Thank a teacher for a lifetime of learnings

Laying the groundwork for a child’s future is a fulfilling vocation which requires professional skills and dedication. This Teachers’ Day, we invited four of Singapore’s top professionals to try their hands at teaching a preschool class for 30 minutes. How did they fare in the challenge?

Discover the role of an early childhood educator

Educate children
by planning engaging lessons and using age-appropriate teaching strategies to ensure their holistic development; cognitively, physically, emotionally and socially.

Care for children
by ensuring their safety from indoors to outdoors, looking out for their needs and keeping them well-nourished.

Partner parents and the community
to support young children’s development from classroom to home, and enabling them to reach their fullest potential.

Develop professionally
by attending Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses, engaging in professional dialogues, participating in study trips and much more.

Hear from our current and aspiring educators

Trica - Preschool teacher

“Making a mid-career switch has been a process of self-discovery. Although it was a daunting decision at the start, the more I understood about the ways to interact with children, the more I discovered my hidden strengths and abilities.”

Tricia Soh
Former secondary school teacher

Preschool teacher

Farhana -Infant Educarer

“The early years of a child’s life are critical for development. I feel a sense of fulfilment as I watch them grow, and gradually become independent. It heartens me when I see the joy on their faces when we go through the day making new discoveries.”

Ms Nur Farhana Binte Abdul Razak
Infant educarer

Feng Dan Ping - Infant educarer

“My peers told me that an early childhood course would be challenging as I did not have prior training. But I love children so I persevered, and even took up the ECDA Training Award so that I can lighten the financial burden on my family. One day, I’ll make a positive difference in children’s lives, by becoming the best educator I can be.”

Ms Miza Afiqah Binte Mahdi
Polytechnic student pursuing a Diploma in Early Childhood Studies

Feng Dan Ping - Infant educarer

“Stepping back into society made me feel alive. After taking care of my child for a couple of years, I realised that it’s time for me to go back to a preschool. Being an infant educarer allowed me to use my skills effectively - it’s a job that will always be in demand.”

Feng Dan Ping
Former stay-at-home mother

Infant educarer