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About Course

This 21-hour course specifies the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed for EC educators to communicate effectively with families and create opportunities to promote and strengthen positive home-centre partnerships on the care and development of young children, in line with their centre’s beliefs, efforts and curriculum.


Learners will acquire a good grounding of the roles between the centre and families to ensure children’s wellbeing and learning, and gain strategies to involve families for a sustained partnership. Learners will also learn about the various community services available for families in need, and refer them to the relevant services.


Note: This course will be conducted via online learning until further notice.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Communicate positively with families on an ongoing basis.

  • Manage challenging conversations with parents about their child’s learning and development.

  • Collaborate with families about their children’s needs and concerns.

  • Identify various community services for families in need.

  • Respect families’ cultural values and parenting styles.

Entry Requirements

This course is for individuals who meet the following criteria:   

  • Be ECDA-certified as EY1/EY2 educarer or L1/L2 teacher.

  • Currently employed in a preschool registered or licensed with ECDA.

Upon Graduation

Upon completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Attainment from the National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC) and Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).

Course Schedule

Open For Application Soon


Day & Time


Upcoming Intakes

21 hours

Days 1 - 2: 9am - 5pm
Day 3: 9am - 1pm
Day 4: 9am - 12pm

NIEC (City)

Oct 2021

Please note:

  • Course schedule and venue are subject to changes. NIEC reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme and amend information without prior notice. 
  • Classes will only commence if the minimum class size is met. A confirmation email will be sent to you at least 3 weeks before course commencement.

Have questions? Talk to us!
(Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm)

Ms Eunice Goei
Email: Eunice_GOEI@niec.edu.sg

Phone: 6904 2620


Mr Sky Wong
Email: Sky_WONG@niec.edu.sg
Phone: 6904 2625