Capability Development for Pre-School Arts Education

The course is important for Artists who want to explore sharing their experiences in the early childhood education scene. This is a very delicate scene we are talking about, and being a good artist does not equate to being a good arts educator, and this is further augmented in the early childhood education scene as young children need educators to have a specific skill set in terms of pedagogy, management and an understanding of their developmental stages to work well with them. 

Natalie Tse, Music Educator

Participants of the Course


As NAC actively develops new programmes to broaden access to and deepen engagement in the arts in pre-schools and to provide more learning opportunities for arts instructors keen to work with us in the field, we are pleased to announce that the course Specialist Certificate in Teaching and Learning of Preschool Arts Education is now available for registration.


Through this course, participants will learn to deliver art programmes in a standard ECCE learning environment, as well as a diverse classroom with students of different learning abilities. The course covers the following areas in early childhood education:


  • Child Development 4-6
  • Teaching and Pedagogical Approaches in Early Childhood Arts Education
  • Integrating the Arts into the NEL Early Childhood Curriculum
  • Lesson Design and Delivery for Performing Arts & Visual Arts Curriculum
  • Designing Art Programmes for Socially Diverse Classrooms
  • Holistic Evaluation in Arts Education
  • Managing Challenging Behaviours


This course will supersede the previous training course Teaching the Arts in an Early Childhood Environment that was conducted by SEED Institute from 2014 to 2019.


For more information, please refer to the SEED Institute webpage here.





This programme comprises of 7 modules. Assessment of the modules will comprise of quizzes, projects, discussions, presentations, as well as online tasks.


Course Dates and Timing (FOR 2021)

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The course starts on 13 September 2021.


For more information and to register, please refer here.






The full cost of the training is $1,300 (including GST) per participant.


The course, supported and subsidised by Employment and Employment Institute (e2i) through SEED Institute, provides opportunities for participants to apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in the course in a classroom setting. For subsidy requirements, please refer to the SEED Institute webpage here.


Participants aged 25 and above can also utilise their SkillsFuture Credits to defray the unsubsidised course fees. For more information on course subsidies, please contact Karen or Halicia at


The course is supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme) and NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when they sign up. Terms and Conditions apply. For more information, please refer here.



For more information on the course and registration matters, please refer to the SEED Institute webpage here.


Closing Date for Application: 05 July2021


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