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Course Code : UFD (MQA/SWA0633) 
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Overview

The programme is offered specifically for working adults, especially educators and operators of child care centres who are interested and require specialised skills and knowledge in the field of early childhood education for career development purposes.


Objectives

By the end of this programme, students should be able to:

  • Explain the fundamental aspects of Early Childhood Education
  • Apply basic skills in early childhood education to function as an educator in non-governmental organisations and privates/public sectors
  • Demonstrate social skills and responsibility as an early childhood educator for the benefit of society
  • Instill ethics and moral responsibility into the role of early childhood educators
  • Communicate effectively, work in a team and possess basic leadership skills
  • Use scientific skills to understand children according to their age and capabilities
  • Continuously develop the knowledge and skills learned towards lifelong learning
  • Undertake the necessary role as a manager/entrepreneur and facilitator of early childhood education programme which conform to the child age and stage

Accreditation Status

Fully Accredited (MQA/SWA0633) http://www.mqa.gov.my/mqr/


Programme Structure

Students must complete a total of 63 credit in order to qualify for the award of Executive Diploma. They must pass all courses prescribed as Compulsory Courses and Core Courses

Compulsory Courses

 Course
Credit
1. Thinking and Communication Skills
3
2. Effective Presentation Skills
3
3. Fundamentals of Entrepreneurial Acculturation
3
  Total
9

Core Courses

 Course
Credit
4. Basic Child Development
4
5. Philosophy of Early Childhood Education
4
6. Early Childhood Language and Literacy
4
7. Approaches and Strategies for Early Childhood Education I
4
8. Art for Children
4
9. Basic Health and Safety for Early Childhood Education
4
10. Approaches and Strategies for Early Childhood Education II
4
11. ICT Use in Education of Children
4
12. Music for Children
4
13. Pre-Math and Pre-Science for Early Childhood
4
14. Moral and Spiritual Education for Early Childhood
4
15. Teachers and Parents Partnership
4
16. Professional Practice of Early Childhood Education
6
  Total
54

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