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In this course, learners will focus on the observation of children from birth to 36 months to understand their development, interests, needs and abilities. With the information documented, they will learn to share with parents as well as plan purposeful experiences to support children’s physical, cognitive, social and emotional development and develop their sense of agency.


The course will also include reflections on documentations, planning and examining their role in individualising, adapting and monitoring the effectiveness of the intentional experiences to cater to the specific needs of the individual children, in collaboration with parents to support children’s development and learning.


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:

  • Observe, document, interpret and reflect on the observations.

  • Identify abilities and needs of children from birth to 3.

  • Plan play experiences to support the physical, cognitive, social and emotional development, and develop the sense of agency of children.

  • Individualise and adapt interactions and experiences to enable children to feel secure and confident.

  • Evaluate and reflect on the effectiveness of the experiences.

  • Collaborate with parents to support the young child’s development and learning.

Entry Requirements

This course is for individuals who meet the following criteria: 

  • Have completed an ECDA-recognised certificate or diploma in early childhood care and education.

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

  • Currently employed in a childcare centre (with infant care) registered or licensed with ECDA.

  • Have been nominated for PDP(E) under ECDA Scheme.

Course Assessment Requirements

Applicants are required to observe and implement an activity with a child/small group of children. Should you have concerns about meeting this assessment requirement due to school holidays, you may consider alternative intakes that do not fall within the holiday period.

Upon Completion

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

Course Schedule

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14 hours

27 Jun 2024: 9am to 5pm; 28 Jun 2024: 9am to 1pm; 12 Jul 2024: 9am to 12pm


NIEC (City)


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14 hours

Day 1: 9am - 5pm

Day 2: 9am - 1pm

Day 3: 9am - 12pm

NIEC (City)

Sep 2024

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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.

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Mr Sky Wong


Phone: 6887 9532 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm)