International Post Graduate Diploma in Early Years Care & Education

Asian College of Teachers’ International Post Graduate Diploma in Early Years Care & Education is a blend of both online and live online learning and is useful for ambitious teachers who are looking to learn to identify and understand children’s needs, develop effective classroom management skills and prepare themselves as competent Early Childhood educators.

International Post Graduate Diploma in Early Years Care and Education
  • Early childhood educators, experienced teachers and beginners looking to move into the early childhood care industry will benefit from this course.
  • The Blended Program in Early Years Care and Education will also be appropriate for aspiring entrepreneurs planning to open preschools or creches.
  • Enhance your expertise with the extensive curriculum consisting of both online and in-class portions.
  • ASIC is recognised by UKVI in UK and is a full member of The International Network for Quality Assurance Agencies in Higher Education (INQAAHE), is a member of the BQF (British Quality Foundation) and are institutional members of EDEN (European Distance and E-Learning Network).
  • ACT is the authorised centre for conducting the Cambridge TKT test all over India.
  • Be a part of the Cambridge TKT to upgrade your English skills and get certified by the prestigious Cambridge to boost your career as an Early Childhood educator.
  • Get certified by the globally renowned ACT to add value to your resume.
  • EYCE program is designed, developed and created by ACT, UK and approved by CPD, UK and NCC Education, UK

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  • EYCE program incorporates both online and live online learning
  • Online learning portion can be done from any corner of the globe
  • Live Online sessions are often done in 2-3 hrs slots by reputed Teacher trainers globally.
  • Live Online sessions will be held on 2nd & 4th Saturdays
  • Course can be completed within 1 year

EYCE program is a contemporary course tailored for both aspiring as well as existing teachers planning a career in early childhood care and education. ACT’s EYCE blended course equips the aspirants with the vital skills and teaching strategies which are indispensable in a young learner’s classroom.

EYCE Dates

Rolling admission

  • Course is available in blended learning approach
  • Course can be availed at an affordable fee
  • Easy instalment payment options
  • Scholarship available for meritorious students

International Post Graduate Diploma in Early Years Care & Education which revolves around innovative teaching strategies and methodologies with a sharp focus on young children can be availed at a reasonable course fee of Rs 40,000* only. Candidates with basic computer skills and an internet connection can take up the course; whereby he/she can pursue the online portion of the course from any corner of the globe. The course will also consist of 6 Live Online days (2nd and 4th Saturdays of a month) over a period of 3 months, along with online learning. Moreover, 1 module of Cambridge TKT is embedded with the course, allowing students to receive the prestigious Cambridge certificate after appearing for the Cambridge TKT exam.

40,000 INR 532 USD 398 GBP 17055 THB

* inclusive of all taxes

  • 10+ 2 is the minimum entry requirement
  • Both aspiring as well as experienced teachers are eligible to apply

The minimum eligibility for enrolling in the Early Years Care and Education course is a 10+2. Aspiring as well as experienced teachers who are keen on growing professional knowledge in early childhood education or upgrade their teaching skills to excel in this field of teaching area are encouraged to enrol for the course.

Early Years Care and Education – Online Curriculum

  • Phase 1 : Introduction
  • Phase 2 : Educational Psychology
  • Phase 3 : Stages of Development
  • Phase 4 : Importance of Play
  • Phase 5 : Factors Affecting Early Childhood
  • Phase 6 : Principles and Approaches of Early Years Education
  • Phase 7 : First Aid
  • Phase 8 : Helping Early Childhood Learners Settle Down in School
  • Phase 9 : Sensorial
  • Phase 10 : Mathematics and Numbers in Montessori
  • Phase 11 : Role of parents in Schooling
  • Phase 12 : Curriculum – Infant and Toddler, Preschooler
  • Phase 13 : Food
  • Phase 14 : Sleep
  • Phase 15 : Physical Comfort
  • Phase 16 : Toilet Training
  • Phase 17 : Hand washing: Importance and Techniques
  • Phase 18 : Infrastructure and Initial Processing
  • Phase 19 : Finances and Budgeting
  • Phase 20 : The Educator
  • Phase 21 : Assessment and Evaluation
  • Phase 22 : Strategies for Differentiated Instructions

Early Years Care and Education – Live Online Curriculum

Day 1 Curriculum and Instructional Strategies
Curriculum - What is a "curriculum"?
  • Rationale and framework for early years
  • Sample framework
Instructional Strategies (as in ITD)
Learning through play
  • Importance of play
  • Types of play
  • Learning and play
Creating Learning Centers
  • Literacy/Language Arts
  • Numeracy/Math-logical
  • Bodily-Kinesthetic/Performing Arts
  • Visual-Spatial/Art &Crafts
  • Environmental/World around us
  • Music
  • Science & Discovery
* Presentation by trainees
Day 2 Bloom's Taxonomy & MI & Lesson Planning; Writing learning objectives and expected outcomes; Student presentation of sample Lesson Plans (2 topics) based on Bloom's and MI; Material Development - Teaching Aids (Practice based learning tasks)
Bloom's – Background & Introduction to Bloom's Taxonomy Includes the following:
  • Hierarchy of thinking skills/intellectual development
  • Application of BT in learning situations
  • How to write learning objectives using BT (verb wheel)?
  • Aligning learning outcomes with learning objectives
  • Sample tasks/ templates
  • Preparing a lesson plan using BT starting from lowest domain to highest - LOTS to HOTS
  • Presentation of lesson plan by trainees
Introduction to MI
  • Background
  • Domains of MI
  • Typical tasks relevant to each domain - connections
  • Aligning BT with MI with respect to a given lesson (Sample may be given)
  • Lesson planning (2)
  • Intro. to sample standard nursery lesson plan (Early Years)
  • Presentation of lesson plan by trainees
Live Online - Strategising Learning/Design Learning
Day 3 Language Learning, Numeracy; TKT
  • Language learning (as in ITD)
  • Numeracy
  • World around us
  • Teaching methods
  • TKT
Day 4 Strategies for Differentiated Teaching, Social and Emotional Learning in EY
  • Why differentiation?
  • NBrief overview of SEN
  • Strategies for differentiation
  • SEL
  • Live Online Assessment during the Early Years & Parent, Child and the Teacher
Day 5 Assessment & Evaluation in Early Years
  • Types of assessment
  • Methods of evaluation
  • Creating age appropriate rubrics for monitoring and documenting progress
  • Preparation for TP
Day 6 Interacting with parents
  • Making the best of Open Days/ Parent Teacher Meets
  • Review
  • Globally recognised certificate from Asian College of Teachers
  • Opportunity to earn the prestigious Cambridge Teaching certification

The candidates will be awarded a globally recognized certificate from Asian College of Teachers on successful completion of International Post Graduate Diploma in Early Years Care & Education. Shipment of certificates within India is done free of cost but the candidates residing outside India are required to pay an additional fee. Generally after submission of all the assignments and completion of the course, the candidate has to pay the dispatch fee. After that we take the respective shipping address and contact number of the candidate and courier the certificate to the same. It takes a maximum of 3 weeks for the certificates to reach the candidate’s address.

  • Easy admission process
  • Application can be submitted online
  • Opt for any online payment scheme

Interested candidates willing to enrol have to fill up an online application form with all the relevant details and must provide correct email id and phone number as all the communication will be forwarded there. Once the application form is submitted, the candidates will receive the course details via email and phone call from ACT’s Career Counsellors. The EYCE course fee payment details will be mailed to the candidates once they confirm their enrollment. The course fee can be paid through online payment using UPI online money transfer, Debit / Credit Card or by depositing Cash, Cheque or Demand Draft to our bank account. After the payment is credited the candidates will be receiving payment confirmation with online admission form. They need to fill up the same and submit in order to get online access to the course.

About Cambridge TKT Examination

Asian College of Teachers (ACT), the leader in teacher education in Asia is now the authorised centre for conducting Cambridge TKT Exam all over India. TKT is the acronym for Teaching Knowledge Test and is conducted by Cambridge, which tests your basic teaching knowledge.

The test comprises of three core modules, with one test for each. Cambridge English certificates are provided after the completion of each module. Each modular test has 80 questions and continues for 80 minutes and may be taken together or separately, in any order of the candidate's preference. All authorised TKT centres are inspected by Cambridge English Language Assessment ensuring that the centres meet their high standards.

Teaching Knowledge Test or TKT is appropriate for aspirants who are eager to develop themselves as a teacher, and have little or no knowledge of the modern English teaching methodologies and approaches; the TKT test will certainly boost their teaching career and give it a solid start. All they have to do is to register and take as many modules as they want, over any time period. They will receive a Cambridge English certificate for each module they complete.

*This examination is conducted only in India.

Cambridge TKT Examination Fee

One module (without preparation):
Rs. 5500 ( additional dispatch fee applicable)

One module (with preparation):
Rs 8500 (additional dispatch fee applicable)

Candidates will have the option to choose more than one exam module and they can avail a discount of Rs 500 from the 2nd exam module onward.

Cambridge TKT Examination Dates :

Location Dates
8th June Kolkata
24th August Bangalore

Cambridge Teaching Knowledge Test - Contents


  • Part 1: Language and Background to Language and Teaching
  • Part 2: Background to Language Learning
  • Part 3 - Background to Language Teaching


  • Part 1: Planning and Preparing a Lesson or Sequence of Lessons
  • Part 2: Selection and Use of Resources


  • Part 1: Teacher's and Learner's Language in the Classroom
  • Part 2: Classroom Management

TKT CLIL (Content and language Integrated Learning) MODULE Part 2 :

  • Lesson Preparation
  • Lesson Delivery
  • Assessment

TKT YL (Young Learners) MODULE
The learning and development of young learners

  • planning lessons for young learners
  • teaching strategies, practice activities and resources used to support and challenge language learning in young learners.

