EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
programs available in Malaysia

 Diploma in Early Childhood Education


Children Learning and Development have been the focus of the Early Childhood Education (ECE). ECE provides the basic education and prepares children for primary school education. The ECE programme at OUM will contribute to the all-rounded development of ECE teachers by updating their knowledge, skills and attitude as ECE professionals.

The programme is tailor-designed for Early Childhood teachers to ensure that they have the necessary and enriched knowledge about child development and assessment, curriculum content, children arts and music, learning and pedagogy, health and safety, and ECE-center management skills.
 

Child development milestone is a skill your child acquires within a specific time frame. You have to realize that the development of your child will be different from other children as he will develop at his own pace.

From birth to 6 months, your child development will include following objects visually,

1) recognizes voices of different people
2) explores his/her own hands, feet and mouth
3) able to sit with support
4) able to grasp and making sounds to express emotions.

To enhance your child's development as this stage, parents are encourage to introduce to the child bright color, bold pattern books, cuddling and musical toys and rattles.

Upon "graduating" from his/her initial 6 months, your child will further develop his/her skills such as crawling, standing or walking with support. Your child will be able to use his/her thumb and index finger to pick up object. It will also be at this part of the child development that they like to pick up, open, push, pull and throw small objects around them. Be prepared for the mess! It is best, at this stage, to introduce to your child push-pull toys, stacking toys and activity cloth books.

When your little darling turns 1, he/she will begin to be able to comprehend and follow instructions, to categorize and recognize different sizes, shapes and colors. Blocks and stacking toys, stuffed toys and shape sorters are suitable toys to enhance and further develop such skills.

Children learn and experience in the first five years of life. This ia a period of significant advances in their mental, physical, emotional and social development thank make an impression for a lifetime.

Find employment as an early childhood educator, early years resource worker, home child-care provider, educational assistant, book sales representative, children's programming director, nursery teacher, camp counsellor/director or parent educator.




Bachelor of Early Childhood Education from University of Malaya




Programme Overview


Initiated in 1997, the programme is the first of its kind in Malaysia. This programme aims to equip graduates with the knowledge and professional training required for those pursuing a career in early childhood education.

The importance of early childhood education is emphasised by the programme's comprehensive subjects, ranging from children’s physical development to their psychological and mental growth.




Career Opportunities


Children's Books Author
Children's Sports Development Organiser & Advisor
Early Education Advisor
Education Planner
Educational Games, Toys and Media Developer
Kindergarten (Pre-school) Administrator
Kindergarten (Pre-school) Educator

University of Malaya
 


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Open University Malaysia (OUM) is the first private Open and Distance Learning (ODL) university in Malaysia.

The University has now expanded operations to several countries.

OUM was established in following countries :

  • Yemen
  • Bahrain
  • Maldives
  • Sri Lanka
  • Ghana
  • Hungary
  • Singapore

DIPLOMA IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION OFFER BY OUM

Children Learning and Development have been the focus of the Early Childhood Education (ECE). ECE provides the basic education and prepares children for primary school education. The ECE programme at OUM will contribute to the all-rounded development of ECE teachers by updating their knowledge, skills and attitude as ECE professionals. The programme is tailor-designed for Early Childhood teachers to ensure that they have the necessary and enriched knowledge about child development and assessment, curriculum content, children arts and music, learning and pedagogy, health and safety, and ECE-center management skills.

 

Programme Structure

OUM Courses
> Learning Skills for Open and Distance Learners
> English for Written Communication
> English for Oral Communication
> English For Workplace Communication
> Entrepreneurship
> Professional Ethics

Core Courses

> Development in ECE
> Development and Learning in ECE
> Cooperation of Family and Community
> Observation and Assessments in ECE
> Management and Administration in ECE
> Principles of Teaching and Learning in ECE
> Planning and Teaching of Language and Communication
> Information Technology and Applications
> Cognitive Planning and Teaching
> Planning and Teaching Children Arts and Creativity
> Affective Planning and Teaching
> Health. Safety and Nutrition in ECE
> Curriculum Development: Malaysian Perspective
> Entrepreneurship in ECE
> Music Planning and Teaching

Elective Discipline

> Malaysian Language
> English Language
> Music
> Physical Education
> AI-Quranic Education
> Health Education
>- Islamic Education
> Visual Arts Education

Duration of Study

It takes 4 academic years (12 semesters) to complete the programme. The maximum duration for completion is 7 academic years (21 semesters).


 

Normal Entry

Passed SPM/SPMV with 3 credits or equivalent qualifications.

* Registration Fee and Matric Card included into 1st semester
 

  Year 1 Year 2 Year 3   Year 4
Semester 1 RM1,152 RM1,152 RM1,152     RM1,152
Semester 2 RM1,152 RM1,152 RM1,152  -
Semester 3 RM1,152 RM1,152 RM1,152 -
Total RM11,520      



Special 40% Discount for Senior Citizens aged 60 years and above & OKU



Entry requirements are:

> Passed Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia

(Malaysian Certificate of Education) or SPMV with three (3) credits.

Financial Sources
< National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN)
< Employee's Provident Fund (EPF) Account 2
< Study Loan from banks
> OUM's Easy and Flexible Installment Scheme (0% Interest rate)

For enquiries:

OPEN  UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA

Jalan Tun Ismail, 50480 Kuala Lumpur
Tel: 603-2773 2002 Fax: 603-2697 8852
E-mail: enQuiries@oum.edu.mv


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