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Wheelock-Singapore students in the news

We couldn’t be more proud of our students who have been printed in various publications lately! Inspired by Prof. Margaret Leitch-Copeland’s Advocacy module, we have articles focused on parent involvement, staff:child ratios in preschools, and learning on the playground. Continue reading

Undergraduate and alumna featured in Straits Times early childhood supplement

Wheelock College-Singapore/Singapore Institute of Technology undergraduate Trenna Liong is featured in this recent Straits Times supplement, “Small steps, big impact: Early childhood educators play an important part in shaping young minds” (see page R5). In addition, alumna Melissa Bea is featured in a story on page R6. Continue reading

Faculty spotlight: Nancy Clark-Chiarelli

“Singapore has come such a long way in terms of special needs. There is much greater awareness of, and advocacy for, families and their children with special needs. Educators and parents want access to inclusive education classrooms and parents are more aware today of the benefits for their children with disabilities.” Continue reading

Faculty spotlight: Lori Harris

Lori Harris, a US-based early childhood education consultant and trainer whose teaching in Singapore goes back to the early 2000s, is currently teaching the juniors class at Wheelock College-Singapore. Continue reading

How to improve the quality of pre-school services here in Singapore

Preschools need strong leadership like never before. As demand for quality preschool continues to grow, Singapore’s pre-school sector faces challenges that urgently need to be addressed, including a high exit rate in the profession, with too many preschool teachers leaving the classroom after only a few years.
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Teach kids self-control, focus and how to manage emotions

The Straits Times interviews early childhood development expert Ellen Galinsky on life skills that help young children do better in school and in life.

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Season’s Greetings

Season’s greetings to friends and partners in service to the early childhood community in Singapore. Continue reading

Education Column: WHY PLAY?

Wheelock’s David Fernie offers tips for parents on encouraging proper play in children. Continue reading

The dynamic duo

It’s not just the faculty and students who make a college great. Behind the scenes at Wheelock College-Singapore, the dynamic duo of Eunice Sim and Choo Wan Ting are the unsung heroes behind each vibrant and event-filled academic year. Continue reading

Principal Matters: Pre-school heads get fresh ideas from learning trip to Wheelock College in Boston

They are in the pioneer batch of participants in a six-month leadership programme, led by local philanthropic organisation Lien Foundation, called Principal Matters. The $2.7 million programme was launched in April to help principals be more effective leaders and improve the quality of pre-school services. Continue reading