Fundamentals Certificate In Early Childhood Care And Education

(Awarded By Nanyang Institute of Management)

School of Early Childhood Education

Awarding Institution

Course Objective

Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic understanding of child development theories when working with children;
  • Provide a warm, caring and responsive relationship in classroom management and supervision of children;
  • Assist in preparing and be involved in carrying out simple activities and learning experiences with children;
  • Gain knowledge on children’s health and nutritional requirements;
  • Carry out routine care, rituals and transitions; and
  • Appreciate their roles and responsibilities as a caregiver.
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COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

Accredited by ECDA

This course is accredited by Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) in Singapore.

Supervised Teaching Practice (60 hours)

Gain real-life insights and experience of the industry while completing your supervised teaching practice in local pre-school centres.

Government Subsidies

Received government subsidies up to 70% on course fees. (Terms and conditions apply)

3-Month Programme

Complete the programme within 3 Months.

DELIVERY ASSESSMENTS & AWARDS

Delivery
This course is wholly delivered in Singapore. Students will have access to local lecturers and resources provided by Nanyang Institute of Management.
Students in their learning will go through different modes of instruction. These include classroom lectures using PowerPoint slides, lecture handouts, group discussions and presentations, individual reflections, role play, classroom exploration, inquiry and pedagogical exercises, and the use of information communication technologies.
Assessment
Students will be assessed based on case study, role play, projects, written report and essay, presentation, and practicum.
Award
Upon successful completion, trainees will be awarded the Fundamentals Certificate in Early Childhood Care and Education by Nanyang Institute of Management.

POTENTIAL CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates may choose to pursue a future(but not limited to) in these department/industries.

Assistant Preschool Teacher

Curriculum Developer (International Schools)

Infant Educarer (International Schools)

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Course Structure
Modules
  1. Introduction to Child Development (18 hours)
  2. Positive Guidance and Classroom Management (12 hours)
  3. Play in Early Childhood Curriculum (6 hours)
  4. Toy Selection for Young Children (6 hours)
  5. Beginning Learning Experiences for Infant and Toddler (8 hours)
  6. Beginning Learning Experiences for Young Children (9 hours)
  7. Preparing and setting up of Learning Environment (6 hours)
  8. Safety, Health and Nutrition (25 hours)
  9. Professional Development (20 hours)
  10. Working with families (10 hours)
  11. Supervised Teaching Practice (60 hours)
For detailed information on modules, please click here.
 
  • Duration: 3 months for Full-time studies | 5 months for Part-time studies
  • Average Teacher-Student Ratio: 1 : 30
Qualifications
  • Applicants should be at least 15 years of age at the time of application
  • Completed at least Secondary 2 Education
 
Note: There must be supporting documents for the 8 years of formal education where medium of instruction is to be in English.
 
*Trainees who are not able to produce the supporting documents will be required to take the NIM’s English Proficiency Placement test and/or do a short interview.
Course Fees for
Local Student
Course Fees
$1,500.00
Administration Fees
$350.00
Fees for Fee Protection Scheme
WAIVED
Fees for Medical Insurance Scheme
WAIVED
Total Fee (Excluding 7% GST)
$1,850.00
Total Fee (Including 7% GST)
$1,979.50
Course Fees for Local
Student with Training Grant
Course Fees
$1,500.00
Administration Fees
$350.00
Fees for Fee Protection Scheme
WAIVED
Fees for Medical Insurance Scheme
WAIVED
Less Training Grant
Based on prevailing grant amount –
Refer To: Link
Total Fee (Excluding 7% GST)
$1,850.00
All fees are subjected to 7% GST, unless otherwise stated. Please note that the 7% GST to be paid for the item “Course Fees” is based on course fees amount stated without the Training Grant as GST is not funded.
Course Fees for International Student
Course Fees
$1,500.00
Administration Fees
$1,000.00
Fees for Fee Protection Scheme
WAIVED
Fees for Medical Insurance Scheme
WAIVED
Total Fee (Excluding 7% GST)
$2,500.00
Total Fee (Including 7% GST)
$2,675.00
Other Mandatory Fees
Singapore-Based Students
Application Fee: $107.00
International Students
Application Fee: $428.00
*All fees quoted are in Singapore dollars.