Programme Overview

In partnership with National University of Singapore - School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (NUS SCALE).

In an era where volatility, uncertainty, complexity and ambiguity (VUCA) are the norm, how do leaders in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) sector ensure that they have the right knowledge and skills to navigate and lead their centres towards success and profitability?


Module 1: Design Future-ready Quality Learning Centre (2 days)

Module 2: Establish Sustainable Centre Management (5 days)

Module 3: Develop Leadership (3 days)

Module 4: Capstone Project and Assessment (14 hours spread over 1 month)

Course Objectives

This certificate programme aims to enable ECCE leaders to: * Recognise the key trends and influences of digitalisation, design the desired future-proof learning environment based on a value-centred approach, and lead the change for creating quality learning environments * Build a culture of continuous learning and professional growth and development of staff through: * Set up data-driven strategic plans, initiatives, systems and processes * Manage, review and evaluate systems and processes with a view towards enhancements
* Manage projects and planning resources to meet new business requirements * Build the capacity of colleagues and centre through effective human resource management (HRM) and development, and lead team leaders in the development of business unit strategies, operational plans and corporate governance management to meet changes in the new learning environment
* Coach staff for performance, communicate and engage stakeholders more effectively

At the end of the programme, participants will be able to: * Recognise and keep themselves abreast of current trends and digital influences * Visualise and design their desired context-appropriate learning environment, based on a value-centric approach * Build a culture of continuous learning and staff's professional growth and development * Drive their centre’s initiatives, systems and processes and look into coherence of plans * Lead team leaders to develop business strategies and governance management, manage and review systems and processes * Manage project and resource planning that supports sustainability of the centre * Build the capacity of colleagues through effective human resource management and development * Lead the change needed to future-proof the learning environment * Lead effective workplace communication and engagement with stakeholders to build positive relationships * Develop their skills and gain confidence


Upon successful completion of all the four modules in the programme, participants will be awarded the NUS-SEED Institute Advanced Certificate in Centre Leadership and Management.

What You Get Out Of It


Design Future-ready, Quality Learning Centres


Establish Sustainable Centre Management


Develop Leadership Skills

Who Should Join / Entry Requirement

  • Lead Teachers
  • Senior Lead Teachers
  • Centre Leaders
  • Senior Centre Leaders
  • Curriculum Quality Managers
  • Childcare Centre Entrepreneurs

Programme Schedule


We are still pending confirmation from SSG on the mode of delivery (face-to-face/online) for this course.

This is a part-time programme with lessons held on Saturdays.

Programme Fee

Please refer to the Module Details PDF for the fees breakdown of each module (all 4 modules are compulsory).

Fees for all 4 modules will have to be paid prior to class commencement.

This course is eligible under the SkillsFuture Credit Scheme.

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