Dr Kwan Yin Leng Jane, Advisor
Dr Kwan Yin Leng Jane is a leader in Singapore’s early childhood education scene and has been in the field since its early days in the mid-1980s. Over the years, she has travelled and has lectured in several countries including the U.S., China, Australia, and Malaysia. From 2003 to 2005, she was Vice-President of the Association for Early Childhood Educators Singapore (AECES).
Dr Kwan Yin Leng Jane holds a PhD in child development and family studies with a specialisation in children and technology. She also has a Master of Science degree in Education (Early Childhood Education).
Besides spending her time as a consultant on preschool curriculum implementation Dr Kwan Yin Leng Jane actively serves the community through task force groups related to improving the quality of early childhood education and training. She remains an active trainer in diploma and degree programmes.
Dr Chen Shi – Vice Principal (Chinese Programmes)
Dr Chen Shi holds a PhD in education management and arts from Jinan University, China; a master’s degree in education from Huazhong Normal University and a bachelor’s degree in education from Beijing Normal University. She has more than 20 years of teacher training experience and has served as a standing secretary of Zhuhai Family Education Association and secretary of GuangDong Preschool Education Professional Association. She is also a member of the China Preschool Education Research Association and an executive committee member of the Singapore Association for Early Childhood Educators (AECES).
Dr Chen Shi has done several research studies in the areas of education, psychology, education management, literature, and history. She also participated in, organized and hosted many country-level research projects in China and Singapore. An expert in early childhood education, Dr Chen Shi has contributed several influential articles in several publications in China.
Ms Wong Wai San, Marion – Vice Principal (English Programmes)
Marion holds a master’s degree in early childhood education from James Cook University, Australia, and a bachelor’s degree in early childhood studies from University of Melbourne, Australia. She has worked in the early childhood education field in Singapore since 1990 as a teacher, principal, trainer, field supervisor, and curriculum specialist.
Having worked with children from eighteen months to six years of age, Ms Marion has developed a strong background in working with young children. Her classroom experience lends practicality and creativity to curriculum development and teacher training. A strong believer in forming partnerships with parents, she works closely with them to identify and meet the needs of individuals and families. From her experience with people of different ages and diverse backgrounds, she has developed outstanding leadership skills in leading, mentoring, and counselling teachers, motivating and empowering them to bring out their fullest potential in teaching young children.
Mr Ling Jian, Head, Chinese Language Learning
Mr Ling Jian holds a Master of Education Administration degree from National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Science from Huazhong Normal University, China. He is an examiner of Putonghua (PSC) Examinations and Qualifications as well as a lecturer for HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi)/Chinese language programme management and teaching the Chinese language in an early childhood context.
He has many years of experience teaching in Chinese universities as well as in education administration management. He was also the head of several departments during his tenure at various China universities including the Psychological & Counselling Centre, Career Guidance Centre and Teaching & Research Department. He’s also involved in developing course curriculum, teaching materials, and educational CDs and videos. Mr Ling has contributed several articles in the areas of education psychology and education management and research and comparative education between Singapore and China.