3 years
Kuala Lumpur
Full Time
Jan, May, Aug


Early Childhood Education is the study of young children from birth to eight years old – how they develop physically, how they learn successfully or fail, the adoption of appropriate strategies that would assist them to reach their potential, and how they develop holistically. It is best done through an academic and professional ECE program.
Young and developing children require educators who are able to provide appropriate care and education for them. The significance of having qualified and trained ECE educators is now accepted by young parents, policy makers and society at large.
The Diploma of Early Childhood Education (DECE) Program prepares students to become professionally trained edu-carers and academically qualified preschool teachers who will be motivated to pursue the Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (BECE) (Hons) Program.
Three Qualities of DECE

  • Enables students to become competent English Language models for young children
  • Facilitates the acquisition of knowledge and understanding, skills and strategies, values and attitudes towards teaching that promote appropriate learning experiences leading to overall balanced development of the young child.
  • Sustains students' motivation for tertiary education and further professional development

Subject Listing

Context of Early Childhood Education Settings

Semester 1: 14 Weeks
5 Subjects

  • DECE101 Teaching and Learning in Early Childhood Settings
  • DECE102 Social-Psychology of Child Studies
  • DECE103 ICT and Multimedia
  • DECE105 Observation Study of Early Childhood Settings or
  • DECE106 Current National Campaign in Early Childhood Settings
  • MPW2113/2123 Bahasa Kebangsaan A/B


Semester 2: 7 Weeks
3 Subjects

  • DECE104 The Educators' English Language
  • DECE107 Language Arts in Early Childhood
  • MPW2133 Pengajian Malaysia


Semester 3: 14 Weeks
5 Subjects

  • DECE108 Visual Arts Program or
  • DECE109 Music Education Program
  • DECE110 Mathematics and Science in Early Childhood
  • DECE111 Social Studies and Environment in Early Childhood
  • DECE112 English Language Across the Early Childhood Curriculum
  • MPW2143/2153 Pengajian Islam or Moral

Context of Early Childhood Education

Semester 1 (4): 14 Weeks
5 Subjects

  • DECE113 Health and Nutrition or
  • DECE114 Physical and Health Education
  • DECE207 Early Childhood Education: Review and Reflection
  • DECE208 Observations and Assessment of Young Children
  • DECE209 Development of Malaysian Education
  • LLS101 Leadership Skills


Semester 2 (5): 7 Weeks
3 Subjects

  • DECE210 Children and Play
  • DECE202 The Developing Child or
  • DECE203 The Developing Reader
  • MC100 Social and Business Communication

Semester 3 (6): 14 Weeks
5 Subjects Expressive Arts: Music, Movement, Dance

  • DECE205 Play and Learning or
  • DECE206 Play and Cooperative Learning
  • DECE211 Child Development
  • DECE301 Psychology of Education
  • DECE302 Sociology of Education

Semester 1 (7): 8 Weeks
1 Practicum

  • DECE201 The Eight Weeks Teaching Practice and Childcare Practictum

To reflect the focus of the DECE program on the education of the preschool teacher and edu-carer, the range of assessment modes reflects the aims of professional preparation and academic studies. The three general modes of assessment apply to most subjects.

  • Mid-Term Test or Assignment or Practicum
  • Portfolio or Journal or Inquiry Report
  • Final Examination
  • Formative assessment constitutes 60-70% and examination is given 30- 40% of the overall mark

Entry Requirements
One of the following:

  • SPM or SPMV with a minimum of 3 credits (including the English language or its equivalent) and a pass in Bahasa Malaysia at SPM level
  • GCE O-Levels with 3 credits (including English language)
  • Other equivalent qualification approved/accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency


PMR Entry
Students without SPM 3 credits or the PMR certificate will be required to sit for the MQA qualifying test on three subject areas: BM, English and Mathematics.

Credit Transfer/Subject Exemption

Counselling will be given for credit transfer or subject exemption based on MQA guidelines.


HELP University

ELM Business School
No. 15, Jalan Sri Semantan 1,
Off Jalan Semantan, Bukit Damansara
50490 Kuala Lumpur

Kompleks Pejabat Damansara (KPD)
Jalan Dungun
50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Wisma HELP, Jalan Dungun
50490 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

+603-2716 2000


ver since its founding in 1986 to provide affordable quality educational opportunities for Malaysians, HELP University has developed into the leading institution of higher learning in Malaysia with a firmly established international reputation among universities, research organisations, scholars, business and corporate leaders and governments in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America.

HELP University offers a wide and diverse range of programs covering business, law, management, economics, IT, social sciences and the humanities at undergraduate and graduate levels. It has also assumed a leading role in research and development in certain disciplines and subject areas. By upholding rigorous standards and setting benchmarks in many areas, HELP has achieved many successes and won plaudits and respect from many quarters, at home and abroad, making it a preferred partner in many crucial areas of endeavour and cooperation.

The quality of education imparted by HELP ensures that not only are its graduates preferred over others for employment by multinational companies and discerning employers in many areas of the globe, they also rapidly assume responsible leadership roles and positions.

To help people succeed in life and to live a life of significance through education

● To be a university with a strong culture of quality and leadership that focuses on sound academic standards, continuous improvement, and the talent development of students and staff.
● To offer them a learning experience that enhances their career development, lifetime values and personal fulfilment.
● To share our success with the stakeholders and community we serve.

Corporate Values:
● Pride of Achievement
● Sharing Success
● The Courage to Be
● To Be Compassionate
● To Be Significant

HELP University / HELP Academy Scholarship Awards 2015

For types of scholarship requirements. please refer to this link > http://www.help.edu.my/images/HELPUni_ScholarshipBrochure_Aug15.pdf

Full, Partial Scholarship

HELP University / HELP Academy Scholarship Awards 2015

Financial Assistant - Study Loan

applicable for registered HELP University/ Help Academy students only

Full, Partial

Financial Assistant - Study Loan

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