Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Veritas University College

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Do you love being around children and communicating with them? Have you always wanted to be involved in nurturing young minds and behaviour?

The first few years of a child’s development are pivotal in laying the foundation for their long-term success—and you can be an integral part of it.

With the Veritas University College Diploma in Early Childhood Education, you will acquire the specialised skills needed to be an early childhood educator, and contribute towards the initial development of young learners.

Are you ready to help lead the generation of tomorrow?

With this Course, You Will:

  • Be equipped with mandatory qualification, as required by the Malaysian government, for staff employed in licensed early childhood centres (kindergartens and childcare centres)
  • Be qualified with an MQA approved programme which includes IR4.0 elements (digital transformation)
  • Be highly sought-after by early childhood specialists.Learn about the scientific and theoretical underpinnings of psychology

    Why choose Veritas University College?

    At Veritas, we are constantly re-thinking the learning process and leveraging on efficiency, technology and strategic partnerships to provide a holistic next gen educational journey for our students. As the world’s first Pay It Forward university, Veritas is also committed to pushing the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals by continuously developing world class programmes at some of the most affordable fees available in the market. As a result of our far-reaching efforts, Veritas has received the BrandLaureate Best Brand in Online Education award for 2020 and 2021 in recognition of our exceptional academic and co-curricular experience.

    How Do I Get In?

    To enrol into this course, you are required to have a minimum of:

    • SPM/IGCSE or equivalent – 3 credits
    • STPM – minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any subject or equivalent
    • STAM I minimum grade of Maqbul
    • Any MQA approved certificate or equivalent

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    COURSE MODULES

    Year 1

    Child Growth and Development

    This module discusses a child’s development from birth through the end of the early childhood years. The main developmental themes and trends within this time are considered as the implications from caring and interacting with children at different points in their development. This course also emphasizes on how family, community and culture influences growth and development. 

    Introduction to Psychology

    This module provides an introduction to the concepts and theories of psychology and to their application to real life situations. Topics include history, research methods, sensation, perception, consciousness, stress and coping, learning, memory, motivation and emotions.

     Introduction to Early Childhood Education

    This course will provide you with the key understanding of philosophy, goals and learning objectives as well as implementation of National Preschool Curriculum Standards and PERMATA curriculum. You will also be exposed to other international preschool curriculum. 

    Music, Movement and Drama in Early Childhood Education

    This module introduces you to the world of teaching music, drama and movement in the early childhood classroom. It demonstrates how powerful the learning areas of music, drama and movement are in respect to accessing other learning areas. It also provides a knowledge base for the deeper understanding of theory, application methodologies, practical activities and the significance of music, drama and movement in the early childhood curriculum. 

    Arts and Crafts in Early Childhood Education

    This module introduces students to theories and principles of creativity and the artistic world of teaching art in the early childhood classroom. It addresses a child’s creative process to deepen the understanding of growth and development of young children.

    Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education

    This module explores the strategies of observing and assessing processes as a means of studying the development of children. You will be introduced to systematic methods of observation and assessment to establish nurturing relationships with a non-threatening approach. 

    Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education

    This module explores the strategies of observing and assessing processes as a means of studying the development of children. You will be introduced to systematic methods of observation and assessment to establish nurturing relationships with a non-threatening approach. 

    Early Learning and Early Environment

    Early Learning and Early Environment discusses the importance of conducive environment, health and safety principles according to a child’s development. It involves the appropriate use of materials and digital resources in early learning curriculum delivery. 

    Play in Early Childhood Education

    Play in Early Childhood Education discusses the correlation between play time, the learning process and children's development. This course allows you to design play activities and toys for children.

    Guiding Young Children

    Guiding Young Children emphasises on the theoretical orientation in early childhood education. You will learn leadership skills and values, strategies and techniques to promote emotional and social wellness. This course allow you to professionally deal with young children’s challenging behaviours. 

    Special Needs in Early Childhood Education

    Special Needs in Early Childhood Education provides students with pertinent information about this specific area. The course guides you through identification, modifying activities, assessment and extra support that is essential in dealing with the issues of special needs as well as equipping you with the skills to provide effective and influential education for children with special needs.  

