Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Course ID
(R2/143/4/0105) (12/26) (A7403)
SEGi College Penang
Level of Study
Awarding Institution
SEGi College

Early childhood educators made it to the Malaysia’s Critical Occupations List 2018/2019! As of 2020, the diploma in early childhood is the minimum requirement for anyone who wishes to work in tadikas or kindergartens in Malaysia. This highlights the need for early childhood professionals who are qualified to work with human life at a time when it matters the most. SEGi’s Diploma in Early Childhood is specially crafted by a team of experts who delivered the well-respected Montessori Diploma on behalf of the Montessori Centre International UK as well as Australian and British degrees in early childhood. The diploma is regularly reviewed and responsive to industry needs.

Our academic team trains internationally as well – Iran, Korea, Myanmar, Vietnam and China. As our student, you will enjoy a learning experience that takes you beyond the college walls to the early childhood settings from the very first semester itself, where your assignments will allow you to showcase your growing competencies in delivering effective early childhood experiences. As our graduate, you are sought after in Malaysia, Singapore and China. Our diploma also allows you to enter Year 2 for a degree in early childhood.

Get more info by downloading the brochure or applying below!

Entry requirements

SPM / O-Level or equivalent with 3 credits
UEC with 3 credits
Related SKM Level 3
Related Certificate or equivalent

Programme structure and modules

Year 1

Understanding the Child’s Growth & Development
Effective Learning Spaces for Young Children
Play & Learning for Young Children
Physical Education & Health Care for Young Children
Academic English
Inclusion in Early Childhood
Observation & Assessment in Early Childhood
Curriculum Planning & Development for Young Children
Creativity for Young Children
Applied Digital Skills
Malaysia Studies 2 (Local students)
Elective 1
Safety & Well-being for Young Children
Global Citizenship for Young Children

Year 2

Classroom and Behaviour Management
Language & Literacy for Young Children
Mathematics for Young Children
Growth Mindset/ Bahasa Kebangsaan A*
Science & Technology for Young Children
Spiritual & Moral Values for Young Children
Practicum 1
Elective 2: An Introduction to Montessori Pedagogy
Industrial Revolution 4.0 in Malaysia (NEW)
Programme Planning and Development in Early Childhood
Administration and Management in Early Childhood
Partnering with Families and Community

Year 3

Professionalism in Early Childhood
Co-curriculum management
Practicum 2

Financial Aid / Funding

SEGi Monthly Installment
Low Initial Payment

Career opportunities

As graduates, you may look forward to a fulfiling career in the following early childhood-related fields: Teaching, ownership or management of a childcare or nursery, pre-school management consultancy, employment within international schools.

Information on accreditation

Intakes & Orientation Dates

Full Time Mode Intakes
23/01/2024 24/06/2024 19/09/2024 
Orientation Dates
22/01/2024 20/06/2024 18/09/2024
Weekend Mode Intakes
03/02/2024 29/06/2024 28/09/2024
Orientation Dates
27/01/2024 22/06/2024 21/09/2024