National Institute of Early Childhood Development (NIEC)
The National Institute of Early Childhood Development, or NIEC in short, is a new national training institute set up by the Ministry of Education to deliver quality training and professional development to Singapore’s early childhood educators.
From January 2019, all early childhood training courses offered by NTUC’s SEED Institute, the Institute of Technical Education (ITE), Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP) and Temasek Polytechnic (TP) will come under the NIEC umbrella, making NIEC the key training provider for the early childhood sector. These early childhood courses will continue to be conducted at the existing campuses.
NIEC will offer a full range of certificate, diploma, post-diploma and continuing professional development courses on early childhood care and education catering to early childhood educators at different stages of their careers.