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Certificate in Early Childhood Care & Education (Teach-Out)

The course aims to provide students with an understanding of early childhood education and child development. The programme provides a high quality education that equips students with teaching skills and knowledge working with young children in pre-school settings.

Entry Requirement

  1. Minimum of 3 GCE “O” Level with Credit in English (EL1)* (for English Language Teachers).
  2. *If applicant has 3 or more “O” Level credits but does not have a credit in EL1, a minimum band 5.5 obtained in IELTS will be acceptable.

  3. Note: The CPT/CECCE to the DPE-T/DECCE-T is not available w.e.f.1 January 2013.


  1. Understand pre-school education and child development in the Singapore context;
  2. Equip themselves with skills and knowledge to facilitate lesson-planning in the curriculum areas;
  3. Appreciate the practices in pre-school education, which provide for an interactive and developmentally appropriate learning environment;
  4. Understand the important aspects and value of their work; and
  5. Appreciate their role in the field of early childhood care and education.

Course Structure

Module 1 : Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Care & Education

  • CECCE 1 : Introduction to Early Childhood Care and Education

Module 2 : Designing The Early Childhood Care And Education Curriculum

  • CECCE 2: Child Development 1
  • CECCE 3: Pedagogy of Play
  • CECCE 4: Observation and Assessment
  • CECCE 5: Special Needs and Inclusion

Module 3 : Curriculum Studies and Pedagogy

  • CECCE 6: Curriculum Planning, Strategies and Assessment
  • CECCE 7: Language and Literacy
  • CECCE 8: Numeracy Skills
  • CECCE 9: Science and Environment
  • CECCE 10: Music, Movement and Drama
  • CECCE 11 : Arts and Crafts for the Young Children
  • CECCE 12: Personal & Social Development
  • CECCE 13: Motor Skills Development
  • CECCE 14: Learning Environment

Module 4 : Personal Growth and Professional Development

  • CECCE 15 : Personal Growth and Professional Development

Module 5 : Safety, Health and Nutrition

  • CECCE 16 : Safety Health and Nutrition

Module 6 : Partnership with Families and The Community

  • CECCE 17: Partnership and Educators
  • CECCE 18: Diversity in Multicultural Society

Module 7 : Supervised Leadership Practice

  • CECCE 19A: Supervised Teaching Practice I
  • CECCE 19B: Supervised Teaching Practice II

Mode of Instruction

Presentation of lessons will be done through lectures, small group activities and group/individual class presentations.

Assessment Mode

A combination of assignments, examination, observations, projects, group presentation, individual presentations, journals, essay and class tests will be held.

Course Materials

On acceptance into the course, you will receive a course manual and the necessary reading materials.

Support Services

  • Learning support from MMI Academy
  • Student Counseling


In order to obtain the Certificate, students have to successfully:

  1. complete 560 hours of theory (attain a minimum attendance of 80%)
  2. complete 240 hours of supervised teaching practise
  3. complete all assignments and examinations

Duration of Course

  • Full-Time: 12 months
  • Part-Time: 24 months

Mode of Study

  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time

Teacher – Student ratio

1:34 for lecture/classroom teaching

     How to Apply?

All applications must be submitted to MMI Academy before closing date. Each application must contain:

Duly completed application form and 2 certified copies of relevant transcripts and identification copies.

The application should be sent to:
Marketing Department
MMI Academy Pte Ltd
72 South Bridge Road
Singapore 058702

For details on Application Process, please click here.