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This course was formerly known as "Understanding and Supporting the Social Emotional Development in Young Children Between 4-6 Years Old".


This course equips learners with enhanced knowledge and skills to analyse children’s social skills and emotional development as well as related issues. This analysis enables learners to differentiate and adapt appropriate strategies to manage and support children of diverse social skills and emotional development needs in the classroom. 


Learners will learn the Model of Social Competence in Early Childhood Environment and apply it to support children in interacting appropriately with others, even during difficult situations so that they are less likely engaged in challenging behaviours. As part of the professional intervention measures at centres, learners will use structured lesson activity to facilitate children’s social and emotional competence.


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:

  • Apply knowledge and skills needed to understand and support social emotional development in young children.

  • Develop basic and appropriate strategies to support young children’s social skills and emotional development in the areas of self-regulation, listening, negotiation, and collaborative work.

  • Identify and analyse diverse developmental issues of young children with social emotional difficulties through effective tools.

  • Apply professional intervention measures through cohesive centre-based practices.

Entry Requirements

This course is for individuals who meet the following criteria:   

  • Be ECDA-certified as an L1/L2 teacher.

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

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

26 Jun 2024, 9am to 5pm 10 Jul 2023, 9am to 5pm


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14 hours

Days 1 - 2: 9am - 5pm

NIEC (City)

Oct 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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Phone: 6887 9579 (Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm)