Introduction to Early Childhood
Education and Care

An entry-level certificate for anyone interested in early childhood.



(3,464 ratings) 14,357 students

Offered by Arabian Child

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Introduction to Early Childhood Education and Care

Course Overview

This is an entry certificate that aims at introducing learners to essential foundational knowledge and a basic understanding of how to care for infants and young children in a professional and responsible manner. It is its ultimate goal to offer the possibility for those practitioners caring for children to improve their basic understanding of childcare through knowledge and training -while also improving their professional prospects.

Learning Outcomes

Course Benefits

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Course Content

The course is structured around 5 units:

Unit 1: Healthy Practices in Early Childhood Programs

This unit outlines the appropriate healthy practices that must be followed in early childhood centers to implement health and hygiene in the learning environment to promote well-being and prevent illnesses.


Unit 2: Safety in Early Childhood Program Environment

This unit will teach you how to protect children, families, and staff from harm. You will learn about toys and materials, environments, supervision, safety in supporting children in physical care routines, trips away from the program, and vehicle safety to prevent accidents/injuries.


Unit 3: Emergency Preparedness in Childhood Centers

This unit provides information and resources to effectively plan for emergency situations. You will learn how to respond in an emergency, how to deal with children after the shock, understand policy and procedures for fire drills, earthquakes, terrorism, missing children, abuse and severe weather conditions, evacuation procedures for the different age groups of children, items in different emergency kits for your setting and how to empower children to get involved in the restoration process.


Unit 4: Learning Environments for Early Childhood Programs

This unit will teach you how to create a secure, interesting, and enjoyable environment that promotes engagement, play, exploration, and learning for all children. You will learn to design the indoor areas of the setting by selecting appropriate materials to offer children a variety of choices that reflect children’s families, cultures, abilities, and interests.


Unit 5: Nutrition in the Early Years

This unit is designed to help you to understand the value of healthier eating and plan healthier menus in your Early Years setting. You will learn Introduction to Nutrition, what a healthy and balanced diet contains, and supporting staff and parents to be healthier.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Arabian Child is a leading teacher training institute accredited by International UK awarding bodies and local regulatory authorities. Arabian Child has offices in Boston, Dubai, Bahrain, Riyadh and Oman offering 120 programs from 15 years to more than 14,000 learners.

To learn more about Arabian Child, visit our website here.

This program is designed for those working with young children as; support assistants, administrators, cleaners, nannies, child-minders. It is also suitable for parents, baby-sitters and all adults who have children under their care.

You have 1 month or 30 days to complete this program. Guided learning hours are set at 30, this is based on the average amount of time taken to achieve this qualification, over an average completion period of a month.

  1. Learners must be at least 18 years of age and a minimum high school certificate.
  2. Learners must have an appropriate level of reading, writing, and communication skills.
  3. Learners must be able to surf the internet, send and receive emails and complete work using a computer.

In order to achieve this certificate, the learner must complete the following:

  • 1. Quiz: Learner will complete a quiz consisting of multiple-choice questions.
  • 2. Workbook: Learner will also receive a workbook that includes written assignments, reflective activities.

*Please note that learner must achieve a minimum of 70% score to pass this unit.

Start straight away and join a global classroom of learners.

We are an online course provider, and learners from anywhere in the world can enroll on our courses using an internet-connected device.

Course will be delivered digitally through the GCA (Global Childhood Academy) learning platform.

This course cost is AED 550 or $150 US Dollars including registration fee, VAT and e-certificate. To get Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) attestation additional cost applies.

All our training programs are accredited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) UAE. Learner can request certificate attestation upon completion at an additional cost.

Yes, you will receive a Digital Certificate after completing the course.

  1. Learners are required to check the regulatory or governing body in-country to ensure they meet requirements for becoming a licensed early childhood teacher. Our recommendations are based on the experience of graduating thousands of teachers in the last 15 years.
  2. Course fees inclusive of 5% VAT, registration fee, and e-certificate.
  3. Course fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Please click here to register and you be receiving an invoice to make the payment and start the course.

Not sure if this course is for you? Talk to us. Our career experts will help guide on the best learning options that meet your future career and personal goals.

You can call us at +97144356933, WhatsApp +971552938706 or email with any questions or inquiries.

Who will you learn with?

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  • Shefali has obtained her CACHE Level 5 Diploma in Leadership
  • She is a U.S. Certified Child Development Associate
  • Shefali has also obtained her CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years

Shefali Mathur is a certified trainer and CACHE assessor. She has over 14 years of experience as a teacher, supervisor, childcare director, and KG principal.

Locally and Internationally Accredited

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Arabian Child is a leading teacher training institute accredited by International UK awarding bodies and local regulatory authorities. Arabian Child has offices in Boston, Dubai, and Riyadh offering 120 programs for 15 years to more than 14,000 learners.

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The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) is responsible for the growth, direction and quality of private education and learning in Dubai.
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Global Childhood Academy (GCA) is a global online learning platform. GCA is one of the world’s top platforms that serves the best training providers from around the world.

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Established in 2013, Training Qualifications UK is the most creative and contemporary Awarding Organization in the UK offering early childhood and young people’s qualifications.

Learner Feedback



Course Rating

Daylin Maningo Tabat


The course itself is perfectly enough to me as a nanny, I easily understand and it is really helpful to me.

Rovien Medianero Evangeles


This course has shown me how to better interact with kids and how to be more observant about their well being.

Donna Alonzo Pascual


The best thing about the course was the fact that it went a long way to remind parents and carers of their responsibilities to children and young people. Thank you Arabian Child for this amazing course.

Jesusa Melendez Juanitez


I had great experience with easy and fast communication with instructors, user-friendly learning platform and the fact that assignment tasks push you to dive into the topic and develop your knowledge and understanding of early years education.

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