Top 3 Universities to Study Early Childhood Education in Malaysia 2020

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Early Childhood Education involves the teaching of children from birth up to the age of eight, these are the crucial periods for a child to develop its cognitive & learning skills, motor skills and social-emotional growth. As an early childhood educator (ECE), you will be providing support and education to children until they moved on to middle schools.

The role of early childhood educators is important in developing next-gen children with better learning ability and higher IQ, but it is often been underrated by society because it is considered as an underpaid job. According to studies, early childhood education is crucial in preparing children to enter and succeed in a post-kindergarten school environment, help to develop better social-emotional mental health and increase self-sufficiency as children mature and enter adulthood.

What Skills Do You Need to Study Early Childhood Education?


At an early age, children tend to be naughty and playful which may be difficult and annoying. You will need patience in handling them well, able to endure and control your emotions despite stressful situations. You also need to be sensitive to their needs as children tend to express their emotions when they require something.

Organization Skills

Being an early childhood educator isn’t easy, you will need to handle a huge amount of workload and the needs of children at the same time. By having organization skills, you will be able to arrange and plan an effective way to solve most of the problems with minimum time. For example, you need to do preparation for classes, education materials, and etc.

Communication Skills

You may wonder why do you need good communication skills to be an early childhood educator. Well, it is about your listening and understanding skills, children will have difficulties in expressing their needs and wants in word forms, therefore, you will need to understand them cleary through hand gestures and behaviour.

Subjects of Early Childhood Education

  • Language Arts in Early Childhood
  • Learning & Play
  • Professional & Communication Skills
  • Child Development
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Infant & Toddler Care
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Psychology of Education
  • Sociology of Education

General Qualifications

In order to enter into Early Childhood Education courses, you will generally need:
Programmes Requirements
Diploma (2.5-Years)
  • SPM/O-Level: Minimum of 3Cs
Bachelor’s Degree (3/3.5-Years)
  • SPM/O-Level: Minimum of 5Cs including English & Mathematics, and
  • STPM: Minimum of CGPA 2.00; or
  • A-Level: Minimum of 2Es; or
  • Austalian Matriculation: Minimum of ATAR 50; or
  • Foundation in Arts or Science: Minimum CGPA of 2.00; or
  • Diploma: Minimum CGPA of 2.00
Note: The information displayed above may vary between universities, colleges, and institutions.

Career Options for Early Childhood Education

  • Kindergarden (Tadika) Teacher
  • Pre-school (Taska) Teacher
  • Pre-school / Kindergarden Owner
  • Pre-school / Kindergarden Principal
  • Private / International School Teacher (Pre-school Level)
  • ECE Curriculum Developer
  • ECE Lecturer
  • Educational Toy Consultant

1. Segi College Subang Jaya

Campus: Subang Jaya, Selangor

Diploma in Early Childhood Education
General Intake: January, May & September
Indicative fee of 2.5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM24,600

BA (Hons) in Early Years Education 3+0
General Intake: January, May & September
Indicative fee of 3-years (Full-time) (2019): RM60,400

2. HELP University

Campus: Bukit Damansara, Kuala Lumpur

Diploma in Early Childhood Education
General Intake: January, May & August
Indicative fee of 2.5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM18,600

Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (Hons)
General Intake:  January, May & August
Indicative fee of 3.5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM64,800

3. Methodist College Kuala Lumpur (MCKL)

Campus: Kuala Lumpur

Diploma in Early Childhood Education
General Intake: March & August
Indicative fee of 2.5-years (Full-time) (2019): RM20,930

Contact us to find out more
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Phone: +60182414802

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