Emile Preschool Founder Dr. TZUO Pei-wen and Principal Reina TAN interviewed by Zaobao.
The news article was in press on August 21, 2017
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(Translated English Version) The career prospects of preschool teachers will be broader
Reina Tan (34 years old, right in the photo) determined to be a preschool teacher regardless of the opposition from her mother. She gave up the opportunity to study in junior college. Instead, she chose to study Early Childhood Education at Ngee Ann Polytechnic. She later studied part-time and received a bachelor’s degree in Preschool Education from the SEED Institute and a master’s degree from the National Institute of Education (NIE). Among the children she taught, some parents pay 2,000 SGD per month tuition fees whereas and some even cannot afford to pay 200 SGD per month. But in her eyes, all children are equally cute. Miss Reina Tan’s stellar performance at NIE left strong impression to Dr. TZUO Peiwen, who was an assistant professor in Early Childhood Education at NIE at that time. When Dr. TZUO decided to set up her own child care service, she immediately invite the this best former student to be the principal of her ideal child care. At that time, Miss TAN was the lecturer of Early Childhood Education at Temasek Polytechnic. Emile Preschool was founded just two months ago by Dr. TZUO and her husband, who is currently an associate professor at School of Computing of NUS. Emile Preschool provides bilingual education with slogan “Preschool founded by Professors”.
(Original Article in Chinese) 幼教教师职业前景将更广