Dr Geraldine Teo-Zuzarte, PhD, is Group Professional Practices Officer, NTUC First Campus. She oversees the professional practices and development for all childcare related business units within First Campus, namely The Caterpillar’s Cove, The Little Skool-House and My First Skool. Geraldine is also the Centre Director of The Caterpillar’s Cove Child Development and Study Centre. She is an appointed ECDA Fellow, one of fourteen inaugural leaders from the field of early childhood in Singapore to drive quality improvements in the sector. In recognition of her expertise in early childhood education in Singapore, Geraldine was also awarded the SkillsFuture Fellowship in 2017.
Sheena began her career in Early Childhood Education in 2007. Throughout her years in the field, Sheena has worked extensively as a teacher, principal, pedagogical leader, as well as a mentor to pre- and in-service early childhood educators. In her pursuit of helping educators push the envelope and continually explore new ideas to improve educational outcomes for children, Sheena regularly conducts workshops and has presented at local and international conferences. Her passion and commitment to driving improvements in the field has also led her to having her works – both as an individual and as a member of various organizations – being celebrated with different awards.
Elizabeth began her journey as a teacher in The Caterpillar’s Cove in Year 2014. A firm believer that children need secure and consistent relationships with adults in their lives to flourish and fulfill their individual potential, Elizabeth has made parent engagement one of her key priorities. Over the years, she has also cultivated strong relationships with stakeholders in our community. As an Acting VP, Elizabeth aspires to grow a community of thinking teachers for she believes that that is the key to nurturing children who are capable of deep thinking - thinking that has the potential to create positive and significant impact in our world.
Dr Jennifer Tsai, PhD, is a Senior Education Development Specialist of NTUC First Campus. She had been a bilingual (English and Mandarin) preschool teacher working in both East and West coasts of USA, and a Mandarin language instructor working with different age groups from young children to adult learners in USA, UK, Taiwan and Singapore. Currently, Jennifer oversees the Mandarin curriculum design and development of The Caterpillar’s Cove and The Little Skool-House. She is also involved in training in-service NTUC First Campus preschool teachers, as well as nationwide teacher training.
Previously a Centre Principal, Cynthia is involved in the curriculum design and development of The Caterpillar’s Cove. One of twenty four in the pioneer batch of the Principal Matters leadership programme by Lien Foundation, she has been a classroom practitioner working with different age groups of children ranging from the infants to Kindergarteners. She has presented at several local and international conferences, and continues to be involved as a speaker and facilitator for sessions with pre- and in-service early childhood professionals. Cynthia is also a PhD candidate, working on her thesis about infants’ learning and development.