Sometimes, the best appreciation for preschool teachers is not expressed in words, but through interactions with the children during everyday moments. This Teachers' Day, together with the little ones, we thank all early childhood educators for their hard work and dedication - teaching, caring and bringing out the best in our children as they learn and grow every day. Happy Teachers' Day!
Discover the role of an early childhood educator
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Switching to the early childhood sector has been an enriching and dynamic experience. From a teacher, I progressed to become a senior teacher and embarked on the leadership track to be a principal. It has been a satisfying journey working with various stakeholders - fellow teachers, parents and community partners to provide every child a good start in life and to support the families I come into contact with. More importantly, I get to witness the joy that children get from learning about the world around them. If you are inspired to shape children as lifelong learners, become an Early Childhood Educator like me!
Mr Wayne Lin
Ready to shape the
The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) serves as the regulatory and developmental agency for the early childhood sector in Singapore.