Early Childhood Learning Communities (ECLC)
The ECLC is a platform for senior educators with passion for direct teaching practice to advance their pedagogical practices and knowledge in key domain areas, through peer sharing and learning at sector level. Senior educators who join Learning Communities as core members will also be known as Pedagogist And Specialist in Teaching and Learning (PASTEL). They will be nurtured to become future pedagogical leaders, and go on to lead Communities of Practice (CoPs) for other educators in future.
- Minimally meet the relevant competencies and skills required for “Senior Infant Educator”, “Senior Early Years Educator”, “Senior Preschool Educator” (Note: Occupational Title should be accurately reflected in ONE@ECDA at point of application)
- Be employed under a licensed Early Childhood Development Centre (ECDC)
- Possess a valid Letter of Notification (LON) issued by ECDA
- Able to provide strong evidence of past and/or present records of experiences and involvements in domain area applied for
ECLC Domain Areas
For 2024-2025, there are learning communities on the following domain areas.
Customised Professional Development Opportunities and Support for PASTELs
During the two-year membership, PASTELs can look forward to:
- An induction programme organized by ECDA
- Regular participation in their Learning Community with other like-minded educators
- Opportunities to lead a CoP for other educators
- A professional dialogue with local/overseas domain experts
- A professional exchange among core members
- Other professional development opportunities fully funded by ECDA
- An experienced Resource Person who will lead each domain area’s Learning Community
- A Professional Development grant of $1,500 for self-selected courses and resources relevant to pedagogical leadership
Employers of PASTELs will receive an annual manpower relief fund of up to $800 for every ECLC PASTEL.
ECLC 2022 List of Pastels
Congratulations to our inaugural batch of PASTELs whose ECLC membership is from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2024.
Learning Community of Early Years Competencies
|Ong Shu Na Reena||E-Bridge Pre-School|
|Lai Mei Sum||NTUC First Campus Co-operative Limited|
|Intandahlia Binte Kamis||Odyssey, The Global Preschool|
|Amatthunnoor Bte Haja Mohideen||PCF Sparkletots|
|Fauziah Hanim Binte Hassan||PCF Sparkletots|
|Mohamed Elias Ilaheenisa||PCF Sparkletots|
Learning Community of Outdoor Learning
|Koh Ee Ru||E-Bridge Pre-School|
|Siti Nur Hajar Bte Radzuan||Global EduHub|
|Lim Yi Xuan Rachel||Hebron Christian Preschool|
|Tessa Rim Shi Hui||My First Skool|
|Wu Qiulin||M.Y World Preschool Ltd|
|Karen Chia||NTUC First Campus Co-operative Limited|
|Kee Kah Ying Persis||NTUC First Campus Co-operative Limited|
|Lai Lee Yeng (Li Liying)||NTUC First Campus Co-operative Limited|
|Faridah Bte Razali||PCF Sparkletots|
|Norafridah Binte Baba||PCF Sparkletots|
|Norida Bte Saleh||PCF Sparkletots|
|Teoh Yi Ping||PCF Sparkletots|
|Siti Nazurah Mohd Yunos||SGM Murni|
|Noorfaziha Binte Md Abdollah||Skool4Kidz|
|Siti Subaidah Binte Supandi||Skool4Kidz|
Learning Community of Social & Emotional Development
|Tan Ee Teng Eudora||Anglican Preschool Services|
|Thanaletchumi d/o Mariappan||E-Bridge Pre-School|
|Zurhidah Binte Matsidah||E-Bridge Pre-School|
|Nurliza Binte Mohd Shah||Enfant Educare Pte Ltd|
|Farah Mashhur Ali||Iyad Perdaus Ltd|
|Murni Hattin Mubarak||Iyad Perdaus Ltd|
|Crystal Goh Li Ping||Maplebear Headstart Private Limited|
|Sharifah Nooraishah Binte Sayed Zaaba||MOE Kindergarten|
|Poh Jia Yi||NTUC First Campus Co-operative Limited|
|Sharon Chan||Odyssey the Global Preschool|
|Law Su Jun Veron||PAP Community Foundation|
|Nadarasan Sumathi||PCF Sparkletots|
|Noreisah Bte Aziz||PCF Sparkletots|
|Shariffah Nadiah Binte Syed Ahmad Mushayah||PCF Sparkletots|
|Tan Chiew Hoon||PCF Sparkletots|
|Tay Gek Kee Janice||PCF Sparkletots|
|Yap Chwee Luan||PCF Sparkletots|
|Lim Hong Li Sharon||SDM Education Group|
|Ng Hui Ying||SDM Education Group|
Learning Community of Language & Literature
|Krishnapriya d/o Shamnugu Nathan||EtonHouse Preschool Pte Ltd|
|Mohammad Aizat Bin Hashim||Mosaic Preschool|
|Siti Daliana Binte Sadali||NTUC First Campus Co-operative Limited|
|Chin Lay Ying, Claren (Qian Liying, Claren)||PCF Sparkletots|
|Choo Buay Ngor||PCF Sparkletots|
|Kartini Binte Sudirman||PCF Sparkletots|
|Lim Kiat Yin||PCF Sparkletots|
|Mehrunisa d/o Syed Ismail||PCF Sparkletots|
|Norwidiati Norsad||PCF Sparkletots|
|Poorani Arutselvan||PCF Sparkletots|
|Siti Salmi Binte Sumri||PCF Sparkletots|
|Sowmya Sankariyer||PCF Sparkletots|
|Tan Pei Jun||PCF Sparkletots|
|Siti Nur Amalina Binti Mohammed Hashim||Skool4kidz|
|Deepa Bhatt||Singapore Khalsa Association|
2023 ECLC Communities of Practice (CoP) by PASTELs
The inaugural ECLC CoPs led and facilitated by PASTELs aim to engage other educators in peer sharing on pedagogical knowledge and best practices on a topic of interest from a key domain area.
Application for the 2023 ECLC CoP has closed, interested participants may look forward to new CoP topics in 2025!
Educators who are currently on the PDP (Teacher/ Leader/ Educarer) are not eligible to join ECLC. Only participants who have completed their PDP may apply. This is to ensure that educators are able to better manage the commitment level of the programme they are currently pursuing.
Educators who are currently studying are not eligible to join ECLC. Only participants who are slated to complete their studies before ECLC commences may apply. This is to ensure that educators are able to better manage the commitment level of the programme they are currently pursuing.
The ECLC is targeted at senior/lead educators and above, including pedagogical and curriculum specialists who are currently in direct teaching practice. Educators who are in management or centre leadership roles may be considered depending on their track records and past experiences in the selected domain area.
All educators are to select only one domain area that they wish to join during each ECLC membership term of two years.
Core members are expected to meet in their LCs, led and facilitated by a Resource Person (RP) for a minimum of eight hours annually. The frequency and duration will be decided by the RP based on the learning needs of each LC, after the ECLC officially commences.
The ECLC RPs are officially appointed by ECDA for their expertise and experience in specific domain area. They are either curriculum specialists from MOE or faculty members and lecturers from Institutes of Higher Learning, which offer Early Childhood courses.