Early Childhood Education
Certification (ECEC) for Leaders

An education certification program available for leaders at primary schools and nurseries.
The program is available in both Arabic and English languages.

Program Overview

    • Duration of ECEC leadership professional certificate program: 19 weeks
    • Number of modules of ECEC leadership professional certificate program: 9 Modules
    • The fields of training to be covered at ECEC leadership professional certificate program are as follows:
      • Organizational Leadership
      • Pedagogical Leadership
      • Leading Change
      • Childhood Development: Neuroscience & Language

The nine modules of ECEC leadership professional certificate program are:

Module I: Leading and Managing the Organization
Module II: Leading People and Effective Teams
Module III: Developing a Professional Learning Community
Module IV: Pedagogical Leadership
Module V: Leading and Developing High-quality Early Childhood Education Development
Module VI: Leading and Managing Change
Module VII: Working with Parents and the Community
Module VIII: Language Education Development in Neuroscience for Early Childhood
Module IX: Professional Practice in Early Childhood Education Setting

Entry Requirements

To be considered for entry to the ECEC leadership professional certificate program, applicants must attain:

    • An undergraduate degree in any discipline or equivalent; and
    • Active position in the leadership of a primary school or nursery; and
    • Proficiency in either Arabic or English language (read, written, and spoken)
    • Completed and submitted a 500-word personal statement outlining why they wish to be considered

      for this professional certificate program.

*Meeting these requirements does not guarantee acceptance of registration.

Program Fees

ECEC Leadership Program



Registration Application Fee

AED 100


Program Enrollment Fee

AED 8,800


Total Fee

AED 8,900


Payment Structure

ECEC Program

For Individual Participant

Payment Date

Registration Application Fee

AED 100

Paid upon registration

Program Enrollment Fee, first 50%

AED 4,400

After accepting the application and a link is shared for completing the enrollment

Program Enrollment Fee, second 50%

AED 4,400

Two months after the program training initiation

* Sharjah educators and leaders wishing to join the Early Childhood Education Certification program will be granted a discounted rate on the overall program enrollment fees.

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