Continuing Professional Development
for
Early Childhood Practitioners

Continuing Professional Development ​for the early childhood (EC) sector aims at raising the quality of our EC practitioners. ECDA strongly recommends that all EC practitioners complete at least 20 hours of CPD per year.

Short, bite-sized CPD courses commonly attended by EC practitioners​

Work in a Team

Course Reference No:
TGS-2015500648

Objectives: This programme will impart to learners the ability to apply effective communication techniques to maintain open communication, resolve issues and concerns, and provide support to team members to achieve individual and team goals while taking into consideration diversity issues.

Duration: 12 hours

Cost Fees: (Funding Valid till 27 Oct 23) 
Full Fees: $250
After Funding:
$25 (SME, MidCareer)
$97 (Non-SME) 
Absentee Payroll is applicable

Coverage:
Part 1: Team Direction
• Vision, Mission and Core Values
• Alignment to Organisational Goals
Part 2: Team Communication
• Maintain Open Communication
Part 3: Team Cohesiveness
• Team Development Stages
• Handle Conflicts in Team
Part 4: Team Improvement
• Provide Constructive Feedback

Methodology: Activity-based learning with group activities and discussions, Q&A and discovery learning

Mode of Training:
Full Time / Part Time

Critical Thinking for EC Practitioners

Critical Thinking (Level 3) (SF)
Course Reference No:

TGS-2020503711

Duration: 9 hours / 1 Day

Coverage: 
Foundation
Understanding Critical Thinking
Critical Thinking Processes
Stages of Critical Thinking
Development Traits of a Critical Thinker
Areas for Application

Application
Identify root causes, patterns and logical errors
Compare different perspectives and identify logical connections
Interpret and synthesize information and draw conclusion
Standards for the Assessment of Thinking
Investigate evidence to evaluate validity of argument
Break down issue systematically into manageable parts
Reflect and challenge own beliefs and values
Reflect and document progress of solutions
Research Methodologies and Techniques

Methodology: Classroom teaching, skill practice, role-plays, group discussions, Q&A and discovery learning

Mode of Training: Full Time / Part Time

Cost Fees: (Funding Valid till 4 Aug 22)
Full Fees: $250
After Funding: $25 (SME, MidCareer) $97 (Non-SME)
Absentee Payroll is applicable

Handle Service Challenges with Parents

Handle Service Challenges (Level 1) (SF)
Course Reference:

TGS-2019503665

Objectives: This programme will cover the skills and knowledge required for EC practitioners to respond to service challenges situations faced with parents. It involves recognising the underlying triggers, using service recovery techniques to resolve to the challenges and escalating unresolved service challenges.

Duration: 12 hours

Coverage: Understand Service Challenges, Service Challenge Triggers,  Recognise Service Challenges, Techniques to Respond to Service Challenges, Handle Difficult Parents, Escalate Unresolved Service Challenges

Methodology: Classroom teaching, skill practice, role-plays, group discussions, Q&A and discovery learning

Mode of Training: Full Time / Part Time

Cost Fees: (Funding Valid till 29 May 23)
Full Fees: $250
After Funding:
$25 (SME, MidCareer)
$97 (Non-SME)
Absentee Payroll is applicable

Communicate and Relate Effectively with Children

Communicate and Relate Effectively at the Centre
Course Reference:
TGS-2011500998

Objectives: This programme adopts a diverse learning approach to impart effective techniques and strategies to communicate, relate and manage children in a child care context effectively.

