EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATOR TRAINING COURSES
The quality and standards of care, development and learning are determined by the quality of training received by early childhood educators with specialised training in child development are able to create a warm and conducive learning environment
to develop children’s social and emotional competencies and nurture their love for learning.
ECDA supports a number of professional training courses designed to equip trainees with the knowledge and skills to become effective facilitators in the classroom. The course that you choose will depend on your qualifications, experience and the age group of children you would like to work with.
Applicants who possess a Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (CECCE) or Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education (ACECCE) or WSQ ACECCE and a credit in GCE ‘O’ level English Language (or acceptable alternatives) can apply to the DECCE-T programme offered by the National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC). Applicants will be subjected to NIEC’s further assessment for course eligibility. For more details on course content and application procedures, please refer to: National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC)
ECDA does not accredit nor recognise early childhood degree or master programmes as the basic qualification required to be certified as a preschool educator in Singapore to teach children between 18 months and 6 years old is the Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education – Teaching (DECCE-T), WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching (WSQ PDECCE-T) or equivalent.