Diploma in ECCD (Part-time)1

Diploma in Early Childhood Care Development (Part Time) 

General Aims

The Diploma in ECCD aims to address the need to  prepare knowledgeable, skilled and competent ECCD facilitators capable of providing care, early stimulation and learning opportunities in different ECCD programme and services in the country. Specifically, the programme will address the need for qualified and professionally trained facilitators in the ECCD sector.





The specific objectives of this programme are to prepare ECCD facilitators who will be able to:


  • demonstrate a sound understanding of child development while working with young children;
  • make an informed decision of their daily practices using knowledge of contemporary early  childhood theories;
  • organize developmentally and culturally relevant learning environments in the ECCD centre;
  • organize relevant learning activities for children informed by knowledge of child development, strengths and interests of the , and the social cultural context they live in;
  • observe and document children’s learning regularly and make informed curriculum decisions;
  • develop responsive and reciprocal relationships with children, families and communities they work  with; Page 3 of 156
  • respect and value local funds of knowledge when working with families and communities;
  • establish mutually beneficial relationship with families and communities;
  • exhibit knowledge of health care, safety principles, nutritional and physical needs of young children;
  • apply appropriate practices to ensure that a child is healthy, nourished and protected;
  • advocate the benefits of play in the holistic development of a child;
  • plan appropriate play activities for children;
  • use different teaching methods and strategies to support children achieve learning goals in Bhutan
  • Early Learning and Development Standards;
  • possess knowledge about different kinds of disabilities and liaise with relevant agencies to support children with disabilities;
  • apply basic skills in programme management and operations within an ECCD centre and use leadership skills to advocate for quality education in ECCD centre; and
  • exhibit sound knowledge of both global and national early childhood education policies, practices  and regulations.


Programme Structure


Semester Code Modules Credits Total Credits
I EAS101 Early Childhood Academic Studies(EAS)
Enhancing Children’s Development (embedded
Practicum 24 hours)
12 72
ACS101 Personal Development Studies Academic Skills 12
EPR101 Early Childhood Professional Development
Studies (EPR) Family and Community ‘Funds of Knowledge’ (Embedded practicum 36 hours)
II FIT101 Personal Development Studies Functional Information Technology 12
EPD101 Early Childhood Pedagogy (EPD) Learning Environment (embedded practicum 33 hours) 12
EPD102 Early Childhood Pedagogy (EPD) Learning through play (embedded practicum 30 hours) 12
Semester Code Modules Credit Total Credits
III EAS202 Early Childhood Academic Studies(EAS)
Supporting mathematical thinking (embedded practicum 32 hours)
12 84
EPD203 Early Childhood Pedagogy (EPD) Observation and assessment for learning (embedded practicum 33hours) 12
EAS203 Early Childhood Academic Studies(EAS)
Supporting language and literacy development (embedded practicum 30 hours)
EPR202 Early Childhood Professional Development Studies (EPR) Curriculum and  programming(embedded practicum 30 hours) 12
IV EAS204 Early Childhood Academic Studies(EAS) Supporting young children’s scientific thinking (embedded practicum 30 hours) 12
EPR203 Early Childhood Professional Development Studies (EPR) Guiding responsive and reciprocal relationships (embedded practicum 30 hours) 12
EPD204 Early Childhood Pedagogy (EPD) Creative Arts in Early Childhood Education (embedded practicum 30 hours) 12
Semester Code Modules Credits Total Credits
V EPD305 Early Childhood Pedagogy (EPD) .The Project Approach in Early Childhood Education (Embedded Practicum 30 hours) 12 84
EPD306 Early Childhood Pedagogy (EPD). Movement and Safety Education (embedded practicum 30 hours) 12
EAS305 Early Childhood Academic Studies(EAS) Inclusive Education (Embedded practicum 36 hours) 12
EAS306 Early Childhood Academic Studies(EAS) Health and Nutrition (embedded practicum 30 hours) 12
VI EPR304 Early Childhood Professional Development Studies (EPR) Leadership and Management (embedded Practicum 33 hours) 12
EAS307 Early Childhood Academic  Studies(EAS) Foundationin Early Childhood (embedded practicum 12 hours) 12
DZG101 Personal Development Studies Dzongkha for Communication 12

Admission Criteria

Entrance requirement
The programme proposes for the following entrance requirements:
An applicant aspiring to enrol in this programme should have a minimum academic qualification of class XII passed withminimum of 40% in English and Dzongkha. The applicant must be employed in one of the ECCD centres and should have aminimum2 years work experience in an ECCD centre at the time of seeking enrolment.The applicant will be merit ranked using the following ability rating points:

Subject Ability rating point
English  5
Dzongkha  5
3 other subjects  1

The selection of the candidate will be based on the merit ranking of the ability rating points.


For Inquiries , you may contact:

Ms. Sonam Lhazeen                                                                                                   Mr. Karma Yeshey

Programme Leader                                                                                                    Dean of Academic Affairs

Early Childhood Care and Development                                                               Email: karmayeshey.pce@rub.edu.bt

Email: sonamlhazeen.pce@rub.edu.bt                                                                  Phone # +975-8-27620

Phone # +975-8-271487


Fee Structure 

Inquires about tuition fees may be directed to sangaychoden.pce@rub.edu.bt at phone number +975-8-271497