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Early Childhood: CCP for Preschool Educators [KLC]
Reskill your competencies to take on new job roles with good longer-term prospects
Accurate as of 31 Mar 2024
What is it?

The Career Conversion Programme (CCP), under work and study mode for aspiring Preschool Educators offered by KLC International Institute (KLCII) aims to equip mid-career Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) with the necessary knowledge and practical skills to work as certified Preschool Educators in the Early Childhood (EC) sector.

Under the CCP for Preschool Educators programme, newly hired participants will undergo a structured training programme offered by KLC International Institute (KLC). The training comprising Synchronous e-learning training and On-the-Job training at participant’s workplace childcare centre, will be conducted over 13 - 16 months duration, which will lead to the attainment of a WSQ Diploma.

Upon successful completion of the CCP, participants will register with the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) as a certified Preschool Educator and work in an ECDA-licensed Early Childhood Development Centres.


Minimum Qualifying Salary

Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) and Workforce Singapore (WSG) have implemented a Minimum Qualifying Salary for the Career Conversion Programmes (CCPs) in Early Childhood, with effect from 1 June 2023.



Minimum Qualifying Salary (Monthly)*

CCP for Preschool Educators



*The salary refers to the fixed monthly salary received by CCP trainee(s) from their employer during the CCP training, comprising basic monthly salary and fixed monthly allowance (if any).

Who can apply?


The Programme is open to all company-sponsored applicants who meet the following General eligibility criteria:

  • Be a Singapore Citizens (SC) or Singapore Permanent Residents (PR) aged 21 years and above;
  • New hires must have graduated or completed National Service, whichever is later, for at least two years prior at the point of course application;
  • Have fulfilled the minimum course entry requirements;
  • Must not have attended the same early childhood programme and received funding previously
  • Must be a new hire (i.e. not more than six (6) months from date of employment) by participating ECDA-licensed Early Childhood Development Centres;
  • New hire must pass a pre-requisite medical examination required by ECDA to work in the sector;
  • Must not be in a similar job role prior to joining the CCP;
  • Must not be a shareholder of the participating company, or its related companies;
  • Must not be related to the owner(s) of the participating company;
  • Must not be immediate ex-staff of participating company or its related companies; and
  • Individuals can register their interest at or contact 6337 8338 to find out more about CCP course enrolment and job matching services.


To apply, individuals should meet the minimum course entry requirements as follows:

Job Position

Preschool Educators

Job Role

Supports the learning and development of children aged eighteen (18) months to six (6) years old

WSQ Qualification to be Attained

WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education - Teaching (English) [WSQ PDECCE-T (EL)]


WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education - Teaching (Chinese) [WSQ PDECCE-T (CL)] – for Chinese Language Educators 

WSQ Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching (Conversion)

[WSQ PDECCE-T (Conversion)]

Minimum Course Entry Requirements

5 GCE ‘O’ level credits in different subjects including English/acceptable alternatives*

5 GCE ‘O’ level credits in different subjects including Chinese/acceptable alternatives*

  1. 3-year polytechnic diploma with a credit in GCE ‘O’ level English OR English Language Acceptable Alternatives*


  1. State-recognised university degree where the medium of instruction is English

Programme Duration

16 Months

13 Months



*Please visit for the list of English/Chinese Language Acceptable Alternatives.



  • Registered or incorporated in Singapore with a valid Unique Entity Number (UEN) with Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA);
  • Offer a full-time position related to job role which the CCP is for, with a minimum fixed monthly salary of $2,400 or more, and at least a 12-month employment contract from the start date of the course;
  • Ensure that new hires have met the eligibility criteria and are not:
    • A shareholder of the CCP company, or its related companies;
    • Related to the owner(s) of the company; and
    • Immediate ex-staff of the company or its related companies.
  • Commit to CCP training arrangements for the trainees and the CCP terms & conditions.

How does it work?

Selected applicants will undergo screening, interview and shortlisting process as determined by the hiring employer.

Employers must commit to working with WSG and the appointed programme manager on necessary administrative matters related to the CCP.


Funding support

WSG’s Funding to Employers

Standard Rate 

(SCs/PRs below age of 40)

Enhanced Rate

Salary Support

Up to 70% of monthly salary for CCP training duration (capped at $5,000* per month)

Up to 90% of monthly salary for CCP training duration (capped at $7,500* per month)

For SC/PR trainees who are unemployed and actively seeking employment for six months or more, and/or SC/PR trainees aged 40 years and above in the year of commencement of the CCP.


  • For trainees who commence training from 1 April 2024
  • For trainees who commence training before 1 April 2024, the funding is capped at $4,000 and $6,000 for Standard Rate and Enhanced Rate, respectively.

Contact details

KLC International Institute (KLCII)

Blk 715, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6, # 02-4000,

Singapore 560715 (Main Campus)

Tel: (65) 6337 8338

Email Address: