January, May & August 2021


    Full Time or Part Time Mode


    2.5 years (3 years for Blended Mode)

ECE which comprises childcare for children below the age of four and preschool education for four to six year olds, is an up-and-coming field in career planning. Governments and parents worldwide are investing in early childhood education in view of the increasing number of working mothers and the importance of providing young children with good and proper foundations for development.

Government Commitment

Governments and parents worldwide are investing heavily in ECE so it has recently become a fast growing business opportunity both at home and overseas. The Malaysian government recognises that the first 3 years of life are critical in the development of children and is therefore committed to providing quality education for its youngest citizens. As a result of this, it is expected that soon only professionally qualified staff will be able to work as early childhood educators. Parents who want to give their children a right headstart in life place them with well-trained professional childcare providers and preschool teachers.


  • Child development
  • Creativity through music & movement and art & drama
  • Teaching mathematics & sciences to  young children 
  • Language & Literacy
  • Health, Safety & Nutrition
  • Infant & Toddler Care
  • Teaching social studies to young children


Welcome Message from the Head of Early Childhood Education


As the head, I welcome you to the School of Early Childhood Education. Here at Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL), whether you are a pre-service or in-service teacher, you can pursue a diploma in early childhood education. The School of Early Childhood Education is nationally accredited by MQA.

A key feature of this academic program allows students to have two times of practicum experiences with nursery and pre-school. We also offer other pathways to earn the degree either in Ireland or UK with additional one year study abroad. We invite you to contact us in person, by phone, or e-mail so that we can discuss ways in which we can support your career goals. 

Dr Grace Chua

Head, Early Childhood Education

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