On 1 September 2022, more than 250 Kinderland staff, principals, teachers and partners from around the region attended the Kinderland and ELFA Day. The theme for this year’s event is “Inclusion in Physical Education for Every Child”. This aligns with Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA)’s strive towards inclusivity and support for children with developmental needs.

During the opening speeches, Mr Robert Leong, Mr Seet Lee Kiang and Dr Carol Loy, all spoke strongly in support raise the competency of our educators. The right knowledge and techniques are required to provide better opportunities for children with different learning abilities. In addition, we can leverage on our strong curriculum to inspire inclusiveness amongst our children through physical education.

Mr Seet Lee Kiang sharing the significance of acquiring new skills to better help children with developmental needs

Dr Carol Loy congratulates the winners of various awards organised by Kinderland, ECDA and Singapore Centre for Chinese Language (SCCL)

Dr Akira Maheshi’s workshop provided recommendations and examples for enhancing inclusivity through physical education

Rounding up the celebratory event, we were taken through a workshop by our guest speaker, Dr Akira Maehashi. Dr Maehashi, a Professor/Doctor of Medicine Faculty of Human Sciences at Waseda University, Japan, is one of Kinderland’s curriculum advisor. We were encouraged and inspired by his sharing of his research paper titled, ‘Guidance for Physical Education for children with disabilities through sensory and fitness training’.

The day ended on a high note as many anticipated who the winners were for our ‘Most creative pose’ contest! Let us have a look at these interesting takes our teachers had.

Our educators showing their creative expression through these interesting poses!

We want to say a big thank you to all teachers, for dedicating your lives to nurturing our youths. Teachers are essential as they shape our future generations. We wish all teachers a wonderful and fulfilling life as educators. Happy Teachers’ Day!