Dr Khoo Kim Choo
Dr Khoo Kim Choo is a pioneer in the early childhood field with over 35 years’ experience. She spear-headed several projects in the 80’s and 90’s that contributed to the professionalising of early childhood care, development and education. She has a PhD in Social Welfare focusing on children and families from the University of Washington, USA.
She was the first CEO of the NTUC Childcare Group and a consultant to both government and NGOs locally and internationally, including UNICEF and UNESCO. She was actively engaged in various capacities as a trainer, advocate, keynote conference speaker, University lecturer, specialist volunteer in Vietnam and Myanmar and author of parenting and children’s books.
Dr Khoo received various awards for her contribution to the field, including: The Public Service Award (PBM) from the late President Nathan; Honorary Doctorate in Education from Wheelock College, Boston, USA, which also offered the Khoo Kim Choo Scholarship for Leadership for several years; and, Friend of MCDS for significant contribution to committees and projects under the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports.
Dr Khoo Kim Choo was inducted into the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame in 2023. See ST article below.
Books written by Dr Khoo and books she was featured in
Click the links below to see a sample of the books.
Books are available from Kinokuniya Bookstore.
Get to Know Us
Our logo embodies the spirit of the eight intelligences innate in all of us. The red oval represents the child, full of vigour and enthusiasm. The eight strokes in different colours represent the eight intelligences: logical-mathematical, linguistic, spatial, musical, interpersonal, intrapersonal, bodily kinesthetic and naturalistic.
The 8 intelligences in the child emerge and blossom with the nurturing that goes on in PMI and in collaboration with parents. When this happen, the child cannot fail but touch the lives of the people around them.
why choose us
Childhood comes around but once. The early years are crucial years for children’s holistic development. We believe that it is important to nurture all forms of intelligences to lay the foundation for fulfilling children’s potential.
We also believe that it is not enough to be just intelligent in many areas but that children should grow up with good and strong values like love, kindness, respect, commitment, honesty and courage, to guide them in their life.
We believe people in children’s lives make a difference in the quality of their lives.
This is why we select well qualified teachers who are warm, loving and experienced and why we work closely with parents in the care, development and education of their children.