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:
CRS-Q-0027534-ES

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: 9 hours / 1 Day

Cost Fees: (Funding Valid till 14 Jul 2021) 
Full Fees: $250
After Funding: $25 (SME, MidCareer)
$50 (Non-SME), $12.50 (WTS)
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

Project a Positive and Professional Image for EC Practitioners

Course Reference:
CRS-Q-0032232-SVCF

Objectives: This programme will cover the ability to equip self with a positive and service-oriented mindset to project a professional image in their day-to-day engagements with parents and caregivers.

Duration: 8 hours / 1 Day

Coverage: First Impression, Grooming and Attire, Appearance, Poise and Deportment, Makeup Session, Attitude, Professional Behaviours, Communication that Connects

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 31 Dec 2019)
Full Fees: $220
After Funding: $22 (SME, MidCareer)
$84 (Non-SME), $11 (WTS)
Absentee Payroll is applicable

Respond to Service Challenges with Parents

Course Reference:
CRS-Q-0026148-SVCF

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: 9 hours / 1 Day

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 31 Dec 2019)
Full Fees: $250
After Funding: $25 (SME, MidCareer)
$50 (Non-SME), $12.50 (WTS)
Absentee Payroll is applicable

Communicate and Relate Effectively with Children

Course Reference: CRS-Q-0021155-ES

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: 1 Day / 9 hrs

Cost Fees: (Funding Valid till 26 Mar 2020)
Full Fees: $250
After Funding: $25 (SME, MidCareer)
$50 (Non-SME), $12.50 (WTS)
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

Course Reference: CRS-Q-0023366-ES

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: 9 hrs / 1 Day 

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 2020)
Full Fees: $250
After Funding: $25 (SME, MidCareer)
$50 (Non-SME), $12.50 (WTS)
Absentee Payroll is applicable

Work Safely @ Childcare Centre

Course Reference: CRS-Q-0023830-TH

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

Duration: 9 hrs / 1 Day

Contents: Safety Concerns in Childcare, Identify and Act against Hazards, Be a Safety Minded Teacher, Maintain Safe Working Environment, Safe Lifting Techniques, Equipment & Electrical Safety, Chemicals Safety, Risk Assessment and Control, Emergency Response, Childcare Centre Safety Guidelines

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

Mode of Training: Full Time / Part Time

Cost Fees: (Funding Valid till 31 Dec 2019)
Full Fees: $250
After Funding: $25 (SME, MidCareer)
$50 (Non-SME), $12.50 (WTS)
Absentee Payroll is applicable

Adapt to Service Innovation and Changes

Course Reference: CRS-Q-0037978-RET

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 2021)
Full Fees: $220
After Funding: $22 (SME, MidCareer)
$84 (Non-SME), $11 (WTS)
Absentee Payroll is applicable

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

Course Reference: CRS-Q-0021742-ES

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

Duration: 9 hrs / 1 Day
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 2021)
Full Fees: $250
After Funding: $25 (SME, MidCareer)
$50 (Non-SME), $12.50 (WTS)
Absentee Payroll is applicable