Early Childhood Care & Education

Course Information

ECCE Programme

The goal of the Diploma in Early Childhood Care & Education is to prepare students to work with children from zero through age 8.

Students learn about curriculum, guidance and standards for working with young children. This program helps prepare students for a rewarding career nurturing the growth and development of young children. During their second and third year of their study, they are given six weeks of supervised teaching practice in early childhood care schools around the country.

ECCE teacher education is structured as an interdisciplinary programme, where the content is organized into interdisciplinary knowledge areas, which is organized by dividing the interdisciplinary areas of knowledge into the three academic years.

  • Children’s development, play and learning (Educational and Developmental Psychology )
  • Nature, health and movement (Science)
  • Society, religion, beliefs and ethics (Social Studies)
  • Art, culture and creativity (Practical Arts)
  • Language and Mathematics
  • Management, cooperation and development work (Physical Education)

ECCE Courses

The duration of the Diploma programme shall normally be three academic years. Teaching practice is done for 6 weeks in year 2 and year 3 respectively.

Year 1

  • Introduction to Computer Technology 
  • Academic Communication Skills 
  • Numeracy and The young I
  • Chalkboard
  • Foundation of ECCE I
  • Principles and Practices of Foundation Phase I
  • Play and Movement I
  • HIV and Management
  • Competency Based Education
  • Social and Environment I
  • Creative Arts I
  • Child Growth and Development
  • Cognitive Development
  • Science and the Environment I
  • Music and Dance
  • Psycho Social Support (Module 1 & 2)
  • Literacy and the Young I
  • French

Year 2

  • Personality at Foundation Phase I & II
  • Play and Movement II
  • Social and Environment II
  • Numeracy and the Young II
  • Foundations of ECCE II
  • Principles and Practices at Foundation Phase II (Micro/ Peer –teaching)
  • Measurement and Evaluation (Full course)
  • Health, Safety and Nutrition
  • Psycho Social Support (Module 3 & 4)
  • Literacy and the Young II
  • Teaching Practice I (6 weeks)
  • Science and the Environment II
  • Inclusive and Special Education I
  • Creative Arts II

Year 3

  • Introduction to Language at Foundation Phase
  • Numerical Skills
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Inclusive and Special Education II
  • Educational Psychology
  • Play and Movement III
  • Management of an ECCE Institutions
  • Transition to Primary Education
  • Science and the Environment III
  • Social and the Environment III
  • Psycho Social Support (Module 5 & 6)
  • Project
  • Teaching Practice II

Application & Admissions

Application for admission into the college opens in January each year and closes in the first week of March.

We are keen on facilitating your application and admission process to enable you study with us. In line with this, we have made the application process fast, more reliable and convenient through our online admission system. Our timely correspondence and the information we share periodically on admission issues serve as a guide to aid you. Join us, let’s learn together, come, and share your culture.

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Ngwane Teachers’ College (NTC) is situated in the Shiselweni region. The college is about 3km south of Nhlangano town. The college was established in 1982 as a government institution under the ministry of Education

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