INNOVATION PROJECT SHOWCASE
The Early Childhood Innovation Award recognises centres which have undertaken the ECDA’s Innovation Grant or Practitioner Inquiry Project to nurture a culture of innovation that have improved and enhanced existing programmes, curriculum and pedagogical practices, processes or services.
These winning projects show us how centres can impact change through innovative teaching and learning practices. Glean insights and take away strategies and practical tips to provide young children with enriching experiences in the early years.
STAY TUNED FOR THE WINNING 2021 INNOVATION PROJECTS!
NTUC FIRST CAMPUS' MY FIRST SKOOL
AT BLK 140 SERANGOON NORTH
Move & Groove
The ‘Move and Groove’ project focused on making transitions fun and enjoyable. This highly sustainable approach involved integrating gross motor activities with other developmental areas. It enhanced both the children’s locomotor skills and coordination and thinking skills. The project ensured a smooth and seamless transition for the children as they moved from one activity to another.
MY WORLD PRESCHOOL LTD
How will technology-enabled activities increase children's
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(e.g. how to generate electricity) and recorded their narratives using puppetry and stop motion. This increased the children’s confidence, curiosity, and strengthened their critical thinking, inquiry skills and Chinese Language skills.
ODYSSEY THE GLOBAL PRESCHOOL @ STILL ROAD
This project was conceptualized from the idea of “MakerSpace”. It involved revamping an existing Mud Kitchen into a Mud Café that offers quality learning experiences for the children with opportunities to innovate and engage in divergent thinking. The outdoor play space was equipped with natural facilities and resources. The children personalized the Café with signages and developed a menu created from mud dishes and natural materials.
PCF SPARKLETOTS @ TAMPINES EAST BLK 261
Roving Reporters @ 261
The Roving Reporters @ 261 project enabled children to assume various roles in an editorial team. They selected topics, had discussions, interviewed the community, carried out research, and contributed towards publication’s writing and illustrations. In all, 4 issues of the newsletter were produced and distributed to their peers and families. This boosted the children’s confidence as well as an interest in print media and current affairs.
MY WORLD PRESCHOOL LTD (ANG MO KIO)
Reliving the Past, Present, and Future with YOU!
‘Reliving the Past, Present and Future with YOU’ further strengthened the partnership between the preschool educators and families. The children learned to show appreciation and respect to their grandparents and other senior citizens through a variety of interactive experiences. Through the project, the families also had the opportunity to share their experiences with and introduced different languages and dialects to the children.
ONLY ECDA-FUNDED INNOVATION GRANT AND PRACTITIONER INQUIRY PROJECTS WERE AUTOMATICALLY CONSIDERED FOR THIS AWARD.
FROM 2022, THE EARLY CHILDHOOD INNOVATION AWARD WILL BE OPEN TO ALL EARLY CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT CENTRES (ECDCs).
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Some of these were taken before the Circuit Breaker period and feature children/adults without masks on.
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