During the circuit breaker in April 2020, Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) launched the #SGPreschoolsUnited initiative to consolidate and appreciate the tremendous efforts of our early childhood (EC) educators and staff, keep their spirits high, and motivate them to carry on what they are doing with pride during these challenging times.

Commemorative eBook


As part of this initiative, an open call was put out for preschools and parents to share real stories of dedicated EC educators and staff who had gone the extra mile for a child, parent or colleague during these tough times. This commemorative eBook documents these inspiring stories and proudly showcases how our preschool sector banded together to brave the storm and weather the changes of the pandemic.

Story Highlight 1


"She has inspired me to lead with a compassionate heart while keeping the balance of being efficient in the technical aspects of this job."


Dedicated to: Principal Mdm Normah Easa at Cavenur Kindergarten
Submitted by: Ms Ruquiyah Effendi

Story Highlight 2


"The obvious passion of these preschool teachers for teaching even during the circuit breaker is inspiring and extremely motivating."


Dedicated to: Hui Lao Shi, Ms Rin & Ms Sabrina at Little Footprints Preschool @ Woodlands 551
Submitted by: Mr and Mrs Chung (Parents)

Story Highlight 3


"At the beginning of the circuit breaker, the teachers personally contacting us through phone calls was heart-warming and showed their concern for the children."


Dedicated to: Ms Zimah, Lyu Lao Shi, All teachers at My First Skool at Blk 487 Pasir Ris (Bay 2)
Submitted by: Ms Janet Ng (Parent)

We also hope that this eBook will show our most heartfelt appreciation for the professionalism, dedication and hard work of the principals, teachers and staff who stood on the frontline of the preschool sector, battling COVID-19 while keeping our children safe and ensuring that learning never stops.

Read more of these inspiring stories here!

Click here to download the mobile version of the e-book!

Design a Heart e-Collage!

To appreciate the “heart” work that the preschool community continue to put in during these challenging times, we also invited preschoolers, parents and EC educators to express their appreciation by designing a heart!

Selected hearts were chosen to adorn a very special canvas bag distributed to all preschool staff during Teachers’ Day, in appreciation of their role in keeping the preschools safe during the pandemic.


The hearts are also consolidated into an e-collage as a tribute to our EC educators for the meaningful job they have been doing. Click on the links below to view these colourful creations that will warm your hearts too!


Have an inspiring story to tell? Share it with the rest of the early childhood sector here!