Written by Ms Mia Harrison, Mr Yu Min Lye, and Ms Lynn Heng et al., this is a report presented at PECERA 2022 that investigated the effectiveness and sustainability of the Early Childhood Education Leadership (ECEL) program jointly launched by NTUC First Campus and Singapore University of Social Sciences in 2020. The ECEL program aims to develop leaders in the early childhood education sector so as to improve the quality of teaching and care.
Written by Emeritus Prof Marjory Ebbeck, Dr Minushree Sharma, and Dr Sheela Warrier, this is a report presented at PECERA 2022 that investigated the outcomes of a relationships-based curriculum introduced in 20 childcare centres in Singapore. The results indicate that the curriculum had benefited children’s well-being over the three years of the study’s duration.
Written by Dr Xie Huichao et al., this paper reports on a research study in Singapore that investigated the outcomes of the Child Support Model (CSM) launched by NTUC First Campus in 2016, which is designed to assist children from lower-income families. The findings indicate the effectiveness of the CSM in improving learning outcomes, empowering families, and fostering collaboration between various stakeholders involved in the child’s development.
Written by Dr Seetoh Peipei and Dr Connie Lum, this report discusses how Little Skool House’s curriculum influences children’s language trajectories in English and Mandarin. This report follows the fourth phase of this literacy development research, in which the children’s receptive and expressive (vocabulary) language development are evaluated at the start (January/February) and end (November/December) of their Primary One school term. Parents’ perception of Little Skool House’s curriculum and their children’s adjustment to primary school as well as their social skills development are also examined in the report.