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Work experience

Nov 2008Dec 2008

Camp facilitator

Learning Horizon
  1. Main roles include story telling, leading warm up sessions and heading art and craft activities.
  2. Prrpared materials for the art and craft activites and did up the learning environment.
  3. Was in charge of the nursery class.
  4. Brought the children on  a 'Bandit' hunt.
Jun 2007May 2008

Teacher assistant

MYMCA Simei Branch
  1. Main roles include routine care and assisting teachers in lesson time.
  2. Worked with children from the playgroup to K2 age group
  3. Went on field trip with the playgroup class 
Jan 2005Mar 2007

Waitress

Pasta Cafe
  1. Main roles include taking orders, serving the dishes, preparing beverages and deserts at the bar.
  2. Was complemented by customer for excellent service provided

Education

Jun 2008Present

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Studies

Wheelock College, SIngapore
  • I haven currently completed by first year of studies.
  • Taken modules such as Special Needs, Drama for children, Research Methods, Reading and Writing for children, and many more.
  • Will be heading to Boston for a summer immersion program in June.
May 2005May 2008

Diploma in Early Childhood Studies and Leadership

Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Took many core modules during my 3 years of studies with Ngee Ann Polytechnic. Examples include, Designing Learning Environment, Child Development, Child health and Nutrition, and many others.
  • Was attached to three different centres for my practicum.
Jan 2000Dec 2004

Secondary Education

Paya Lebar Methodist Girl's School (Secondary)
  • Was active in the choir as the vice- president.
  • Performed for major school and public events.
  • Participated in SYF competitions, and 'Sing SIngapore' competition.

Independent Education Project

Volunteering Experiences

2006-2008: Volunteered with Yong-en Day Care Centre

  • Worked with primary school children who are at risk and helped with conducting workshops, targeting anger and behaviour management.
  • Volunteered to do centre based administrative work.
  • Volunteered with Yong-en Day Care Centre’s flag day.

2007: Volunteered together with Ngee Ann Polytechnic School of Engineering students and lecturers to join the Youth Expedition Program (YEP) to Vietnam, Hue, to teach the local children simple English and to build a retaining wall.

2007: Volunteered in Ngee Ann Polytechnic’s open house to introduce the Early Childhood Course to students and sold éclairs for charity.

2007: Distribution of rice packets to less fortunate people in Toa Payoh, in association with Touch Community Services.

Interest

My main interest is in dancing classical ballet. I enjoy dancing in my free time and performing for others. I am currently pursuing my dancing certificates for the RAD major syllabus with the SIngapore Ballet Academy

Summary

Hi everyone, I am Josephine and I'm currently pursuing my Bachelors with Wheelock College, SIngapore. I enjoy working with children because through interacting with them, I actully learn a lot which books cannot teach me. Not only has my knowlege of children deepen, my patience for working with them has also been strengthen. In the future, I hope to be a child physchologist or child therapist because I want to help children who are encountering stress or difficult times. To me, impacting one's life positively is one of the best gifts that I can ever offer.

Objective

To create meaningful impact in children's lives, by providing them with constructive and enjoyable activities to interact with.

My Philosophy

Learning is an exciting and enjoyable process of every child’s life. It is through the process that each child gains a whole new understanding of the world that awaits them. The purpose of educating a child is to instill in them the required understanding and knowledge, so that they will be ready in life- for the times to come. Emphasizing on Piaget’s stand on play (Jean Piaget Society, 2007), I strongly believe that children start learning through play, constructing their own knowledge of what they are experimenting with. It is my desire to provide the opportunities for them to nurture and enhance their learning in the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and creative aspect through these two objectives:

1.To create a holistic environment, by ensuring the suitability of the environment and to provide a wide range of materials and manipulatives for children to explore with.

2.For the teacher to play the role as a facilitator and to guide children as they engage in the learning process.

As every child is special and unique in their own ways, I would look into the area of modifying the environment and play sessions for children with different learning styles and disabilities, such that every child will benefit. By providing an environment that is spacious with the different learning corners containing materials and manipulatives of children’s interest, it would be beneficial and valuable for them as they interact and explore with it in their free time.