Joyful Learning

Embracing the joy of learning through books

With the help of Teacher Everywhere™ volunteers, Joyful Learning aims to inspire children to embrace learning with a carefully curated range of classic and contemporary children’s books.

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WHY JOYFUL LEARNING?

Stories make a big impact

Children learn easily through storytelling as stories are fun and easy to remember.

It helps them develop and organise their thoughts by making a connection between what they experience in books and the world around them.

By engaging children with stories, we can teach them to enjoy reading and learn happily from a young age.

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WHO WE IMPACT

Focusing on the formative years

Designed for children between 3 - 6 years old, Joyful Learning aims to help them find enjoyment and wonder in reading books when it matters most.

Aside from these children, their parents and caregivers are also equipped with practical tips to help bring their learnings home.

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Craftwork that is included in our Joyful Learning programme
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One of the many books that children will receive through Teacher Everywhere™
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PROGRAMME DETAILS

Nurturing their love for learning

Joyful Learning is a year-long programme that covers the areas of literacy and creative expression based on 40 storybooks.

1.5 hour sessions, once a week

Conducted by volunteers trained and mentored by experienced educators from EtonHouse Group
  • StorytellingChildren will work on their listening skills and be encouraged to make connections between episodes in the stories and the real world.
  • Arts and craftsThrough various engaging arts and crafts, children can express their creativity and imagination.
  • Circle timeOur volunteer teachers will gather the children around to sing and recite rhymes together.
  • Tips for their familiesParents and caregivers will be given practical tips to extend their children's learning and bond with them meaningfully at home.
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More about the programme

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OUR FUTURE PLANS

Extending our impact to more families

We are partnering with social agencies to deliver Joyful Learning lessons to children in need. We are also reaching out to families who have completed the KidSTART programme.

More than that, we are working towards a strong team of 150 volunteer teachers and mentors, all trained and supported by experienced EtonHouse educators.

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What you can do

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Support the joyful learning of a child. A donation of S$20 would help us gift a book and learning kit to a child.

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Teacher Everywhere™

Shaping young lives begins with our volunteers

Our Teacher Everywhere™ programme trains passionate volunteers into teachers who inspire a love for learning in less-fortunate children.

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WHY TEACHER EVERYWHERE™?

Teach a love for learning

Not every child has access to basic learning opportunities. Many of them from underprivileged backgrounds do not get to experience the joys of reading and learning.

To change that, our Teacher Everywhere™ programme equips volunteers with the right skills to inspire these children to embrace reading through storytelling.

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WHO WE IMPACT

A chance for personal development

Teacher Everywhere™ gives volunteers opportunities to gain lifelong skills, interact with children, and make a difference in young lives.

If you’re looking to join us as a volunteer teacher, contact us here.

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Overwhelming response of more than 250 volunteers signed up for Teacher Everywhere™
Our Teacher Everywhere volunteers are trained in child development and classroom management strategies
Our Teacher Everywhere volunteers are trained in child development and classroom management strategies
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PROGRAMME DETAILS

Imparting skills to our teacher volunteers

In collaboration with EtonHouse curriculum specialists, the programme arms our volunteers with the right skills to deliver Joyful Learning lessons.

4 training sessions, 2 practicums

Training volunteers to teach and support disadvantaged children at EtonHouse.

Each session will cover:

  • Classroom StrategiesWe will equip our volunteers with strategies on managing challenging behaviour and encouraging positive behaviour.
  • Reading ProgrammeAside from getting and sustaining attention, volunteers will be taught how to read aloud to a group of children and how to engage them through conversation and interaction.
  • Circle TimeVolunteers will be trained to conduct effective circle time.

Practicums will cover:

  • Classroom ManagementVolunteers will get hands-on experience on managing children and transitioning from one activity to another.
  • ObservationAs our teachers conduct circle time and storytelling, our volunteers will shadow and observe how it is carried out.
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More about the programme

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OUR FUTURE PLANS

Growing our community of teacher volunteers

We’re continuously working towards building a stronger team of volunteer teachers and mentors, all trained and supported by experienced EtonHouse educators.

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What you can do

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Volunteer with us

Join us as a teacher volunteer to receive training from experts and experience teaching children. We are also looking for trained teachers to join us as mentors.

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Make a donation

Support the joyful learning of a child. A donation of S$20 would help us gift a book and learning kit to a child.

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Join us as a teacher volunteer to receive training from experts and experience teaching children. We are also looking for trained teachers to join us as mentors.
Support the joyful learning of a child. A donation of S$20 would help us gift a book and learning kit to a child.
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ECF Pre-school Bursary

Getting vulnerable children ready for pre-school

Children from low-income families will be able to attend pre-school with access to learning materials and financial aid under a bursary scheme.

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WHY ECF PRE-SCHOOL BURSARY?

