Asked what describes his time at HMS, Joshua gamely gave three words: Rewarding, Extraordinary and Memorable. He felt that not only were the lessons interesting, they also included practical field experience through attachments in early childhood centres. Through such learning experiences, he came to develop his own personal skills, including how to interact with the parents of his young charges.
After graduating with the CPEE diploma, Joshua embarked on a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education, under the Child Care Scholarship awarded by the Singapore Institute of Technology and the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). Today, Joshua works as a Teacher in NTUC’s My First Skool, where he teaches English to young children.
He attended the 2014 ECDA conference where he was a speaker and moderator. He has also been featured in several newspaper articles and held up as a positive example of a male educator in the early childhood industry, and successfully taking the road less travelled.