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Professional Development Programme (PDP)

​Early childhood professionals play a key role in providing a good start for every child. The PDP is a structured 3-year programme to support the professional development of early childhood professionals. Cash rewards will be given out at programme milestones in recognition of your achievements and competencies attained!
Click here to read more about the various PDP- PDP(T) for teachers, PDP(L) for leaders and PDP(E) for educarers!


 The Apple Star
The Apple Star is a short story about the hidden rewards of passion and hard work! Read the full story here.
 The Boy Who Made a Difference
The Boy Who Made a Difference is a short story to remind us that the interactions we have with each child can have a great impact on their lives! Read the full story here.
 Inspiring Tree
The Indoor and Outdoor Tree was a story shared during the PDP (T) Appointment Ceremony 2018, encouraging all of us to face our challenges in life head-on! Read the full story here.
 The Black Belt
The Black Belt was a story shared during the ECDA Fellows and PDP (L) Appointment Ceremony 2018 as a reminder for leaders in early childhood to strive for excellence! Read the full story here.
We share stories of early childhood professionals who have come on board the PDP! Click on their images to be inspired!
 Siti Annisha
 Ms Alida
 Ms Noroonnesa, PCF Sparkletots
 Mr Bunny Lo, PCF Sparkletots
 Ms Loh Huiling, PCF Sparkletots
 Ms Lareina Ho, Whiz Kids Montessori Hougang
 Kartina and Kartini, PCF
 Mrs Sabrina Lim Shalom Kindergarten
Educators of My First Skool Toa Payoh Lorong 4 
Sharlene Hong 
Ms Sharlene Hong
Pre-school Teacher, Pat's Schoolhouse (Tanglin)
Linda Lim
Mrs Linda Lim
Senior Pre-school Teacher,Serangoon Bethesda Church Sunbeam Kindergarten
Farhana Mustafa 
Ms Farhana Mustafa
Pre-school Teacher, Bright Juniors @Corporation Drive
ECDA appointed the first batch of 138 EC educators at the Professional Development Programme Appointment Ceremony on 4 May at the National Gallery Singapore.
PDP appointment ceremony ​
Minister Tan Chuan-Jin was present to appreciate and encourage the appointed educators. With employers' support, these educators will begin a 3-year professional development journey to raise their skill level and prepare them for more responsibilities.
View the photo gallery for the PDP Appointment Ceremony here and here.
The PDP Appointment Ceremony was also covered by the media:
-- The Straits Times: Pre-school teachers get leg-up on career ladder
-- Berita Harian: $1.7j bagi pembangunan guru prasekolah