Parents play a crucial role in their child’s holistic development. At NTUC First Campus (NFC), we recognise the importance of having deep and meaningful partnerships between our teachers and parents, and we want to share our knowledge, skills and resources with them in the development of their child.
The Little Skool-House’s 25th Anniversary Children’s Day Fiesta
The Little Skool-House (LSH) celebrated its 25th anniversary with a Children’s Day Fiesta at Resorts World Sentosa. There were 29 booths with exciting games, activities, food and drinks for LSH’s parents, families and children, as well as LSH alumni over the years. As part of the programme, the Singapore Repertory Theatre and LSH teachers also put up a combined interactive storytelling performance.
These 25 years of success in shaping the lives of children is testament to LSH’s belief in innovating and adopting new ideas and practices to make a difference in children’s formative years.
Celebrating 25 years of The Little Skool-House at the Children’s Day Fiesta
Engaging Parents through Active Participation
LSH continued its three-year “Parent Partnership Strategy” through its centre-based approach, with active participation and high involvement from parents in centre programmes. LSH engaged its parents to be active participants such as forming organising committees for various events, being emcees for graduation concerts, putting up flash mob performances and interactive graduation concerts. Through initiatives like these active parent engagements, LSH achieved industry-leading parent satisfaction scores, a testament of LSH’s efforts in partnering parents to raise their children.
Parents College has continued to expand its partnerships, from childcare operators to hospitals and like-minded institutional partners (e.g. Temasek Foundation Nurtures) to provide more extensive coverage of topics and resources for parents.
KidzMatters, a one-stop website of resources for parents developed by SEED Institute’s Parents College, continued to grow strongly, acquiring more than 3,700 users in 2019.
In the accompanying KidzMatters mobile app, launched in late 2019, parents are able to track and customise their child’s social and developmental milestones; share their child’s growth with their family members; learn more from localised, bite-sized information on various parenting topics; and find out about upcoming parent-child activities. Key partners that contributed information and resources include KK Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Preschool Market.
Check out KidzMatters here.