    Mathematics in Early Childhood Education

    This course introduces early Mathematics concepts and skills to student. It aims to enable students to plan developmentally appropriate Mathematics learning through daily routine and activities. It encourages students to prepare materials and digital resources, and create an active learning environment that fosters curiosity and confidence. 

    Curriculum Planning and Development

    This module provides you with a comprehensive understanding of curriculum and theories, including planning, evaluating and modifying the various areas required in curriculum design along with content knowledge on the essential categories of child development.

    English for Early Childhood Education

    This course is designed to understand the theories, process and development to develop real life communication, as it integrates the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Upon completion of the course, you will have practical knowledge of the language and be able to use it with some measure of confidence in teaching English as a second language to nursery and preschool children. 

    Year 2

    Language and Literacy in Early Childhood Education

    This module offers an overview on the development of language, literacy and listening skills in young children. It emphasizes language and literacy theories and activities, teachers’ approach and strategy to incorporate appropriate materials and digital resources to promote literacy. 

    Health, Safety and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education

    This module focuses on the aspects of health, safety and nutrition for young children. The topics covered are policies and procedures of nutrition; basic concepts of food and nutrients; safety; and maximizing the child’s potential through health. 

    Social Studies in Early Childhood Education

     In this module, you will learn philosophy and theories of social studies, personal skills in managing identity, environmental, cultural and critical issues in various aspects of social studies in the life of young children.

    Science and Technology for Early Childhood Education

    This module introduces you to the world of teaching science and technology, and its development through materials and digital resources delivery of early learning curriculum. Instruction, curriculum and strategies are discussed to help you become an effective and competent science and technology teacher. 

    Online Teaching for Early Childhood Education

    Practicum* (in Taska & Tadika)

    This 16-week practicum provides you with hands-on experience in a Nursery (TASKA) and Preschool (TADIKA) classroom to help you learn the challenges and responsibilities that come with teaching of early childhood education. 

    Partnering with Families in Early Childhood Education

    This course is intended to introduce you to the family concept by looking at various definitions, family oriented early childhood education, discuss on the framework of family, and early childhood settings cooperation. It is designed to help you understand and comprehend the communication at early stages of relationship between school and family. 

    Spiritual and Moral Values in Early Childhood Education

    This course focuses on fundamental values, with key concepts on moral and spiritual inculcated in young learners.  It helps you develop effective interpersonal skills and discusses different approaches to teaching moral and spiritual values, integrating moral with social and culture and creating activities based on moral values.

    Partnering with Community in Early Childhood Education

    This module is designed to help you develop the required knowledge and skills to collaborate with community members. When children see positive communication between community, or carers and staff, they will begin to learn it is important to build healthy relationships. In partnering with community, you will be able to share your experiences with each other and your understanding of how your bond is important to a child.

    Programme Planning and Development in Early Childhood Education

    This module exposes you to the philosophy, theories, principles and models of programme planning and development in early childhood care and education. The scheduling and evaluation for continuous programme improvement, curriculum and other organizational systems covering the various approaches and strategies are also highlighted in this course.

    Administration and Management in Early Childhood Education

    This module focuses on understanding the guidelines and regulations (Child Care Act), basic requirements for setting up a nursery and pre-school settings, the regulatory guidelines, the operational aspects of the centre, financial planning for sustainability, marketing and staff development. 

    MPU Modules

    Community Service 1

    Community Service provides an opportunity to support the well-being of communities. You will learn to identify the needs of community and contribute to a community service or charity of your choice. 

    Pengajian Malaysia 2

    This module discusses history and politics, the Constitution, administrative systems and structures, community and unity, nation-building and religious beliefs. Malaysian students will learn to foster a strong sense of national identity and patriotism. 

    Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi

    International students are taught the basics of the Malay language to help in their daily communication. You will also learn to read, write and understand simple sentences and paragraphs in Malay.  

    Organizational Behaviour in Multi-ethnic Society in Malaysia 1

    This module helps you understand the theoretical aspects and practical applications of organizational behaviour. It prepares you for work in organizations, and gives you the competency to work more effectively and efficiently in a sustainable manner. 

    Kemahiran Keusahawanan 1

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