Fundamentals Certificate In Early Childhood Care & Education (Part Time)

Provided by Asian International College

Course introduction


Accredited by Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)

Programme Overview
This programme is specially designed to enable a child care assistant to play a valuable role in supporting the child care teacher in classroom management and supervision of children aged 0-8 years.

Course Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, students will be able to:

    1. Acquire knowledge and skills in the growth and development of the child
    2. Meet and respond to the basic needs of children
    3. Plan and deliver quality programs and experiences for young children
    4. Provide a stimulating and safe environment for young children
    5. Demonstrate understanding of the roles and responsibilities as a caregiver

Entry Requirements
Minimum of Secondary 2 level education

Lessons are conducted through lectures, small-group discussions, workshops, demonstrations, role-plays, field trips and project work.

The course is conducted over 4 months of part-time study. Students are required to complete 120 classroom hours and 60 practicum hours.

Requirement for Graduation
To qualify for certification of the programme and/or progression to the next level of the programme, students must pass all prescribed modules and practicum (where applicable).

o   Students will be notified on the collection of transcripts within 3 months from the last assessment.
o   The certificates will be presented to the student upon graduation annually.

Students who successfully complete all modules will be awarded the Fundamentals Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education by Asian International College.

Course Outline

Child Development Guidance (0-8 years)
Creative Approaches to Caring and Learning
Safety, Health and Nutrition
Professional Development
Working with Families
Supervised Teaching

Government funding schemes are available for all Singaporeans and PRs. Please approach our friendly Recruitment Officers for assistance.

What Our Student Says

"The Fundamentals Certificate gave me a good overview of Early Childhood Education. They were even able to make the 'dry lesson' on early childhood theories come alive!"

Vivien Yip (Class of 2009)

Fees & Funding

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