working knowledge on leadership skills, staff management and supervision, financial management, communication strategies, training and development in organizations, advocacy, and approaches to training, mentorship and professionalism in early childhood settings. You will be guided towards developing the capabilities required to cope with the daily challenges in managing staff, and working with children and parents.

 

This training programme is also accredited as the WSQ Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) system.

 

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, graduates will be able to:

  • Demonstrate awareness of issues pertaining to government guidelines and curriculum implementation in pre-school education;
  • Demonstrate awareness of issues and research in pre-school education;
  • Perform simple action research skills;
  • Observe, evaluate and appraise teacher-effectiveness in providing for a creative learning environment, and thereafter mentor fellow-teachers;
  • Manage and supervise early childhood centres in such a way as to promote effective learning programmes, encourage teamwork among staff and collaboration with parents; and
  • Efficiently manage and administer pre-school centres.

 

Course Structure

 

Modules

Duration

CURRENT ISSUES   AND RESEARCH IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION

  • Current Trends, Issues and Research in Early Childhood Education
  • Issues in Special Education 

60

 DESIGNING THE   EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE and EDUCATION CURRICULUM

  • Designing Curriculum for Diversity
  • Planning for Learning in Cooperative and Integrated Contexts
  • Assessment and Evaluation in Early Childhood Contexts
  • Managing Educational Resources to Support Learning

180

 UNDERSTANDING AND   IMPLEMENTING ACTION RESEARCH IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION

  • Action Research Project 

90

 LEADERSHIP,   MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CARE AND EDUCATION SETTINGS

  • Early Childhood Leadership and Management
  • Staff Development and Supervision
  • Effective Mentoring in EC Organisations
  • Programme Management and Administration
  • Financial Planning and Management in Early Childhood Contexts 

230

 Professional   Development

  • Effective Communication for Leaders 

30

 Partnership with Families and the Community

  • Partnership with Families and the Community 

60

 Supervised Leadership Practice 

  • Leadership Practicum 

200

Total Course Hours

850

 

 

Course Fee
Local Students International Students
Course Fee $10,180.00 N.A.
After WDA Funding (70%) $3,054.00  
After WTS Funding (95%) $509.00  
No. of Instalments 2

 

Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCE “O” level credits including EL1* and Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education- Teaching
  • *For those with C5 or C6 in EL1 are given 2 years from the point of teacher registration to obtain b4 in EL1 or a minimum band of 6.5 in IELTS.

Delivery methods

  • classroom

Assesment Methods

  • Group projects, assignments, literature review & practicum.

Graduation and Degree

  • Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education (WSQ Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education)

Commencement date

Apr

Full/part time

Full Time

Length of course

14 Months

Course Price

$ 10,180.00

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