Dr. Junko Cancemi – Curriculum Advisor
Her engagement in the field of Early Childhood Education in an international school context spans 30 years in Japan, with work experiences in both teaching and leadership roles. She received her Doctorate of Education, EdD from the University of Bath, UK. Her research interest rests with how children learn from a social constructivist perspective with an unyielding belief in the capabilities of young children. She continues to seek and to be inspired by the fresh outlook of the minds and messages of children, and how they might help adults to reframe “worlds” and “words” to construct spaces for learning for speakers of every conceivable language and for each encounter across the life span.
Rebecca Gough - Principal of EtonHouse International Research Pre-School
Rebecca Gough is the Principal of EtonHouse International Research Pre-School in Singapore, a Reggio-Emilia inspired IB PYP school. She is originally from the United Kingdom and holds a Post Graduate in Early Childhood which was awarded from Bath Spa University in the United Kingdom. Rebecca has worked in early years education in a variety of teaching and leadership roles for ten years and has been with the EtonHouse Education Group since 2014. She is a strong advocate for early years education and believes strongly that early childhood is crucial in developing and nurturing a child’s love of life-long learning. Rebecca’s pedagogy follows an inquiry-based play approach to learning and is influenced by the Reggio-Emilia approach, placing particular emphasis on the ‘Image of the Child;’ identifying children as unique, strong and capable individuals and learners.
Regina Lee – Curriculum Coordinator
Originally from Indonesia and bred in Australia, Regina grew up in a trilingual environment. She believes in the importance of picking up one or more foreign languages from early age as it helps develop cognitive skills and helps brain development. As an educator with more than 12 years of experience, she has a strong belief that teachers are lifelong learners and we can always learn from people of all ages including young children.
Christine Lain – Curriculum Coordinator
Christine is the Curriculum Coordinator at EtonHouse International Pre-School Toranomon in Tokyo, Japan. She is from Canada and holds a Bachelor of Early Childhood Leadership with Honours which was awarded from George Brown College in Toronto, Ontario. Christine is a Registered Early Childhood Educator in Ontario and has 8 years of teaching and leadership experience, working in Canada and China with children 0 – 7 years. Her personal teaching philosophy reflects the Reggio Emilia Approach; there are three teachers in a classroom which includes adults, children, and the environment. Adults refer to teachers, but also parents, family, and community members who are all welcomed into the classroom to create meaningful learning opportunities. They all work together to create a nurturing and developmentally appropriate learning experience for every child. Christine values positive relationships and looks forward to getting to know each child individually and their families.