Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL)

Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Quick Facts


2.5 years


Full-time, On-campus


Jan, Jun, Aug

Tuition Fees


Course Highlights

  • Strong ties with a wide range of childcare centres and kindergartens for your placement during practicum, allowing you to explore employment opportunities upon graduation
  • Learn from a combination of both passionate and nurturing lecturers, who are well qualified and experienced in the ECE industry
  • Gain substantial practicum exposure and hands-on experience working alongside professional teachers in the industry
  • Established global partnerships with an express pathway for you to pursue your final year degree programme at various renowned universities

Course Structure

  • Foundations of Early Childhood Education
  • Child Development 1
  • Positive Behaviour Management
  • Language and Early Literacy
  • Creative Expressions Through Art and Drama
  • Physical Education for Young Children
  • Programme Planning and Implementation
  • Observation and Assessment of Young Children
  • Infant and Toddler Care
  • Teaching Social Studies to Young Children
  • Play in Early Childhood Education
  • Partnership with Families and the Community
  • Teaching Mathematics to Young Children
  • Creative Expressions Through Music and Movement
  • Child Development 2
  • Guidance of Young Children
  • Children with Special Needs
  • Foundations of Professional Practice
  • The National Preschool Standard Curriculum
  • Child's Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • Technology in Early Childhood Education
  • Entrepreneurship and Early Childhood Administration
  • English Enhancement
  • Teaching Young Children with Learning Disabilities


  • Practicum I: Block Practice in Childcare Centre (TASKA)
  • Practicum II: Block Practice in Preschool/Kindergarten (TADIKA)

Entry Requirements

  • SPM: Min. 3 credits in any subjects
  • O Level/IGCSE: Min. 3 credits in any subjects
  • STPM: Min. Grade C in any subjects
  • ICCE General Certificate: Min. 80% in 5 subjects
  • APEL (A) Certificate
  • Other Qualifications: Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) or Malaysian Government will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Estimated Fees

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