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Faculty Experts

NIEC brings together the diverse expertise and rich ground experience of the EC faculty in our four campuses (ITE, NP, TP and City) to deliver quality courses and unified foundational training for aspiring EC educators.


Meet some of them below.

Professional Development

Dr Kok Siat Yeow

Deputy Campus Head, NIEC (City)

Dr. Kok Siat Yeow has had over 15 years of teaching, supervisory and administrative experience in her role as childcare teacher and supervisor of childcare centres. She completed her Doctorate in Education in 2011 and her thesis was on developing cognitive functions and enhancing learning effectiveness in preschool children. Dr. Kok has been overseeing the development of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses for educators and leaders.

Chinese Language

Dr Ng Sok Hoon Ginia

Lead Senior Curriculum Specialist, Curriculum & Programmes, NIEC HQ

Dr. Ng's teaching and research areas include Chinese Language and Literacy in early childhood, Principle and Practices in Early Childhood Education, Child Development and children's visual art education. She also teaches the Bachelor in Early Childhood Chinese Education degree programme at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. The prolific writer of 3 series of Chinese readers for young children and teaching aids has always worked within the early childhood sector.

Malay Language

Dr Raudhah Yahya

Senior Curriculum Specialist and Senior Lecturer, NIEC HQ

Dr Raudhah Yahya's learning and teaching experiences in Singapore, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Canada and Oman have enabled her to gain better understanding of learners with diverse needs from different age groups ranging from toddlers to post-graduate students. Dr Raudhah has shared her expertise at various local and international conferences and events related to Early Childhood Education. Her research interests include play pedagogy, home-school discourses, children's thinking, teachers’ beliefs and practices, and inclusive practices in school.

Birth to 3

Ms DK Gowri

Lecturer, NIEC (City)

Ms Gowri has more than 30 years of field experience as a classroom teacher, principal, curriculum writer, preschool director and trainer. She has developed many enrichment programmes for children from diverse backgrounds, including Singapore, India, Malaysia and Indonesia. Ms Gowri strongly believes in Continues Professional Development and she also believes that leading by example is her most powerful teaching tool. She specialises in Principles and Practices, Designing Learning environment, Action Research, Early Years and Professional Development.

Sectoral Leadership

Dr Siti Shaireen Selamat

Dean, Faculty & Leadership Development, NIEC HQ

Dr Shaireen has over 25 years of experience in the early childhood sector, including a wide range of practical experience as a lecturer, principal, curriculum developer and preschool educator. She has written for several early childhood publications, participating in research on culture, providing insights on leadership, and bridging the early childhood practice gap. She recently completed her doctoral thesis, ‘Exploring early childhood leadership in Singapore from a policy to practice context’.

Outdoor Learning

Nor Jehan Mohamed Salleh

Lecturer, NIEC (City)

Ms Jehan has been in the early childhood education field for over 20 years. She started out as an Assistant Teacher in a Kindergarten and subsequently added on to her professional portfolio various influential roles including a Teacher, Head of Department, Centre Leader, Centre Manager for Curriculum and Programme and also as a Consultant for setting up new early childhood education centres. Her specialised areas of expertise includes Outdoor Learning, Language and Literacy, Motor Skills Development, Partnerships with Families and the Communities and Designing Learning Environment.