Duration: 12 hrs

Cost Fees: (Funding Valid till 26 Mar 22)
Full Fees: $250
After Funding:
$25 (SME, MidCareer)
$97 (Non-SME) 
Absentee Payroll is applicable

Coverage:

Part 1: Understanding Children's Behaviours
Communicating with children: Back to the basics
Establish Positive Interaction with Children

Part 2: Guiding Children
Guide Children's Behaviour
Respond to Behaviour Problems
Helping children identify and express emotions
Develop a Trusting Relationship

Part 3: Manage Conflicts
Conflicts between Children
Common Mistakes We Make
Conflict Resolution

Methodology: Activity-based learning with group activities and discussions, Q&A and discovery learning

Mode of Training:
Full Time / Part Time 

Apply Emotional Competence to
Manage Self at Work

Course Reference: TGS-2012501049

Objectives: This programme will impart to learners the ability to understand and apply EQ techniques to manage self and children in the early childcare context

Duration: 12 hrs 

Contents: Understand Emotional Intelligence, Key Competencies in Emotional Competency, Recognise Own and Others Emotional States, Strategies to Manage Own Emotions, Demonstratr High EQ Traits 

Methodology: Classroom teaching, skill practice, role-play, group discussions, Q&A and discovery learning

Mode of Training: Full Time / Part Time

Cost Fees: (Funding Valid till 26 Jun 22)
Full Fees: $250
After Funding: $25 (SME, MidCareer) $97 (Non-SME)
Absentee Payroll is applicable

Comply with Workplace Safety in Childcare Centre

Comply with WSH Policies and Procedures
Course Reference:
TGS-2011500607

Objectives: At the end of the course, the learner will have knowledge and application skills in working safely in the childcare centre.

Duration: 8 hrs / 1 Day

Contents:
• What is a Safety-Minded Childcare Teacher?
• Understanding WSHA 2006
• Competencies of a Safe Minded Childcare Teacher
• Practice Personal Hygiene
• Use PPEs Appropriately
• Use Equipment and Machines Safely
• Use Safety Devices
• Follow Safety Signs
• Follow Risk Control Measures
• Understanding Risks and Hazards in Childcare Centre
• Maintaining a Safe Childcare Centre
• Report WSH Lapses
• Understanding Emergencies in Childcare Centre
• Preparing and Reacting to Emergencies

Methodology: Classroom teaching, skill practice, group discussions, Q&A and discovery learning

Mode of Training: Full Time / Part Time

Cost Fees: (Funding Valid till 26 Dec 23)
Full Fees: $220
After Funding:
$22 (SME, MidCareer) $84 (Non-SME) 
Absentee Payroll is applicable

Adapt to Service Innovation and Changes

Service Innovation (Level 1) (SF)
Course Reference:
TGS-2019502898

Objectives: At the end of the course, learners will attain the skills to use techniques and generate ideas that contribute to service innovation in childcare. The learner will also acquire the self management skills necessary to cope and adapt the changes that come along with innovation.

Duration: 8 hrs / 1 Day

Coverage:
Service Innovation in Child Care settings
Generate Practical Innovation using Creative Thinking
Adapt to Changes from Innovation
Assessing Current Mindset and Uncover Vulnerabilities
Self-Management Strategies to Cope with Changes

Methodology: Classroom teaching, skill practice, role-plays, group discussions, Q&A and discovery learning

Mode of Training: Full Time / Part Time

Cost Fees: (Funding Valid till 1 Apr 23)
Full Fees: $220
After Funding: $22 (SME, MidCareer) $84 (Non-SME)
Absentee Payroll is applicable

“I am an Effective Teacher”
– Develop Personal Effectiveness through 9 Habits

Develop Personal Effectiveness at Operations Level
Course Reference:
TGS-2011501573

Objectives: This programme will impart to learners the ability to enhance their effectiveness through 9 essential habits.

Duration: 12 hrs
Contents: Win through Set SMART Goals, Focus on Personal Strengths, Manage Self, Productivity Work Habits, Effective Time Management, De-Stress, Work-life Balance, Sound Career Planning & Prudent Financial Practices

Methodology: Classroom teaching, skill practice, role play, group discussions, Q&A and discovery learning

Mode of Training: Full Time / Part Time

Cost Fees: (Funding Valid till 19 May 23)
Full Fees: $250
After Funding: $25 (SME, MidCareer) $97 (Non-SME)
Absentee Payroll is applicable

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