The EtonHouse Education Centre (EEC) is the in-house research and professional development centre of the EtonHouse International Education Group (EH). The EEC was first established in 2005 to establish career pathways through accredited training in early childhood qualifications at Diploma, Specialist Diploma and Diploma in Leadership level to both EH staff and other students. All courses were accredited by the Singaporean PQAC (Professional Qualification’s Accreditation Committee; a joint MOE/MCYS government body). Our graduates are confident and professional teachers who are well equipped to teach children of the 21st century. Many of them are now working in EtonHouse pre-schools both in Singapore and China.
The EEC no longer offers the Diploma programmes. It focuses on providing a range of high quality international conferences to the wider early childhood community in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region.
In 2010, the EEC in conjunction with AECES (Association of Early Childhood Educators, Singapore) brought the first Reggio Children conference to the Asia Pacific region. Titled The Reggio Emilia Approach to Education – Experiences in Dialogue, the conference was well attended by over 400 participants from 10 different countries across the Asia Pacific region, including Australia and New Zealand.
The second conference, a Master’s class in the (visual) arts was convened in October 2010.
The EEC forum titled ‘Creating Positive Learning Environments’ by Wendy Sheperd and Janet Robertson from Mia Mia Child and Family Study Centre and Macquarie University Australia, was held on the 6-8th of October 2011 at Hotel Fort Canning. To find out more about this forum click here.
The EEC held several other conferences that attracted an international audience of educators, policy makers, researchers and advocates of high quality early years education from Singapore and other countries around the world.
In addition the EEC provides ongoing in-service or professional development to the EtonHouse preschools and International schools in Singapore and the rest of Asia. This ongoing support aims to build consistency across settings in terms of curriculum delivery and design. The mentor role provided through the EEC aims to support individual teachers as they develop skills as practitioners and teacher researchers. Leadership retreats for the EtonHouse senior management team have also been organized by the EEC over the past few years.
The EEC continues to offer workshops and professional development opportunities to educators that help to strengthen the standards of practice in the early years profession. Should you be interested in being included in the mailing list for our future PD programmes, please e-mail us Contact Form.