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Early Childhood Care and Education - Teacher (Full Time)


The philosophical context of the Early Childhood Teacher Training Curriculum falls within the Ministry of Education philosophical framework for the establishment of a quality education system by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.


Who is this programme for?

This programme is mounted for persons involved in teaching pre-schoolers with little or no formal training or young persons wanting to become pre-school teachers.


Programme Structure

Classes are Monday-Friday between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


When will the programme start?

This programme starts in August and normally runs for Two (2) years.


Entry Requirements

Applicants should normally have five (5) '0' Levels (or equivalent), including English Language, Mathematics and three other relevant subjects, or mature students who do not strictly meet the academic requirements but have five (5)' years or more experience in the field.


Course of Study

Year One/ Introductory Year

History and Philosophy of ECCE

Child Development

Language and Communication

Weekly Visits

Professional Development

Methodology and Curriculum

Administration of an ECE Centre

Social and Environmental Studies

Health and Family Life Education

Special Education

Parent Community Interaction

Teaching Practice

Year Two/ Final Year

Internship – Assessment of teaching including monthly professional development seminars and parent community project.