YWCA Preschool is committed to serving the community with quality, affordable, and inclusive childcare. As a subsidiary of the Young Women’s Christian Association of Singapore (YWCA), we are pioneers of preschool education backed by over 60 years of experience.
We believe that every child, regardless of race, religion, or financial standing, should have access to quality education in a safe, caring, and healthy environment. Our holistic curriculum encompasses knowledge and character development to help our children build life skills and reach their full potential.
We are a registered charity and an appointed Partner-Operator by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA).
We believe in providing quality childcare to every child by placing them in a safe, caring and healthy environment. Our comprehensive curriculum supports all areas of a child’s development and wellbeing.
As a Partner-Operator funded by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), we emphasise on making childcare education affordable for all. Besides governmental subsidies and financial aid, we also provide additional discounts for YWCA members.
We believe that all children are unique and should be given the best opportunity possible to reach their potential to learn. Our expert team of qualified trans-disciplinary educators can guide children in a caring environment that also incorporates integrated programmes for children with learning difficulties.
We strongly believe in keeping our teacher to student ratio low to promote high-quality interactions between teachers and children. This allows our teachers to provide greater focus on the individual needs of the children and engage them in meaningful interactions.
We believe in fostering close parent-teacher partnerships to create an environment that is conducive and supportive of children's development and growth, contributing to their long-term success.
Our curriculum follows the Nurturing Early Learners (NEL) Framework by the Ministry of Education.
Social and Emotional Development
Aesthetics and Creative Expression
Motor Skills Development
Our integrated curriculum assimilates children with learning difficulties into the natural learning environment by providing a little more care and enhancement of the regular curriculum.
• Integrated Child Care Programme (ICCP)
• Individual Cognitive & Behavioural Intervention (ICBI)
We are accredited with the Healthy Meals in Pre-schools Programme (HMPP) by the Health Promotion Board.
As an experienced Early Childhood Educator, I understand how tough it is to look after so many kids. It's a physically and mentally tiring job, yet satisfying to see children learn and grow. I think all of you did a very good job in the constant updates of my kids. I see Mrs Yong really cracking her brains to make Caitlyn eat, learn and she even went to the extent of updating me through WhatsApp or calls even after school hours! The Aunties in the centre also give me regular updates on how Chervelle and Caitlyn are doing and we really appreciate it! I’m happy that both my kids are well taken care of in YWCA and that I don’t have to worry while at work.
My daughter, Laura, looks forward to going to YWCA Preschool @ Pasir Ris every day and enjoys interacting with her teachers, classmates and cooking / cleaning aunties. More importantly, over the course of these 18 months, Laura is able to pick up good linguistic skills. She surprises me by being bilingual, and is able to switch from English to Chinese (and vice versa) comfortably. I am pleased with the progress that Laura has made as well as the good efforts that the teachers have put in. Thank You Teacher Natalie, Teacher Zhang Lao Shi, and Teacher Joseph!
We believe that there should be more to just having a good pedagogy or state of the art technology in running a childcare centre. It is the People Factor, the Heart and the Belief of doing the work to help the child. Grounded by Christian values, the teachers and all the staff are the best caregivers and role models in the early years of our daughter.
YWCA Ang Mo Kio Preschool has always encouraged parents to work closely with the teachers as partners with the common outcome of optimising the child's physical, intellectual and social development. I am glad to have found a partner in YWCA Preschool.
Ever since we entrusted our kids with YWCA, they have developed skillsets to learn to be independent. One of the milestones was that they were able to feed themselves at 20 months old. Their academic capabilities have also improved tremendously. We are surprised at the number of Chinese characters my four-year-old could recognise and write. Both my two and four years old sing a lot of songs learnt at the preschool.
Mrs Sumathy is a teacher who motivates and cares deeply for her students. Most importantly, she takes the extra effort to connect and communicate with the parents to ensure the child’s overall wellbeing. she is not only an experienced teacher but also can command the children's respect and attention. Her caring and friendly personality enable her to reassure the children and make them feel comfortable with her.
At YWCA Outram Preschool, my daughter was not only able to improve her academic skills but also taught how to live to be a better person. Under Ms Wang’s teaching and influence, Rihanna was also able to form an image of what kind of person she wanted to grow up to be. Ms Wang will always have a special place in my daughter's heart and she will remember what she had learnt from her and carry it throughout her growing up years!
After playground time yesterday, Teacher Agnes accompanied my son to the bathroom to test the water temperature as he has been feeling anxious of having his requests unheard and terrified of having to shower in overly hot water. This display of patient listening from Teacher Agnes helped my son to feel safe. Thank you, Teacher Agnes. Cohen feels frustrated, and then fearful when he is unheard. Sometimes little ones are unable to communicate those feelings succinctly enough for adults to hear. You showed him that all feelings are alright, and that he can speak up when he is uncomfortable. And when he voices it out, a grown-up will listen. This extra mile you went to is significant to my family.
The Happy Toilet Hygiene initiative at YWCA Preschool @ Bukit Gombak is a project that aims to educate preschool children on the importance of good toilet hygiene practices. Through a collaborative effort, the Centre transformed their toilets into a vibrant space with colourful artwork and trained their students in effective handwashing techniques, toilet etiquette, and hygiene habits. The project has had a lasting impact on the lives of its students, promoting good hygiene practices and maintaining a pristine environment for students to learn and thrive. Learn more about the Happy Toilet Hygiene initiative at YWCA Preschool @ Bukit Gombak.
In the heart of Orchard Road, the beautiful grounds of YWCA Fort Canning played host to the YWCA Charity Carnival on 12 November 2022. Three floors were transformed that Saturday into a fun carnival ground, where community groups and volunteers showcased their talents and homemade produce through food and games stalls as well as lively performances, to help raise funds for YWCA's community programmes.
In this month’s Staff Spotlight, we speak to Mdm Ho Mee Khuen, one of our longest-serving staff with YWCA Preschool. Mdm Ho has served YWCA for 40 years and is currently the Centre Leader at YWCA Preschool @ Pasir Ris. We ask her about her journey with YWCA and to share with us her thoughts about the workplace culture and team dynamics.
It takes a big heart to shape little minds. Here at YWCA Preschool Singapore, we are proud of our dedicated team of transdisciplinary Learning Support Educators who provide an inclusive, supportive and conducive environment for children with learning difficulties. Read on to learn about Miao Pei’s journey as a Learning Support Educator and our Inclusive Preschool Programme.
Driving home the importance of sustainability is key to a better future. During this year’s June Holiday Activity, YWCA Preschool @ McNair focused on educating its students about caring for the environment, land and sea in a project called Creation C.A.R.E (Children’s Action to Rescue Earth).
Driven by her passion for teaching, Mrs Salleh has stayed in the Early Childhood arena for more than 20 years. She strongly believes in creating a nurturing and positive learning environment for children. Click on to read about a dedicated teacher's story and her journey with YWCA Preschool!
Our K2 children took part in a community service activity together with their parents and learnt about giving back.
Our YWCA Preschool @ Bukit Gombak certainly raised the standard for toilet hygiene under a project led by our Chinese Teacher Ms Jasmine Ng, who took home the LOO Award (Individual Category).
The children and teachers celebrated the birth of our first baby panda at River Safari with a handmade baby shower gift box!
YWCA Preschool @ Bedok was invited to a tree-planting session with DPM Heng Swee Keat as part of the "One Million Trees'' movement.
Children at YWCA Preschool @ Ang Mo Kio took home 3rd prize at the annual Abbott GROW Show You Can competition.