Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Application Dates
Course Overview
2 years
Prior Study
Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM)
Study Field




Undergraduate (Diploma, Bachelor)


MYR 11,800


2 years


Students will learn about:

  • how children learn
  • the importance of responsive relationships
  • how to create responsive inclusive play-based learning environments and natural play spaces for children, families and the community
  • human development
  • observation and reflection, and the preparation of pedagogical documentation by children, families and the community
  • social justice, advocacy, leadership and the role of the ECE professional
  • the importance of collaborating with relevant community agencies
  • how ministry and government legislation and guidelines inform practice.

Entry requirements

  • SPM 3 Credits, or
  • SPM 2 Credits 3 years of teaching experience, or
  • SPM 1 Credit 5 years of teaching experience, or
  • Certificate in Pre-school Education, or
  • Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), or
  • other equivalent qualifications

Course Overview

Programmes Structure

  • Child Growth and Development
  • Early Mathematics
  • Art, Craft and Drama
  • English Language and Literacy for Early Childhood
  • Early Learning and Early Environments
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Social Studies and Environment for Early Childhood
  • Observing and Assessing in Early Childhood
  • Early Science and Technology
  • Bahasa Malaysia Komunikasi dan Literasi
  • Music, Movement & Drama
  • Preschool Curriculum Planning & Development
  • Teaching Practice I
  • Spiritual and Moral Education
  • Guiding Young Children
  • TASKA Programme Planning and Development 
  • TASKA Curriculum Development
  • TASKA Curriculum Planning
  • Early Care and Education
  • Administration and Management in Early Childhood
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Partnering with Family and Community
  • Safety, Health and Nutrition
  • Professionalism in Early Childhood Education
  • Teaching Practice II


  • Tamil Language for Early Childhood /
  • Chinese Language for Early Childhood /
  • Young Children’s Literature


  • Malaysian Societal Issues
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A / English for Academic Studies
  • Pengajian Malaysia II
  • Community Service