Deepen Your Skills
Learning never ends for early childhood educators. Whether you are looking to progress to leadership roles or gain new skills to be better teachers for our little ones, we have a range of courses for you!
- Certificate in Infant Care Practice (CICP)
- Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Intervention (Special Needs) (SDESN)
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Courses
Clock in your CPD hours with these courses, which can help you acquire new capabilities or strengthen current skills!
Outdoor Learning Series
- Outdoor Experiences for Infants and Toddlers
- Leading and Supporting Outdoor Learning (for centre leaders)
Outdoor Learning Series (Chinese)
Birth to 3
Essentials of 3Rs in Interactions with Infants and Toddlers (Formerly known as Respectful, Responsive and Reciprocal (3Rs) Interactions with Infants and Toddlers: Building Trusting Relationships with Young Children)
Birth to 3 (Chinese)
Classroom Management Series
- Move to Learn: Strategies for Managing Children’s Behaviour and Learning in Classroom
Classroom Management Series (Chinese)
Mother Tongue Languages
Nurturing Early Learners (NEL) Educators’ Guide (EG) Training for Chinese Language (CL) Teachers
Personal Mastery (Chinese)
Sectoral Leadership (Chinese)
Social Emotional Development Series
Working with Families
- Certificate in Student Care Centre (Early Years) (SCC(EY))
Building a Professional Teaching Portfolio (Chinese)
Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMC) and Professional Development Programme (PDP)
Skills-Based Modular Courses (SBMC) provide learners with flexible, bite-sized and targeted learning options. These courses help you gain or deepen relevant skills and knowledge; and customise your learning according to your needs and interests.
Applicants under ECDA's Professional Development Programme for Teachers [PDP(T)] may apply for modular courses under the Advanced Diploma in Early Childhood Leadership (ADECL) and Specialist Diploma in Early Childhood Learning Support (SDELS).
Learn more about SBMC and PDP.
See all course intakes at a glance
Plan for the year ahead. Download the full schedule for all courses.
Existing EC educators may qualify for certain financial schemes for course fee payment. Find out which financial schemes are available for you.
For Preschool Operators
Looking for courses to train your teachers?
We are here to support your training needs. Work with us to provide professional development opportunities for your staff, so they can take on enlarged responsibilities and build new capabilities.
We can customise short courses or conduct dedicated runs for selected courses to meet your needs. Contact us to enquire.
The Professional Conversion Programme (PCP) and Place-and-Train (PnT) programme allow you to address your manpower needs quickly. Under the programme, you can hire mid-careerists with no prior experience in early childhood education. These employees will spend part of their working hours attending classes at our campuses. You will also receive salary support from Workforce Singapore (WSG) on their salaries. Learn more about the eligibility criteria here:
You may visit these job portals to post job openings that are available at your centre:
NIEC Courses offered under the Place and Train Programme
Teach children aged 0 – 3 years old (EY2 certification)
Teach children aged 18 months – 6 years old (L2 certification)