Yong Foong Ling

I am more at NFC because I never stop growing as a professional.

I am thankful for the many opportunities to learn and grow in my 30 years at NFC. Prior to becoming a curriculum specialist, I had been a teacher and centre principal at MFS. In each of these roles, I was able to pursue and attain my early childhood qualifications with the support of my RO and the generous sponsorship from NFC. I also had good mentors and colleagues to guide me and build my professional capability to take on new challenges and roles.

Over the years, I’ve gained valuable work experience and learnt many new skills. Some of these skills include being analytical, looking at details and being able to plan, organise and prioritise work.

NFC believes in empowering staff with regular training and I have benefited from this. I have learned to better understand adult learning and I have also discovered strategies to be more effective in leading and working with others. Attending local and international early childhood conferences have also enabled me to be up-to-date with current trends in the field.