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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
“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 College’s third annual Student Research and Scholarship Conference was held Friday, April 28, 2017, in Boston, MA, USA. It featured presentations, panel discussions, and poster displays from students across Wheelock’s Boston and Singapore campuses. Continue reading
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
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
“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
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
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.
The Straits Times interviews early childhood development expert Ellen Galinsky on life skills that help young children do better in school and in life.