International Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education

Provided by KLC International Institute

Course introduction


Research has shown that the early years of young children have a strong influence in their achievements in the later years. With the increasing amount of time young children spent in preschools, it is vital that preschool and kindergarten teachers be trained in both teaching pedagogical skills and in understanding of growth and development of young children.

This 1200 hour course is specially designed for preschool and kindergarten teachers to improve their teaching skills and knowledge of young children.

Course Objectives                                                              

  • Enable students to transfer education philosophies and child development theories into developmentally appropriate experiences
  • Enable students to be skilful in their role of observation and application of knowledge of child development
  • Present students with a variety of approaches and strategies which facilitate the development of appropriate curriculum
  • Enable students to develop interpersonal and communication skills to collaborate with fellow colleagues, parents and other professionals in the community


Principles & Practices In Early Childhood Education
Module Subject Duration
Unit 1 Early Childhood Education and Historical Perspectives 30

Early Childhood Development Studies
Module Subject Duration
Unit 2 Development & Assessing Young Children's Development  
Unit 3 Observing, Documenting & Assessing Young Children's Development  
Unit 4 Young Children and Play Development  
Unit 5 Understanding Young Children with Special Needs  
  Total 210

Curriculum And Pedagogy
Module Subject Duration
Unit 6 Young Children's Language & Literacy Education  
Unit 7 Young Children & Mathematics Education  
Unit 8  Discovery of the World  
Unit 9 Music Education & Movement for Young Children  
Unit 10 Arts Education for Early Childhood  
Unit 11 Fitness, Health & Wellness in Early Childhood  
Unit 12 Self and Social Awareness  
Unit 13 Creating Learning Spaces for Young Children  
Unit 14 Classroom & Behaviour Management  
Unit 15 Curriculum for Young Children  
Unit 16 Programme for Infants & Toddlers  
  Total 460

Personal And Professional Development
Module Subject Duration
Unit 17 The Teacher's Professional Growth and Conduct  
Unit 18 Personal Growth: Developing Interpersonal & Communication Skills  
  Total 120

Safety, Health & Nutrition
Module Subject Druation
Unit 19 Young Children's Safety, Health & Nutrition 40

Working With Families
Module Subject Duration
Unit 20 Partnership with Families 40

Teaching Practicum
Module Subject Duration
Unit 21 Teaching Practice 300

Individual and/or group assignments, written examinations, and supervised teaching practice.

Award of Certificate
Upon successful completion of coursework and practicum, a minimum of 80% attendance, students will be awarded the International Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education issued by KLC International Institute, Singapore.

Average Teacher-Student Ratio
Admission Requirements
Candidates must have minimum of 10 years in formal education with the following English Language requirements:
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) - A minimum overall band of 5.0 in the IELTS; OR
  • Certificate in English Proficiency (CEP) - Completion of KLCII Certificate in English Proficiency Level 3; OR
  • College English Test (CET) - Band 4 or a total mark of 450 or above in the new CET 4; OR
  • Public English Test System (PETS) - Band 4 in Public English Test System

Fees & Funding

Please enquire below for course fees and financial grants: