Early Childhood Care and Education or ECCE have been gaining a lot of traction lately. Parents’ awareness of the importance of ECCE has been on the rise given the role it plays in the holistic development of a child.
The delivery of quality ECCE is dependent on many things such as developmentally-appropriate programmes, child-centric facilities and qualified ECCE educators. In fact, studies have shown that children who are taught by qualified teachers are far more sociable, adaptable and likely to be better performers but a PEMANDU study found a huge percentage (93%) of preschool teachers in Malaysia are formally untrained.
Knowing the importance of teacher education and training, the Education Ministry had in 2016 stated that teachers working in childcare facilities and preschools must possess at least a diploma qualification in the ECCE from 2020, as a way of upgrading the standards and quality of the profession.
Did you know that SEGi is one of the trusted pioneers in ECCE programmes in the country? As a pioneer, SEGi has produced thousands of highly qualified ECCE educators and practitioners since 1998. In fact, SEGi established a Centre of Excellence in ECCE and has had notable recognitions in the field. For instance, in 2010, SEGi championed ECCE training for private pre-service teachers under Pemandu’s National Key Economic Area (Entry Point Project 2). We also served as a consultant for Citikids Care, the first corporate childcare facility established by a bank in Malaysia.
SEGi’s Diploma in Early Childhood Education (Online) not only provides an innovative blended learning platform for today’s modern education landscape, but it is also supported with user-friendly technology that is suitable for students of all ages including adult learners and in-service teachers who can apply for the programme via SEGi University Online.
Our online programme is also supported with workshops and video conferences, flexible study options and flexi-payment schemes that will enable you to complete a university qualification without any hassle.
Aside from Early Childhood Care, SEGi PACE offers programmes in the fields of Business and Accounting and Communication Studies. Visit https://segiuniversity.edu.my/segi-university-online/ for more details.