Continuous Quality Improvement using SPARK
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 Continuous Quality Improvement using SPARK


Workshop Synopsis

Preschool provides a foundation for learning socially, emotionally and academically that will help a child to develop holistically. It is a place where the children are in a structured environment for learning. A quality preschool and its effective curriculum and pedagogy will help children learn together, play together and work together as they make friends.

Continuous quality improvement is one way to ensure your preschool is systematically and intentionally improving services and achieving positive learning outcomes for the children.

If you are already using SPARK and the accompanying Quality Rating Scale (QRS 0-6) or (QRS 4-6) for your preschool quality improvement, and you want to see how you can further improve your preschool quality, this is the right course for you.

In this course, you will reflect on your daily practices and how the QRS can guide you to improve your management practices, curriculum and lesson planning. The workshop will take you through the use of the QRS at the higher quality level and how to use the tool effectively for continuous quality improvement.

This course will also provide you with pedagogical strategies that will help you guide your teachers to become skilful teachers so as to make learning more engaging and motivating for the children.

A continuous quality improvement environment will make positive changes, even when things are going well.

Target audience: Preschool Leaders and Senior Teachers


About Mrs Fong Yoon Fah

FongYF photoMrs Fong Yoon Fah has more than 20 years of experience in teaching Elementary Math and Additional Math in Secondary schools in Singapore. She has taught in government schools, SAP schools and an independent school in her early years of teaching career. She started as a secondary school math teacher; was later appointed as Head of Math Department and Vice Principal in Primary Schools. As a school leader, she supervised trainee teachers, conducted workshops on Primary Math for parents to help them guide their children at home. Her expertise is in teaching Math and pedagogical strategies for different abilities group of students.

For the next 12 years, Mrs Fong served as the Head of Quality Assurance Branch in MOE Preschool Education Branch and Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA), Singapore. She is recognized for her work on developing the Singapore Preschool Accreditation Framework (SPARK), and a lead developer of the Quality Rating Scales, QRS(4-6), QRS(0-3) and QRS(0-6) for assessing preschools' management practices and education programme quality. Much of her recent training and consultation has focused on the use of the QRS and helping ECDA develop SPARK certification system for recognizing and rewarding good quality preschools.


Registration Details

Trainer: Mrs Fong Yoon Fah
Date: 1 June 2020 Monday Postponed to 24 July 2020 Friday
Venue: To Be Advised
Duration: 1 full day (9.00am to 4.30pm)
Closing date: 3 July 2020 Friday

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Note: A minimum of 20 participants will be required for the workshop to proceed.

Workshop Fee:
S$150.00 per participant. Fees are subject to GST and include all training materials, lunch and tea-break.

Other Information:
Registration is on a first-come-first serve basis. No refunds will be made for cancellations or in the case of absentees. The Academy accepts replacements for registered participants who are unable to attend for whatever reasons.

School/Cluster Based Workshop Registration
If your school or cluster is keen to conduct this as an in-house programme, please contact Joseph Loy by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or tel: 6363 0330 on the cost of conducting the workshop.