This course trains childcare workers to equip participants with information, awareness, and correct abilities in caring for children of all ages while maintaining standards and quality.
The National Institute for Child and Family Development (NICFD), Mahidol University, as an academic institution for children, youth, and families, realizes the importance of raising children who are growing to be good citizens of our country. In addition, the NICFD has proposed the project and has been considered for early-stage funding in 2021 from the Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation to study and develop Vocational Education and Training Courses. Furthermore, the institute has invited interested parties and entrepreneurs to provide information for this curriculum preparation and has collaborated with the Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital, to create a learning plan about child safety prevention. Furthermore, the institute has developed a Diploma in the 21st Century Child Care Training Project as a primary course of 30 hours, emphasizing the techniques and methods of caring for and enhancing children's development in an interdisciplinary way,
including practical training in the Early Childhood Development Center.
In 2022, the institute enhanced the curriculum and expanded the results of curriculum development to satisfy the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security and municipal law requirements, totalling two courses.
1. Diploma in the 21st Century Child Care Training Project, a 220-hour course for bachelor's degree recipients in non-educational disciplines
2. Diploma in the 21st Century Child Care Training Project, 440 hours for individuals without a bachelor's degree
***This course now accepts student applications; 55 applicants for the 220-hour course and 5 applicants for the 440-hour course.***
The Diploma in the 21st Century Child Care Training Project's learning administration is divided into two forms: (1) In the academic section, students must complete 25 lessons using the online platforms Moodle and ZOOM, and (2) in the practical section, they must undergo practical training at the Early Childhood Development Center.
Performance in 2022
1. 60 students are enrolled in the course, 48 of whom are employed but wish to enter Reskill/Upskill and 12 of whom are unemployed but wish to enter the child care profession.
2. The greatest level of satisfaction with service and instruction is 4.65 out of 5 points.
3. The results of employing knowledge to work are at the highest level for the community and locality, 4.55 out of 5.
4. The outcomes of monitoring the employment situation and entry into childcare occupations. 5 learners contributed jobs to the labour market, comprising 41.66 per cent (3 graduates returned to their home communities to work).
5. Employer satisfaction with the program's graduates is very high, 4.23 out of 5 points.
Expanding the performance in 2023, the institute plans to consider granting 300 scholarships of 1,000 baht each to those who lack opportunities and drop out of the education system,including students who do not continue their studies and wish to pursue a career as a child caregiver but lack the finances to study in this courses, particularly those who reside in the community area of Mahidol University and its various campuses.
1. The Office of the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Research and Innovation
2. Mahidol University
3. Public and private child development centers
4. Early Childhood Development Center, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital
5. Child Safety Promotion and Injury Prevention Research Center, Faculty of Medicine Ramathibodi Hospital
6. Nursery Operators
7. Child care worker
8. Students, college students, and members of the general public interested in entering the child care sector.