ENRICHING CHILDHOOD: IT TAKES A VILLAGE
While pre-schools work diligently to educate children in a nurturing environment, they cannot do it alone. As the African proverb puts it, "It takes a village to raise a child."
Pre-schools need to build strong partnerships with families and the community. When early childhood educators, family and the community work as partners in education, they form a caring community to support children in their learning and development.
ECDA held our Early Childhood Conference 2016 (ECC 2016) on 30 September and 1 October 2016 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre, Level 4. Click the links below to view our post-conference photos, videos and more!
THEORETICAL & PRAGMATIC INSIGHTS
Over the period of 2-days, more than 1,200 EC professionals were inspired by 3 stimulating and insightful keynote and plenary presentations of overseas and local experts as well as an exciting repertoire of 38 hands-on workshops!
Click here to view photos of the keynote presentations and workshops.
An original musical was specially composed and choreographed for the closing of ECC 2016. The performing children and EC Teachers were from Choa Chu Kang Bible Centre Kindergarten and My First Skool @Toa Payoh Lor 4.
SPECTACULAR DISPLAY OF EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
The Early Childhood Exhibition was open to public and brings together commercial and community partners to offer an array of useful educational resources at special rates. Participants were given the opportunity to interact with futuristic robots, take part in a friendship obstacle course, visit Molly the Bus, interact with live animals and much more! There was also a variety of goodies and fun activities for the family!
Click here and here to view photos of the Early Childhood Exhibition!
SPARK CERTIFICATE PRESENTATION CEREMONY
ECDA recognised our outstanding EC educators and centres through the Singapore Pre-School Accreditation Framework (SPARK) Certificate Presentation Ceremony.
Click here to view photos of the SPARK Ceremony!
ECDA AWARDS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EXCELLENCE 2016
ECDA celebrated the achievements of our Outstanding EC educators and recipients of the ECDA Awards 2016 through an Award Presentation Ceremony!
Click here to view photos of the Awards Ceremony!
Click here to view the series of ECDA Award videos!
For more information on this year's Awards, click here.
EARLY CHILDHOOD MANPOWER PLAN
Minister Tan Chuan-Jin announced the Early Childhood Manpower Plan on ECC2016 Day 2. The EC Manpower plan outlines three strategies to enable EC educators to have more opportunities to develop professionally, a more supportive working environment, and greater respect and recognition. With this plan, ECDA aims to attract an additional 4,000 educators to join the sector by the year 2020.
Click here to find out more about the Early Childhood Manpower Plan.
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