The foundation of children’s life-long learning

Pre-school is the beginning of children’s learning journey where they develop social, emotional and physical skills.

A good start to their journey will have a positive impact on their life-long learning and overall development.

Children from low-income families deserve the support they need to enrol in pre-school so that they can lay the foundation for future success.

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WHO WE IMPACT

Preparing children for a great start to pre-school

The ECF Pre-school Bursary was introduced to assist pre-school children from low-income families, including those who enrol in other pre-schools such as PCF Sparkletots, so that they may have a better start on their learning journey. We have helped a total of 22 vulnerable children benefit from the bursary scheme.

Beneficiaries we’ve impacted

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What you can do

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ECF Enrichment Sponsorship

Supporting the holistic development of children

Children from low-income families are encouraged to enrol for enrichment classes through this sponsorship programme and continue growing alongside their peers.

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WHY ECF ENRICHMENT SPONSORSHIP?

A new way of learning for children

Apart from sparking new interests and stimulating the mind, enrichment classes such as art and music also help to develop creativity, cognitive and social skills.

However, not all families have the means to send their children for enrichment classes.

Children from low-income families need additional support to enrol in enrichment classes so that they can keep up with their peers.

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WHO WE IMPACT

Enriching the lives of vulnerable children

The ECF Enrichment Sponsorship was introduced so that pre-school children from low-income families may join their peers in enrichment classes. We have helped a total of 377 vulnerable children benefit from the sponsorship programme.

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CDA Top-Ups

Supporting the development and learning of children

In a partnership with the government, we disburse funds into the Child Development Accounts (CDAs) of vulnerable children to best support their early learning and overall development

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WHY CDA TOP-UPS?

Lightening the costs of raising children

Pre-school plays a critical role in laying the foundation for children’s growth, yet some families impacted by economic uncertainty and job losses can’t afford pre-school, even with government aid.

By making an initial deposit into children’s CDAs, we help them lighten financial expenses such as pre-school fees and medical bills at Baby Bonus Approved Institutions.

It also enables children to benefit from the government’s dollar-for-dollar matching contribution, thereby doubling the number of financial aid available to them.

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WHO WE IMPACT

Providing financial aid to vulnerable children

In 2020, we partnered with MOE and Community Foundation of Singapore (CFS) on a CDA Top-Up programme. We reached out to 14 times more beneficiaries than the previous year, benefiting about 1,300 pre-schoolers from low-income families.

This initiative is facilitated by the Uplifting Pupils in Life and Inspiring Families Taskforce (UPLIFT), an inter-agency taskforce. Eligible children whose families have a gross monthly household income of S$4,500 or less, will receive S$250 top-up to their CDAs each year for up to three years, as well as Additional Subsidy for their pre-school fees as of July 2020.

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What you can do

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When you make a donation, you show your support and help us improve our programmes to impact more children and youth.

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When you make a donation, you show your support and help us improve our programmes to impact more children and youth.
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ECF Study Sponsorship

Helping youth realise their dreams of higher education

Together with the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), ECF aims to enable youth to continue their studies at a tertiary level, through a sponsorship programme.

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WHY ECF STUDY SPONSORSHIP?

Higher education helps youth land jobs

A stepping stone to employment, higher education opens doors that might have otherwise been inaccessible to youth from disadvantaged backgrounds.

Over the course of their studies, their network of mentors and educators can connect them to industries and leaders, creating greater opportunities in their lives.

These include gaining job security, social stability, higher wage, and better health.

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WHO WE IMPACT

Raising youth to see the possibilities

ECF Study Sponsorship is designed for marginalised youth who have completed their secondary education or Workplace Literacy and Numeracy (WPLN) Assessment.

The programme allows them to continue their tertiary education at a polytechnic, Junior College/Millennia Institute, ITE, university or any MOE-approved private institution.

Graduating with a higher education will not only give them a huge sense of accomplishment, but also the confidence needed to go out into the world and make something of themselves.

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PROGRAMME DETAILS

Fostering hope for a brighter future

ECF Study Sponsorship provides for the basic foundation upon which youth can lead stable lives while pursuing an education. It will help to bridge the gap between their aspirations and reality.

The study sponsorship includes the following benefits:

• Tuition fees from approved institutions

• School related expenses

  • Tuition feesITE (NITEC, Higher NITEC), Polytechnic Diploma, A Levels in a Junior College/Millennia Institute, Diploma or Certificate courses in any approved private institution, University Bachelor’s Degree
  • School related expenses Registration fees, Book allowance, Laptop, Transport & food allowance
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OUR FUTURE PLANS

Transforming the lives of our youth

We are working closely with MSF to support our sponsorship recipients. By ensuring they receive access to higher education and other school related essentials, we are facilitating their transformative outcomes.

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What you can do

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With your contribution, we can continue to support underprivileged youth on their journey to higher education.

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