Association for Early Childhood Educators (Singapore)

AECES is a professional body committed to working with educators, other professionals and stakeholders to:

• build partnerships
• Initiate and engage in dialogues
• advocate and support the development of children and their families.

for the purpose of creating an inclusive society.

Our vision is a collaborative professional community building the foundation for the development of children and their families.

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There are 5 workshop choices available in this form, you only need to ​register one (3-hour) session.  Upon successful registration, a confirmation email and Zoom link to your session will be sent at a later date.

Session 1. Creative Ideas for Meaningful & Engaging Learning, 7 Sep 2022 (Wed) 9.30am – 12.30pm

PFs will be given the platform to share their engaging activities during the FLAiR session and discover their innate creativity.
(This is not a Zoom session; participants need to attend physically at AECES HOUGANG office - Blk 18 Hougang Ave 3, #01-159 .)

Standard PriceFree

Session 2. Home Learning Pack, 6 Sep 2022 (Tue) 9.30am – 12.30pm (Sold Out)

PFs to share their current practice and discover the purpose of the HLP and its impact on the children’s learning. (Via Zoom)

Standard PriceFree

Session 3. Change Your Words and Change Your Worlds - by using the language of Respect, Empathy and Creativity, 6 Sep 2022 (Tue) 9.30am – 12.30pm (Sold Out)

This LC gives an awareness of the impact of our language on our relationships with our children and how it affects their emotional, social and creative development.
(Via Zoom)

Standard PriceFree

Session 4. Unpacking Direct Teaching , 7 Sep 2022 (Wed) 2.00pm – 5.00pm (Sold Out)

A time to revisit the objectives and desired outcomes of Direct Teaching, to refresh its teaching procedures through peer practice and shared learning as well as to refresh the sounds of the alphabet. Time will also be set aside for sharing of positive experiences and challenges by a community of learners.
(Via Zoom)

Standard PriceFree

Session 5. Integrating Sight Words and Frequently Used Words into FLAiR, 5 Sep 2022 (Mon) 9.30am – 12.30pm (Sold Out)

PFs will
• Reflect on the strategies presented in the article by relating them to their practice
• Share their practices as a Community of Learners
• Discover that they have collective knowledge on how to teach and integrate sight words frequently used words in FLAiR.
(Via Zoom)

Standard PriceFree

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Professional Learning Journey for Pro-FLAiRs

Professional Learning Activities for Pro-FLAiRs in the Workshop Series promote learning and sharing in small group setting. Each topic is meant to meet various core competencies and learning objectives. PFs are ​strongly encouraged to attend quarterly Learning Circles as part of the professional development in their journeys.


The Star Polisher

I have a great job in the universe of occupations.

What do I do?

I'm a "star polisher".

I have a very important job.

If you want to know how important,

just go out at night and look at the stars

twinkling and sparkling.

You see, I'm a teacher, an educator, a mentor.

The stars are the children in my class.

My job is to take them in-

In whatever shape they're in-

And shine and buff them and send them out to take

Their places as bright little twinkling beacons in the sky.

They come in my room in all shapes and sizes.

Sometimes they're bent, tarnished, dirty, crinkly, and broken.

Some stars are cuddly, soft, and sweet.

Some stars are prickly and thorny.

I tell them that the world cannot do without them.

I tell them they can do anything they set their minds to do.

I tell them they can be the brightest, shiniest stars in the sky

and the world will be a better place because of them.

Each night as I look at the sky, I'm reminded of my very

important job and awesome responsibility.

I go and get my soft buffing cloth and my bottle of polish in preparation

for tomorrow and for my class of little stars.


Leah Becks