Ms. Vivian is the founder of Viv’s Schoolhouse. She believes that strong early foundations are essential in nurturing confident and curious learners beyond just the early years; these foundations will pave the path to future development and set the right attitude towards lifelong learning.
After extensive studies on different pedagogies, Ms. Vivian regards experiential learning as the most effective way to educate children. She believes that when children are taught using a hands-on approach, they will be wholly engaged in their learning experiences. Children’s different senses are involved during such a learning process where their sense of sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch are stimulated. This results in the strengthening of neural connections in children’s brains and allows their learning experiences to be anchored in firmly in their minds. Most importantly, children find greater joy and meaning in the knowledge that they acquire when learning through experience.
Ms. Vivian holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching from Seed Institute.
Lee Sok Meng
Ms. Sok Meng is the Principal of Viv’s Schoolhouse and focuses on curriculum development. With more than 20 years of experience in the Early Childhood industry, Ms. Sok Meng is best known for her ability to engage children in all the different domains of learning. She believes that it is critical for children to build strong foundations in their early years so as to get a strong head start in their journeys of lifelong learning. Besides having solid academic footings, Ms. Sok Meng also places a strong emphasis on children’s character development, resonating the school’s vision of nurturing children who are passionate as well as compassionate.
Ms. Sok Meng holds a Specialist Diploma in Pre-school Education – Leadership and a Diploma in Pre-school Education – Teaching from International Centre for Early Childhood Education, as well as a Diploma in Montessori method of education from London Montessori Centre.
Ms. Angie is the Principal of Viv’s Schoolhouse and focuses on staff training and development. With more than 20 years of experience in the Early Childhood industry, Ms. Angie has taken on different teaching as well as leadership roles. Due to her vast experience in this field, not only is Ms. Angie able to appreciate the needs of children, she is also able to provide tremendous support to teachers. Thanks to Ms. Angie, our teachers are always equipped with the tools necessary to provide only the very best to all our children at Viv’s Schoolhouse.
Ms. Angie is often found in the classrooms providing hands-on training and teaching. She particularly enjoys seeing children step out of their comfort zones to challenge themselves. When children from different backgrounds share diverse perspectives, Ms. Angie also loves to take these opportunities to teach lessons on compromise and compassion. She believes that beyond just academic excellence, it is extremely important to also place emphasis on children’s character development.
Ms. Angie holds a Diploma in Pre-school Education – Teaching and Leadership from KLC International Institute.
Teacher Candice believes that as an early childhood educator, it is of utmost importance that she models right and positive behaviours for her children. With the knowledge that children learn by observing and taking in things around them through their five senses, it is therefore all the more important to be a beacon of light for her little ones. Teacher Candice is an advocate of using positive words and affirmation when communicating with children; she is best known for her patient, kind, and gentle disposition regardless of any situation.
Within her classroom, teacher Candice always strives to create a safe and respectful environment. It is pertinent that all her children feel emotionally secure and will thus be motivated to learn freely and openly. She believes that it is only with a trusting bond established with her little ones can she then help them realise their fullest potentials.
Teacher Candice holds an Advanced Certificate in Early Years.
Teacher Joleena believes that children are innately inquisitive. Hence, she makes it her mission to fuel their love for learning and be a pillar of support to them and their families. Whether it is designing fun teaching academic materials or supporting children’s emotional needs, Teacher Joleena strives to approach each child and situation with passion and compassion. In doing so, it is her goal to nurture children to becoming better versions of themselves everyday.
In addition, Teacher Joleena also places great emphasis on children’s values and moral education. From lessons about responsibility to lessons about interpersonal respect, she believes that children are only well-rounded individuals if they learn how to treat one another as well as carry themselves with strong ethics and moral ethos.
Despite years of experience with young children, Teacher Joleena still sees everyday as a learning opportunity. As she strives to teach children about life, she often finds that children are the ones who show us what life really is about.
Teacher Joleena holds a Master’s degree from James Cook University.
Teacher Louise believes that aside from academic excellence, it is also extremely important that children understand and appreciate the need to have the right moral ethos. She nurtures in our children qualities such as mutual respect, compassion, and patience. Teacher Louise believes that having a right set of values is important for children’s life journey ahead as these will keep them grounded throughout all the challenges, obstacles, and milestones they will face in years to come.
At the heart of it all, teacher Louise believes that love is the key element when it comes to nurturing young hearts. To provide our little ones with an education that is exciting, engaging, and fun, teacher Louise embraces three vital ingredients: sincerity, passion, and grace!
Teacher Louise holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching.
Teacher Mel strongly believes that children are our future. It is therefore our responsibility to teach them well, lead them in the right way, and to especially build strong foundations in their early years. She has observed in her prior years of teaching that children typically learn in two ways: (1) intentional learning and (2) incidental learning. Thus, in order to maximize children’s learning potentials, she chooses to take every opportunity and incident as possible learning moments. Of course, she also places utmost emphasis on designing developmentally appropriate lessons and activities to maximize children’s engagement within the classroom.
Teacher Mel firmly believes that every child is unique, and should be given the room to learn and grow at their own pace. Young but mighty, children should be respected and their views valued at every juncture. From learning from past mistakes to figuring out problem-solving skills, she hopes to nurture in children a sense of independence as well as self-confidence.
Teacher Mel holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching and is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from National University of Singapore.
Teacher Pat believes that children have different personalities and it is therefore pertinent to recognize and embrace children’s unique learning preferences. This is evident in her flexible approach when it comes to teaching; teacher Pat always ensures that she adopts strategies that are best suited to the needs of her little learners.
With the vision that children should be given the opportunities to realize their fullest potentials, teacher Pat strives to create a safe and conducive space for them to learn and grow. She believes that the learning environment needs to be inclusive, supportive, and creative. Throughout children’s time in school, they should be guided to pick up practical life skills and be endowed with positive dispositions towards life-long learning.
Teacher Pat holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching.
Teacher Valerie believes that all children are unique in their own ways. It is thus important for her little ones to be provided a robust environment where they can find their edge to grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. She believes that her role as an educator is to facilitate and partner with children to realise their fullest potentials through each of their unique learning styles. Teacher Valerie finds great pride and joy in witnessing her children learn eagerly, grow progressively, and reach milestones confidently.
Teacher Valerie strongly believes that a classroom is an important learning space for children. She therefore strives to create a safe and conducive environment for all her little ones to grow, develop, and share their ideas freely!
Teacher Valerie holds a Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching as well as a Diploma in Counselling.
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