Besides being a child care facility, The Caterpillar’s Cove functions as a child study centre designed to facilitate observation and research.

We partner and support research by various organisations and educational institutions approved by the Caterpillar’s Cove Research Advisory Committee.

The intent of leading and/or participating in research initiatives and projects is to demonstrate and disseminate information about quality child care and innovative practices related to early learning and development of young children.

We also work with educators, pre and in-service Early Childhood Education students and community partners on projects.

Parents who enrol their children will sign an agreement to allow their children to be observed by early childhood students, visitors, researchers and academics under discretion of the Centre Director.

Photos of the children will only be allowed upon consent given by parents.

Visitation Policy

As a child study centre, The Caterpillar’s Cove is designed to facilitate observation and research, as well as to serve as a childcare facility. Upon approval from the Centre Director, the centre partners students and faculty from SEED Institute, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and/or other training agencies.

The program is designed to demonstrate and disseminate information about quality child care and innovative practices related to the early learning and development of young children. Our team is actively involved in developing, implementing, evaluating, and sharing with others new methods for providing early education and care. As a result, many different individuals and groups from educational institutes, and other countries visit the program each year.

Faculty members are required to submit a request form at least 3 weeks prior to the student observation.

Please email us at info@thecaterpillarscove.com.sg for more details.


Publications

Published Journal Articles

Ebbeck, M., Teo. G. L. C., Tan, C., & Goh, M. (2013). Relooking assessment: A study on assessing developmental learning outcomes in toddlers. Early Childhood Education Journal, 41(4). doi: 10.1007/s10643-013-0602-9

Ebbeck, M., Tan, C., & Teo-Zuzarte, G. (2013). Showing empathy for others during transition: A Singapore example. Every Child,19(1), 28-29

Ebbeck, M., Winter, P., Russo, S.,Yim, H.Y.B., Teo, G.L.C. & Goh, M. (2011). Measuring children’s involvement as an indicator of curriculum effectiveness: A curriculum evaluation of a selected child study centre in Singapore. Early Child Development and Care, 1-11