“What can I do for my child’s preschool education?”
Nowadays, parents are beginning to explore and pursue this matter. Elly Teh realised the importance of preschool education over two decades ago so she dedicated herself to the study and learning in this area in the hope of providing a solid basic education for children.
A mother herself, Elly began to observe her preschool child’s knowledge development and studied the teaching theories of various renowned educationists, including Japanese educationist Makoto Shichida, American educationist Glenn Doman, and Nobel prize winner Dr Roger Sperry, and incorporated their teaching concepts to educate children more effectively.
As she learned more, she realised the significant impact of preschool education which may even determine a child’s future comprehensive capability. Elly then decided to put her knowledge in good use in education.
She firmly believes that preschool education is an integral part of basic education and plays a vital role in school education and a child’s future development.
“If you ask me what kind of a person you wish your child to become, I think different people have different ideas and aspirations. For me, I only hope that my child will love to learn and that learning will be of much benefit to him in future.”
Over the years, Elly has realised that the cultivation of life-long learning ability is a critical task and objective in education. It plays a key role in shaping a sound world view, outlook on life, and values.
“Preschool education empowers a passive child to be active and to learn creatively, making him or her more confident and at ease with himself or herself.”
Elly explained that preschool is a critical period during which a child’s personal curiosity, appetite for knowledge, imagination, creativity and other key attributes are formed. It is relatively easier for preschool children to learn certain knowledge to be guided in their behavior during this period. Once this time has passed, it may be quite difficult or even impossible to set things right.
“Certain things cannot be revisited once missed. This is true for a child’s education. To give our children a head start in education, I must work harder!”