Course Details

Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Offered by: SEGi College Penang (DK250-03(P)
Exam BodyInternal Diploma, Malaysia
Course Duration2.5 Yrs
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
FeesRefer to the Univ.
Fees (International Student)Refer to the Univ.
CampusSEGi College Kuala Lumpur, SEGi College Subang Jaya, SEGi College Penang, SEGi College Sarawak
FacultyEarly Childhood Care & Education
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyDiploma Level
Field of StudyEducation (Teacher Training & Education Sciences)
Course Description

Early childhood educators made it to the Malaysia’s Critical Occupations List 2018/2019! As of 2020, the diploma in early childhood is the minimum requirement for anyone who wishes to work in tadikas or kindergartens in Malaysia. This highlights the need for early childhood professionals who are qualified to work with human life at a time when it matters the most. SEGi’s Diploma in Early Childhood is specially crafted by a team of experts who delivered the well-respected Montessori Diploma on behalf of the Montessori Centre International UK as well as Australian and British degrees in early childhood. The diploma is regularly reviewed and responsive to industry needs.

Our academic team trains internationally as well – Iran, Korea, Myanmar, Vietnam and China. As our student, you will enjoy a learning experience that takes you beyond the college walls to the early childhood settings from the very first semester itself, where your assignments will allow you to showcase your growing competencies in delivering effective early childhood experiences. As our graduate, you are sought after in Malaysia, Singapore and China. Our diploma also allows you to enter Year 2 for a degree in early childhood.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
  • Understanding the Child’s Growth & Development
  • Effective Learning Spaces for Young Children
  • Play & Learning for Young Children
  • Physical Education & Health Care for Young Children
  • Academic English
  • Inclusion in Early Childhood
  • Observation & Assessment in Early Childhood
  • Curriculum Planning & Development for Young Children
  • Creativity for Young Children
  • Applied Digital Skills
  • Malaysia Studies 2 (Local students)
  • Elective 1
  • Safety & Well-being for Young Children
  • Global Citizenship for Young Children
  • Classroom and Behaviour Management
  • Language & Literacy for Young Children
  • Mathematics for Young Children
  • Growth Mindset (NEW) / Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
  • Science & Technology for Young Children
  • Spiritual & Moral Values for Young Children
  • Practicum 1
  • Elective 2: An Introduction to Montessori Pedagogy
  • Industrial Revolution 4.0 in Malaysia
  • Programme Planning and Development in Early Childhood
  • Administration and Management in Early Childhood
  • Partnering with Families and Community
  • Professionalism in Early Childhood
  • Co-curriculum management
  • Practicum 2
Entry Requirements
  • SPM / O-Level or equivalent with 3 credits
  • UEC with 3 credits
  • Related SKM Level 3
  • Related Certificate or equivalent
Career Prospects

As graduates, you may look forward to a fulfiling career in the following early childhood-related fields: Teaching, ownership or management of a childcare or nursery, pre-school management consultancy, employment within international schools.

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

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