Diploma in Early Childhood Education

JPT/BPP(K)1000- 600/P712 Jld. 4(9) (FA 9692) 10/23

The future lies in the hands of children. Therefore, children need educators as an inspiration and guidance for them. Early Childhood Education in Malaysia refers to education for infants, toddlers and young children. It focuses on child’s socio-emotional growth, cognitive, learning and physical skills in order to prepare children for basic primary school education.

Diploma in Early Childhood Education programme is designed for those who genuinely love children and passionate about teaching and learning. Nowadays, governments, parents and the general public place a greater emphasis on trained and qualified early childhood educators. This programme equips students with knowledge, skills and competencies required in childcare and preschool settings. Preschool principals, teachers and care takers who wants to upgrade their academic qualification are encouraged to pursue this programme. We view ourselves as an active and vibrant contributor in nurturing and shaping the future generation. Our syllabus adopts a practical approach by incorporating various modes of pedagogy such as face to face, e-learning, hands-on experience and internships.


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Entry RequirementProgramme StructureCareer Opportunities
  • A pass in SPM with a minimum of 3 credits in any subject or its equivalent;
  • A pass in Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia (STPM) with a minimum of Grade C (GP 2.00) in any subject or its equivalent;
  • A pass in Sijil Tinggi Agama Malaysia (STAM) with a minimum grade of Maqbul;
  • A pass in SKM level 3 in Early Child Care/Preschool and pass SPM with a minimum of 1 credit in any subject;
  • A Certificate in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or its equivalent;
  • A pass in UEC (Unified Examination Certificate) with a minimum of 3 Grade B in any subjects or its equivalent;
  • Any other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government.
  • Elementary English
  • Academic English
  • English for Communication
  • English in Early Childhood Education
  • Learning Skills
  • Child Development
  • Curriculum for Early Childhood Education
  • Planning and Administration for Early Childhood Education
  • Teaching and Learning Approaches in Early Childhood Programme
  • Family and Community in Early Childhood Programme
  • Guiding Children Behavior
  • Arts and Creativity in Early Childhood Education
  • Science and Mathematics in Early Childhood Education
  • Teacher Professional Development in Early Childhood Education
  • Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education
  • Safety, Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education
  • Music and Movement in Early Childhood Education
  • Special Needs in Early Childhood Education
  • Bahasa Melayu dalam Pendidikan Awal Kanak-Kanak
  • Creative Learning Through Play
  • Spiritual and Moral Education in Early Childhood Education
  • Integrating Technology in Early Childhood Education
  • Entrepreneurship in Early Childhood Programme
  • Mandarin/Arabic Language
  • Teaching Practicum (Nursery and Preschool)

MPU Subjects

  • Pengajian Malaysia 2
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A/Etika Professional
  • Community Service
  • Fundamental of Lifelong Learning
  • ECE practitioners
  • Centre Owners
  • Tadika/ Taska Managers
  • Teacher Assistants
  • Parent-Child Consultants
  • ECE Policy Maker
  • Child Space Designer
  • Child Classroom Designer
  • Children Toy Designer/ Maker
  • Child Music Experts
  • Child Drama Experts
  • Child Behaviour Experts
  • Children’s Event Management
  • Children’s Stage Management

SENTRAL College Penang: Enrol Preschool and Early Childhood Education Course In Malaysia

Study the Diploma in Early Childhood Education at SENTRAL College Penang, Malaysia to shape young minds in the journey. Aspiring educators who genuinely love children and are passionate about teaching will find our programme tailored to their passion. With a strong emphasis on trained and qualified early childhood educators, our Diploma in Preschool Education equips students with the essential knowledge and competencies required in childcare and preschool settings. The practical approach of our syllabus, incorporating face-to-face, e-learning, hands-on experience, and internships, ensures the skill sets of future educators. Upon completion, graduates can explore diverse career opportunities, such as ECE practitioners, teacher assistants, and childcare centre managers. At our college institution, our facility consists of the Early Childhood Playroom which helps to provide students with hands-on practice to become confident and competent early childhood educators. Enrol in SENTRAL College Penang to nurture and shape the future generation with passion and excellence.