Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Be an Educator

Intake starts in March, July, October


2 years, 6 months

Programme Level


Awarding Institution

University of Cyberjaya Main Campus


March, July, October
Available to International and Domestic students.
(N/0112/4/0022) 07/28 (MQA/PA 16378) 04/28


Is Early Childhood Education for You?

Learn the core knowledge needed to dive into a career in Early Childhood education (ECE). ECE promotes a holistic approach to education, focusing on the major aspects of a child's physical and mental growth. This programme is designed to produce graduates ready to enter any ECE work setting, fully prepared to provide a stimulating, safe and developmentally appropriate environment for young learners. Students in this programme are able to practice their teaching skills with complete facilities on campus, including mock classrooms.

Career Impact

Career Prospect

This programme is tailored ensure that graduates are qualified to join the workforce as:

  • Pre-school teachers
  • School teachers
  • Education consultants


Career Organisation

  • Preschool
  • Primary school
  • International and private schools
  • Daycare centres
  • Consultation centres



Course Structure

Course Description

This diploma programme is structured to allow graduates to apply the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to provide quality teaching to young learners.


Year 1

  • Introduction to Early Childhood Education
  • Development of Malaysian Preschool Curriculum
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Principles of Teaching and Learning in ECE
  • Technology in Early Childhood Education
  • Guiding Children (Observation and Assessment)
  • Arts and Creativity in Early Childhood Education
  • Classroom and Behavioural Management
    (Spiritual and Moral values)
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Social Studies in Early Childhood Education
  • Learning Disabilities

Year 2

  • Early Mathematics for Children
  • Music Appreciation and Movement in ECE
  • Leadership in ECE
  • Management in Early Childhood Education
  • Early Science for Children
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Early Childhood Policies and Services
  • Language and Literacy in ECE
  • The Child, Family and Community Relations in ECE
  • Safety, Health and Nutrition in Early Childhood Education
  • Entrepreneurship in Early Childhood Education
  • Communication and Persuasion in Early Childhood Education

Year 3

  • Practicum 1 (Nursery)
  • Practicum 2 (Kindergarten)

The Experience

Who is teaching?

Students are taught by experienced lecturers and researchers employed by UoC.

The programme is open for full-time with the following methodology:

  • Lectures and tutorials
  • Cased-based discussions
  • e-learning
  • Group work
  • Practicals


On Campus Learning

Classes are held at Cyberjaya Campus with our state-of-the-art facilities.
Virtual Tour of University Cyberjaya Campus

Off Campus Learning

Learning will be extended through preschool visits, campaigns and conducting projects at child care centres.

Solve World Challenges

Research shows that experiences during the early years have a lasting impact on a child's future development and success. Quality early childhood education programmes have been linked to improved academic achievement, increased high school graduation rates, reduced involvement in criminal activities, and better employment prospects later in life. By studying ECE, educators can contribute to creating positive early experiences that set children on a path towards lifelong learning and well-being.

Early childhood educators also play a crucial role in identifying and addressing developmental delays, learning difficulties, and behavioural issues at an early stage.  Educators acquire the knowledge and skills to recognise signs of potential challenges and provide appropriate interventions or referrals. Early intervention can greatly improve outcomes for children by addressing issues before they become more severe or ingrained.

ECE is important in today's society and directly contributes to the optimal development of young children, laying a strong foundation for a brighter future that applies anywhere around the world.



Entry Requirement




Minimum three credits in any subject.


Minimum Grade C in 3 subjects.


Pass with minimum Grade C (GPA2.00) in any subject


Minimum grade of Maqbul

Sijil Kemahiran Malaysia (SKM)

Level 3 in Early Child Care/Preschool and pass SPM with a minimum of one credit in any subject

Certificate (Level 3, MQF)

Certificate in Early Childhood Education (ECE) or a Certificate in any field.

For International Students Only

TOEFL score of 500 or IELTS score of 5.0 or its equivalent

How to Apply

Applications can be made using our Online Registration System.
Create Account
Create an account in Student System
Complete your documentations
Choose your programme
Upload your documents
Submit your application

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