The restructuring of the Community Development Department (KEMAS) in 2015 led to the rebranding of the Curriculum and Inspectorate Division and Management and Nutrition Division. Both divisions have been merged into the Early Childhood Education Division.
The Early Childhood Education Division coordinates and manages the Early Childhood Education Programme according to the National Preschool Standard Curriculum (NPSC) under the Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE) and Child Care Centre Act 1984 under the Social Welfare Department (JKM) as well as the National Early Childhood Care and Education Policy (PERMATA Negara).
The Early Childhood Education Programme of KEMAS is divided into two categories:
Child Care Centre (Taska)
Child Nursery Centre (Tabika)
Early education for children aged 2 – 4 years
Early education for children aged 4 -6 years
To date, KEMAS has a total of 474 PERMATA KEMAS Child Care Centres (Taska) and 11,172 Child Nursery Centres (Tabika).
Functions of Sections
The Early Childhood Education Division is divided into three (3) main sections:
- Quality Management and Inspectorate Section
- Infrastructure and Management Section
- Education Development Section
Quality Management and Inspectorate Section
The Quality Management and Inspectorate Section has two (2) units:
- Quality Assurance and Planning
- Curriculum and Education Technology
Infrastructure and Management Section
The Infrastructure and Management Section has two (2) units:
Education Development Section
The Education Development Section has three (3) units:
- Child Development Progress
- Competency and Personnel
- Health and Nutrition Education