Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Conventional)

Veritas University College

Course Overview

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?

Learning Outcomes

  • 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

About 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. 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, 2021 and 2022 in recognition of our exceptional academic and co-curricular experience.

How Do I Get In?

  • SPM/IGCSE or equivalent – 3 credits
  • STPM – minimum Grade C (GP 2.0) in any subject or equivalent
  • STAM I minimum grade of Maqbul
  • A pass in SKM Level 3 and pass SPM with One (1) credit OR 
  • A pass in UEC with at least Grade B in any 5 subjects OR
  • Any MQA approved certificate or equivalent
  • Qualifications recognized by the University senate. 

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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 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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

Special Needs in Early Childhood Education

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

Year 2

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.

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.

Curriculum Planning and Development

The course discusses the importance of developing children’s spiritual and moral values in early years. It focuses on fundamental values and morals inculcated in young learners. The course will discuss different approaches to teaching spiritual and moral values, integrating moral with social and culture and creating activities based on moral values. It aims to develop students’ ability to plan a developmentally appropriate spiritual and moral programme for 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. 

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.

Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education

Observation and Assessment in Early Childhood Education explores the strategies of observing and assessing processes as a means of studying the development of children. Students will be introduced to systematic methods of observation and assessment to establish nurturing relationships with a non-threatening approach.

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.

English for Early Childhood Education

The student will be exposed to the school curriculum and other organizational systems, including theories, covering the various early childhood education approaches. This will encompass nursery until kindergarten levels. This course is designed to expose the students about principles and models for programme planning and development in early childhood education. Students will be exposed to the scheduling and evaluation for continuous programme improvement.

Online Teaching for Early Childhood Education

This module will build knowledge and skills needed in the foundations of technology-based teaching and learning in the early childhood education context. You will be exposed to a range of digital technologies which support teaching and learning. This includes the learning of and about resources and digital applications for preschool online teaching and learning.

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. 

Administration and Management in Early Childhood Education

This program focuses on understanding of the basic requirements for setting up of a nursery and pre-school settings, the regulatory guidelines, the operational aspects of the centre, financial planning for sustainability, marketing and staff development.

Practicum (TASKA & TADIKA)

The practicum module provides students with hands-on experience in the classroom allowing students to be introduced to the challenges and responsibilities that come with teaching of early childhood education.

MPU Modules

Kemahiran Keusahawanan 1

Understand how organisations work and why people behave as they do in work settings. Make organisations perform more effectively and efficiently in a sustainable manner.

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 (Local Students)

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)

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. 

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