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"The DECCE - T equips me with all the requisite skills and knowledge for me to become an effective pre-school teacher."

~~ Sundaram Ambigah

Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education - Teaching (Teach-Out)

This course prepares the students for a career in Early Childhood Care and Education. It will provide the skills, knowledge and competence that will enable students to develop a career as a Pre-school Educator for children whose age range is between 18 months to 6 years. Students will learn good communication skills both written and spoken to effectively work with young children and their families. The DECCE-T is awarded by MMIA and accredited by ECDA.

Entry Requirement

For applicants who are:
(a) new teachers, i.e. not registered teachers: wef 1 Jan 2009
(b) existing teachers: wef 1 Jan 2013
GCE 'O' level credits in 5 different subjects, including EL1 (for EL teachers) or MT (for MT teachers)


  1. Enable trainees to transfer educational/child developmental theories into practice which provide wide-ranging, multi media and developmentally appropriate learning experiences to young children.
  2. Enable trainees to be skillful in observation and to apply their knowledge of child development to designing a learning environment that meets the needs of each individual child
  3. Present to trainees with a variety of early childhood approaches which facilitate a creative and developmentally appropriate curriculum
  4. Present to trainees with a variety of early childhood approaches which facilitate a creative and developmentally appropriate curriculum.
  5. Help trainees design, implement and evaluate learning environment and activities based on the curriculum framework and desired outcomes of pre-school education.

Course Structure

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

  • DECCE 1 : Principles and Practices in Early Childhood Care and Education

Core Module 2 : Child Development and Learning

  • DECCE 2 : Child Development 1
  • DECCE 3 : Pedagogy of Play
  • DECCE 4 : Observation and Assessment
  • DECCE 5 : Special Needs and Inclusion
  • DECCE 6 : Child Development II

Core Module 3 : Curriculum Planning and Pedagogy

  • DECCE 7 :   Curriculum Planning, Strategies and Assessment
  • DECCE 8 :   Classroom Management
  • DECCE 9 :   Language and Literacy
  • DECCE 10 : Numeracy
  • DECCE 11 : Discovery of the World
  • DECCE 12 : Music, Movement and Drama
  • DECCE 13 : Visual Arts
  • DECCE 14 : Social and Emotional Development
  • DECCE 15 : Motor Skills Development
  • DECCE 16 : Social Studies for Young Children
  • DECCE 17 : Information Communication Technology for Young Children
  • DECCE 18 : Learning Environment for Pre-schoolers
  • DECCE 19 : Environment and Programming for Infants and Toddlers

Core Module 4 : Personal Growth and Professional Development : The Reflective Practitioner

  • DECCE 20 : Personal Growth and Professional Development I
  • DECCE 21 : Personal Growth and Professional Development II
  • DECCE 22 : Professional Communication

Core Module 5 : Safety, Health, Hygiene & Nutrition

  • DECCE 23 : Safety, Health, Hygiene & Nutrition

Core Module 6 : Partnership with Families and The Community

  • DECCE 24 : Partnership with Families and the Community
  • DECCE 25 : Diversity in Multicultural Society

Core Module 7 : Supervised Teaching Practice

  • DECCE 26 : Practicum I
  •                        Practicum 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 Diploma, students have to successfully:

  1. complete 900 hours of theory (attain a minimum attendance of 80%)
  2. complete 300 hours of supervised teaching practicum
  3. complete all assignments and examinations

Duration of Course

  • Full-Time: 18 months
  • Part-Time: 30 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.