Choose your Cambridge TKT Module

You can opt for TKT Module 3 and TKT YL if you are pursuing P G Diploma in EYCE course.

There are ample opportunities for early childhood or preschool teachers who have completed training in Early Years Education and Care and have a passion to teach young learners. With pre and primary schools developing at a rapid rate, there is a considerable demand for certified teachers. Asian College of Teachers’ International Post Graduate Diploma in Early Years Care & Education opens many avenues to numerous job opportunities as the course aims to provide the future teachers with a strong foundation of the principles of early childhood education and care along with knowledge of planned teaching offering a variety of routes into teaching career.

After completing our EYCE Blended course you will have the expertise and the confidence to teach children in the age group of 0-5 years and will make the candidates competent enough to work as an early childhood educator, preschool as well as kindergarten teachers. The course could be immensely helpful for Early Childhood Teachers, Curriculum Developer, Course Coordinator, Consultants associated with pre-schools and even for budding entrepreneurs planning to open a pre-school. The course is suitable for not only early childhood teachers but anyone connected with early childhood care and development.

  • Complete tutor support throughout the course
  • Candidates can learn at their own pace
  • Additional support of online videos and reference materials

The candidates enrolling in International Post Graduate Diploma in Early Years Care & Education can expect complete guidance from the experienced tutors/trainers of Asian College of Teachers who are committed to helping the candidates to achieve their learning goals. With years of valuable experience the tutors provide great support to the trainees and guide them through all the aspects of teaching giving valuable advice in every step of the way. They extend their tutoring support by sharing relevant information and answering questions related to the course content.

Since the Blended EYCE course by ACT also offers the candidates online flexible learning, they can take the opportunity to learn at their own pace and clear all their doubts as and when required. They can email their queries and can also opt for online chatting between 10 am and 6 pm and can discuss any course related problem. Nevertheless, they also can clear up their doubts when attending the Live Online sessions of the course.

  • The candidates will receive a globally recognized certificate from Asian College of Teachers
  • All ACT courses are accredited by International Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (QAHE)
  • Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC) a member of British Quality Foundation, has accredited Asian College of Teachers (ACT)
  • The prestigious Education Quality Accreditation Commission (EQAC) has accredited Asian College of Teachers (ACT) that has met all the standards set by this Commission
  • ACT is an organizational member of Childhood Education International (CEI)
  • ACT is an institutional member of The Association for Early Childhood Education & Development (AECED)
  • All ACT courses are endorsed by NCC Education, an awarding organisation and a global provider of British education

Accreditation is a process which plays an important role for an educational institution as it is all about meeting set standards of quality and is an on-going evaluation which encourages constant improvement. It acts as a vital tool to monitor and assess the standard and quality of education. Blended Early Years Care and Education Teacher Training aims at those planning a career in Early Years Education and getting trained in the principles and approaches to teach young learners. The course acquaints the trainees with the latest methodologies of Early Years Care and Education. On successful completion of the course the trainees are certified by Asian College of Teachers (ACT). The certificate is globally recognized making the trainees eligible for better teaching opportunities. Also, the certificate by Cambridge is sure to boost your job prospects from all ends.

Ratings & Reviews

Crystal George Steevan
India, Bengaluru
The experience I had with ACT was good. My course coordinator Ms. Ankita was very helpful in clearing my doubts; whenever I needed help throughout the duration of the course.

As a student at ACT the experience was enriching due to the presence of dedicated and supportive educators. The faculty is praised for providing insightful guidance, fostering a positive learning environment, and being responsive to students' needs. The emphasis on quality teaching is evident, contributing to a fulfilling educational journey for many. Indeed thankful to the ACT for building up courses for making the teaching profession demanding.

Garnepudi Indira Priyadarsini
It is a very useful platform to learn about kids and to know various information about toddlers and infants.

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Nisha Bachhawat

It was an enriching experience and made me wiser. It was easy to follow the course with a formulated course structure. It has enhanced my level of confidence. I am working as a teacher in New York Public School, Salt Lake, Kolkata.

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Brati Jha

I am knowledgeable, experienced and confident after completion of the training. I am looking forward to more courses from ACT and further enhancement of life and learning. The trainers were nice and have got suggestions and information that were very helpful.

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Helped in expanding my knowledge and experience the concepts closely through trainers demonstration. wonderful and must for any trainers trainer. the participants were really connected and their skills utilised to add value to the programme.

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Roopali Agashe

The overall teaching experience has been good. Something new for me as I had no teaching background. Will need to identify from the learnings the content which will be relevant for my requirements.

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Nakita Vang

I had a lot of worries at first but the material is easy to understand and the coordinators are so helpful and understanding!

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