Children learn valuable life lessons from educators who set a positive example. “When children observe their educators leading by example, they are more inclined to follow”, says Ms Nan, Centre Leader of Skool4Kidz Preschools.
She refers to an appreciation exercise last year when the children at her centre were invited to distribute care packs to the domestic staff.
Ms Nan recalls the children unanimously wanting to give the first care pack to the centre cook, because “the aunty cooks for us every day”. To the children, the cook’s efforts in taking care of their daily meals means a great deal to them.
Ms Nan’s efforts are recognised by The Straits Times. She is featured in the national newspapers for her extra mile effort as a centre leader and educator. The full article is available at: https://stepaper.straitstimes.com/jr/2022-09-02/1/
Inspiring Young Minds
Books from all over can be found in the classroom’s library corner to cultivate a love for reading in our preschoolers.
Ms Nan feels strongly that raising children is not only the responsibility of Early Childhood educators and parents, but also the community they work with. She mentions how Skool4Kidz Preschools forge strong ties with community partners like the National Library Board and Health Promotion Board.
Such collaborations support the children’s learning beyond the classroom. They also allow children from families of lower means to participate in activities they may otherwise not be able to afford.
Supporting Each Other
Ms Nan recognises that the well-being of educators is equally important and advocates work-life balance for her colleagues. To ease their workload, she has streamlined work processes and implemented various digital solutions in her centre. She also implements non-contact time within school hours so that her teachers have time to complete their assigned tasks during work hours.
Ms Nan prioritises work-life balance for her teachers.