The Best Kind of Reward
Ms Anna said she built confidence in handling young children thanks to her fellow educators and centre principal. The interpersonal skills she acquired in the tourism industry helped her to work closely with parents and other community stakeholders.
Ms Anna relishes each of her children’s developmental milestones with them and considers it a true privilege to watch them grow up well.
Ms Anna shared a heart-warming story of a girl in her infant class. This girl was very quiet in school at first and would not talk or interact with other children. One day, her mother told Ms Anna that “my girl keeps talking about you. Teacher Anna says this, Teacher Anna says that!” The girl had even started using her own spoon to eat, after previously refusing to touch it and needing to be fed.
She said that seeing the children’s smiles has made her career switch worthwhile. “It is physically and mentally tiring, but it’s all worth it to see them grow,” she said.
Ms Anna’s advice to mid-career switchers into Early Childhood is that they must love children and be willing to spend time learning and growing with them.
Thank you to Channel NewsAsia, CNA938 Radio, Mediacorp Channel 5, Channel 8, Channel U and Suria for featuring our educarer in the local press. See more here: