"Start Small Dream Big" was initiated by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) to encourage pre-schools to create authentic platforms for children to innovate, problem-solve and tap on their unique strengths to help others. It was first launched in 2015 as part of SG50 and the 15th anniversary of President's Challenge, an annual series of fund-raising and volunteer activities. ECDA works with participating centres to design and implement community projects over a period of six months.
My First SKool is proud to partner ECDA to create the 2018 Start Small Dream Big Resource “Caring for Others”. This resource pack comes in 4 of Singapore main languages.
Caring is a good trait for anyone to have.
What is Caring?
Caring is when you do a good deed for someone, because it is the right thing to do. When you care for someone, you make a difference in the world with kindness. We believe that caring for others is wonderful and noble.
If every one of us, including our young children, starts to live with good manners and uphold the moral values to demonstrate our care and concern for others, we not only build good inter-personal relationships with others, but also inculcate a sense of wonder, a random act of kindness and a joy in life.
As the saying rightly says “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile”.
We hope that teachers and parents can use this resource to support our young children in learning how to care for others.
The “Caring for Others” Educator’s Guide is an additional resource developed for 2018 Start Small Dream Big to guide pre-school teachers to integrate experiential learning activities for early learners to learn and practise “Caring for Others”.
If you want happiness for a lifetime, care for somebody.
You can download the resource pack here: