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Early Childhood Conference 2017

​INSPIRING LEADERSHIP: NURTURING THE FUTURE

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All Early Childhood Professionals – Principals, Educators and Educarers – can embrace leadership. As a fraternity, we can all work together to make a positive impact in the lives of young children and their families by adopting a growth mindset, embracing change, reframing existing understanding and practices, and tackling challenges with new and innovative solutions.

ECDA held our Early Childhood Conference 2017 (ECC 2017) on 6 and 7 October 2017 at Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre. Click the links below to view our post-conference photos and more!


CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

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Over the period of 2-days, more than 1,200 EC professionals were inspired by an insightful and inspirational line-up of 2 keynote and plenary presentations by overseas and local experts as well as an exciting repertoire of 37 enriching concurrent workshops!

View photos of the keynote presentation and workshops here

There was also a line-up of 8 exciting Learning Journeys to discover the world of curriculum, pedagogical and leadership possibilities beyond the pre-school classrooms.

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EARLY CHILDHOOD EXHIBITION 2017

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Some 10,000 parents, educators and children joined us for a fun-filled educational experience at our Early Childhood Exhibition this year!

The Exhibition was a collaborative effort by ECDA together with our early childhood professionals and community partners to share with parents and educators innovative ideas on how to support children’s learning and development. Participants were treated to an exciting array of interactive activities and performances at the Central Stage!

View photos of our Early Childhood Exhibition 2017 here

Here are what some of our parents and children had to say!

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SPARK CERTIFICATE PRESENTATION CEREMONY

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ECDA recognised our outstanding EC educators and centres through the Singapore Pre-School Accreditation Framework (SPARK) Certificate Presen​tation Ceremony.

View photos of our SPARK Certificate Presentation Ceremony here!


ECDA AWARDS FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EXCELLENCE 2017

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ECDA celebrated the achievements of our Outstanding EC educators and recipients of the ECDA Awards 2017 through an Award Presentation Ceremony!

Click here to view photos of the Awards Ceremony.

Click here for more information on this year's awards.


KEY ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR ECC 2017

Minister Desmond Lee announced 3 strategic thrusts for leadership development in the early childhood sector. It includes the launch of the Professional Development Programme for Leaders, the extension of the existing ECDA Fellows Programme to more applicants and the creation of the Early Years Development Framework Educarers' Guide.

Find out more about the key announcements that aim to develop the early childhood profession in Singapore:

The Straits Times (October 6, 2017) - Overseas training, cash incentives for pre-school principals and senior teachers to boost quality of sector

TODAY (October 6, 2017) - New Professional Development Programme for preschool principals and senior teachers

The Straits Times (October 7, 2017) - New scheme to groom pre-school leaders