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Wheelock College-Singapore Class of 2017: “Transformers for Early Childhood Education”

Wheelock College President David Chard’s address to the Wheelock College-Singapore Class of 2017, whom he dubbed “transformers for early childhood education.” Continue reading

New article by Wheelock-Singapore students in AECES Journal

“Children are naturally curious and innovative explorers who learn through hands-on experimentation. As educators, we should encourage opportunities for children to be in touch with their natural instincts and
value the ideas that drive their enthusiasm.” Continue reading

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