||You’ll graduate with two professional qualifications – a Diploma in Teaching plus a Diploma in Leadership! |
||Most established poly diploma in Early Childhood Education |
||Scholarships and study awards offered by Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), PAP Community Foundation (PCF) and Temasek Cares |
||Accredited by MSF and MOE |
||Graduates can complete a four-year degree in just two years at Wheelock College (SG), at highly subsidised tuition fees |
If you can’t imagine anything better than a life spent shaping and guiding young minds, then this diploma is for you.
The first such full-time diploma to be launched in Singapore, the Diploma in Early Childhood Education (ECH) offers both teaching and leadership qualifications.
Here you will learn about play in the early years, curriculum design and assessment, child health and nutrition, and the holistic development of young children. You will be equipped with teaching skills and management and leadership skills – the sort of training you will need to go on to become the supervisor or principal of a kindergarten or childcare centre.
With ECH, you also get to go on weekly attachments with childcare centres right from your first year. This will give you the chance to apply and hone your skills alongside experienced teachers.
ECH is also fully accredited by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and the Ministry of Education (MOE). It is delivered jointly with the SEED Institute which runs The Caterpillar’s Cove – a child development centre set up by Ngee Ann right here on campus, where you will be given the chance to work with children.
In your final year, you can look forward to working on an Action Research Project to develop a programme or product, or implement changes to the curriculum and classroom environment.
A number of scholarships will be awarded to Ngee Ann students taking programmes in early childhood education. The scholarships, which will cover full tuition fees, text books and laptop allowances, will be awarded to students with good 'O' Level results and CCA.
You can start your career as an early childhood educator and go on to become a supervisor or principal of an early childhood centre. You can also work in agencies that offer services for children and families.
"The ECH course provided great exposure with opportunities to observe and teach in pre-school centres. The practical learning was fun, challenging and enriching. Besides hands-on teaching experience, the leadership modules that prepared me for my supervisory duties were very useful. Getting the 2-in-1 diploma was a bonus!"
- Nurliza Bte Mohd Shah, 2006 graduate, Pre-school Supervisor
The Singapore Institute of Technology now offers our ECH grads the chance to pursue a degree from Boston’s Wheelock College right here at Ngee Ann Poly. You will be able to complete this four-year BSc in Early Childhood Education in just two years and at subsidised fees. You will also get to go on a five-week immersion programme in Boston!
ECH grads may apply for relevant degree programmes at the Nanyang Technological University and the National University of Singapore and receive up to one semester’s exemption.
You may also enjoy exemptions for the following overseas degree programmes:
• Edith Cowan University (Australia)
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Science (Psychology)
• Queensland University of Technology (Australia)
• Macquarie University (Australia)
- Bachelor of Early Childhood Studies
- Bachelor of Education
• University of South Australia (Australia)
- Bachelor of Early Childhood
• James Cook University (Singapore)
- Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
- Bachelor of Business
- Bachelor of Psychology
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
- Bachelor of Information Technology
ECH graduates can also gain direct entry into the following programmes that are offered in partnership with Social Service Training Institute (SSTI):
• Monash University (Australia)
• Flinders University (Australia)
- Bachelor of Education (Special Education)