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Certificate III in Early Childhood Education & Care Print E-mail


This is a first systemized introduction of the student to the study of childhood and children. The purpose of this course is to equip the student with the background knowledge that he/she needs to develop an understanding of the elementary school child and his socio cultural contexts.


Students will be aware of the various historical perspectives that surround early childhood education. The course will throw light on some sensitive issues pertaining to child abuse and highlight the importance and the role played by family in developing the right frame of mind for the child.


These courses are necessarily the foundation upon which subsequent courses and practicum related to school internship would be based. Building sensitivity towards children’s developmental needs and capabilities within their socio-cultural context and educating them about a sustainable environment is one of the aims of the course.



Early Childhood Teaching Philosophy

Family & Domestic Violence I

Childhood Development Principles & Theories

Discipline without Distress I

Proficiency in English

Early Childhood Environmental Education I

Child Abuse Prevention I




Completion of grade 7 OR MNQF Level 2 qualification OR meet the alternative entry requirements set by MQA (Please see Minimum Entry Requirements for MNQF)


The candidate should be of at least 18 years of age and should have a work experience of One year in a job that requires reading, writing and communication in the language of instruction.



Career Opportunities

Early childhood educators instruct and care for children from birth to the age of 8. They help young children learn and grow socially through a blend of structured learning activities and supervised play.


Typically, early childhood educators either work as Preschool Teachers, Child care workers, Education Administrators etc. In all these roles, early childhood educators can work for either private or public institutions. Early caregivers spend most of their day working with children, planning and implementing developmentally appropriate activities in a team setting.


Nurture and teach infants through age 5 in childcare centers, nursery schools, preschools, and family child-care homes. They play an important role in a child’s development by caring for the child when parents are at work or away for other reasons.



Fee Details

Total Fee: Mrf. 9,000/-
Installment: Mrf. 1,500/- Per Month
Reg.Fee: Mrf. 300/-



6 months