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ECLS 2018 – Reaching In; Bringing Out

Our 4th annual summit this 2018 is themed “Reaching In; Bringing Out”.  What goes on within a young child’s mind is awe-inspiring and a work of wonder.  Early childhood leaders of this century are not focused on simply feeding information; but identifying, developing and bringing out the best from within the child in every area.

How do we provoke creativity?  How do we work with gifted children and support those with disability?  How do we guide children in areas like empathy, mutual respect and inclusion?  Why is play essential to language and thinking development?  How can I craft curriculum that is important and relevant to the children today?

Explore these questions and more this June as we delve into what really matters.  Be among esteemed professionals all over the world in the forefront of change.  Be inspired and recharged as key authorities in Early Childhood Leadership share, impart and exchange cross-cultural perspectives.  Build a network of support with like-minded professionals all over the world and grow together in three power-packed days of intensive learning.

About ECLS

The Early Childhood Leadership Summit is an independently organized event inaugurated in 2015 to meet the growing demand from Early Childhood sector in Singapore and around the region. This highly anticipated annual event has reached over 600 representatives from 13 different nations worldwide. The glowing reviews and referrals received over the years are testament of our continual commitment in providing a quality learning experience for all our participants.

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Conference Schedule

Presummit Masterclass Registration

Welcome Address

Dr Louise Porter: Guiding Children’s Behaviour

Group A – Workshop 1

Anthony Semann: Beauty and Grace – Creating Spaces of Wonder and Delight

Group B – Workshop 1

Tea Break Reception

Dr Louise Porter: Guiding Children’s Behaviour

Group A – Workshop 1 (continued)

Anthony Semann: Beauty and Grace – Creating Spaces of Wonder and Delight

Group B – Workshop 1 (continued)

Lunch Reception

Angela Chng: Provocations and Possibilities: Dialoguing With Unlikely Materials

Group A – Workshop 2

Dr Lydia Soifer: Early Identification of Language Learning Disorders in Young Children: Red Flags and Warning Signs

Group B – Workshop 2

Tea Break Reception

Angela Chng: Provocations and Possibilities: Dialoguing With Unlikely Materials

Group A – Workshop 2 (continued)

Dr Lydia Soifer: Early Identification of Language Learning Disorders in Young Children: Red Flags and Warning Signs

Group B – Workshop 2 (continued)

Summit Registration

Welcome

Louise Porter: Empowering Children’s Learning

Summit Day 1 – Keynote 1

Tea Break Reception

Angela Chng: When Materials Talk: The Unlikely Complication to Curriculum

Summit Day 1 – Keynote 2

Lydia Soifer: Working Memory: Basic Concepts and Essential Techniques

Summit Day 1 – Keynote 3

Lunch Reception

All Speakers

Summit Day 1 – Plenary Discussion 1

Assoc Prof Levan Lim / Dr Tay-Lim Kim Hoon: Including Preschool Children with Special Needs in Singapore: An Overview of Developments and Recommendations for the Future

Summit Day 1 – Keynote 4

Tea Break Reception

Anthony Semann: What's Left Behind – The Physical and Non-Physical Impact of Leading and Following

Summit Day 1 – Keynote 5

Admin Announcements

Dr Lydia Soifer: It’s Not Just Play!: Importance of Play in the Development of Thinking and Language

Summit Day 2 – Keynote 1

Tea Break Reception

Assoc Prof Levan Lim / Dr Tay-Lim Kim Hoon: Preschool Children with Special Needs Going to the ‘BIG’ School: Growth or Threat?

Summit Day 2 – Keynote 2

Anthony Semann: Curriculum Content – Highly Contested or Just Silenced

Summit Day 2 – Keynote 3

Lunch Reception

All Speakers

Summit Day 2 – Plenary Discussion 2

Angela Chng: Making the Invisible Visible: When Documentation Creates a Thinking Environment

Summit Day 2 – Keynote 4

Tea Break Reception

Dr Louise Porter: Meeting the Needs of Gifted Learners

Summit Day 2 – Keynote 5

Conference Speakers

Dr Louise Porter

Child Psychologist, Expert Consultant in Behaviour Guidance

Assoc Prof Levan Lim

Head, Early Childhood Education & Special Needs Education (NIE SIngapore)

Dr Lydia Soifer

Paediatric Language Specialist and Faculty Member in Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Dr Tay-Lim Kim Hoon Joanna

Lecturer, Early Childhood & Special Needs Education (ECSE)

Anthony Semann

Director, Semann & Slattery, Authority in Early Childhood Leadership & Curriculum Planning

Angela Chng

Early Childhood Consultant and Lead Teacher, Macquarie University

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Conference Pricing

Prices in SGD.

Save up to 14% when you sign up for Super Early Bird tickets!

Group Discounts (5 / 10 pax) and Interest-free installment payments* are now available.  Write to us at admin@rethasia.com to find out more.  

*3 monthly payments rounded up to the nearest dollar.  Terms and conditions apply.

Super Early Bird

Super Early Bird

Available until 31 March 2018

Presummit (20 June)
$290
Summit (21-22 June)
$420
Full Event (20-22 June)
$680

Early Bird

Early Bird

Available 1 April – 31 May

Presummit (20 June)
$330
Summit (21-22 June)
$440
Full Event (20-22 June)
$750

Regular

Regular

Available 1 June onwards

Presummit (20 June)
$360
Summit (21-22 June)
$460
Full Event (20-22 June)
$790

Conference Venue *Subject to change

Conference Center, Dover Campus
United World College of Southeast Asia
1208 Dover Road
Singapore 139654

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Accommodation

Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel

We are pleased to announce Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel as our official partnering hotel for ECLS2018. Participants booking through our dedicated booking link can look forward to the comfort and convenience of being near the city with the following added perks:

  • 22% off Best Available Rates
  • Free Wifi and Breakfast for one
  • Complimentary 2-way shuttle to event venue

Discount only available when booking through this link: https://www.millenniumhotels.com/en/campaigns/asia/grand-copthorne-waterfront/early-childhood-leadership-summit-2018

We warmly welcome all participants to the vibrant sunny city of Singapore!

Downloads

ECLS2018 Event Brochure

ECLS 2018 Event Schedule

Lydia Soifer-Working Memory

Lydia Soifer-Its Not Just Play

Lydia Soifer-Red Flags

Anthony Semann-Curriculum

Note to Delegates: Please refer to page 9 of your delegate’s handbook for password to open material.  Only material permitted by speakers for distribution have been uploaded.

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