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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 StarThe Apple Star

The Apple Star is a short story about the hidden rewards of passion and hard work! Read the full story.

The Boy Who Made a DifferenceThe 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.

The Indoor and Outdoor TreeInspiring 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.

The Black BeltThe 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.


We share stories of early childhood professionals who have come on board the PDP! Click on their images to be inspired!

Siti Annisha Ms Siti Annisha Bte Aripin
Centre Leader
Iyad Perdaus Child Development
Ms AlidaMs Alida Goh
Senior Preschool Teacher
Pre-school By-The-Park (Shelford)
Ms Noroonnesa, PCF Sparkletots
Ms Noroonnesa D/O Afrij Ali
Infant Educarer
PCF Sparkletots @ ZhengHua
Mr Bunny Lo, PCF Sparkletots Mr Bunny Lo
PCF Sparkletots
Ms Loh Huiling, PCF Sparkletots Ms Loh Huiling
Senior Educarer
PCF Sparkletots
Ms Lareina Ho, Whiz Kids Montessori Hougang
Ms Lareina Ho
Whiz Kids Montessori @ Hougang
Kartina and Kartini, PCF
Ms Kartina
Senior Pre-school Teacher
PCF @ Gambas Blk 309
Ms Kartini
Pre-school Teacher
PCF @ Bukit Panjang Blk 254
Mrs Sabrina Lim Shalom Kindergarten
Mrs Sabrina Lim
Senior Pre-school Teacher
Shalom Kindergarten
Sharlene Hong
Ms Sharlene Hong
Pre-school Teacher
Pat's Schoolhouse (Tanglin)
Linda LimMrs 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: