Date Added: Jul 2010
If one build it, they will come - so the mantra goes - and that's exactly what Ng Gim Choo did with the EtonHouse group of schools. And serendipity, as it turned out, would play a key role. After a stint in London where her husband relocated for work, Ng was particularly struck by how her daughter enjoyed going to pre-school there. After serving as a parent volunteer at the school, she discovered that the UK learning experience - based in part on inquiry- and play-based learning - was very different. She was so inspired she started her own pre-school upon the family's return to Singapore. That was 15 years ago, where the pioneering class consisted of just 35 children.