Ms. Manjula Gunawardena
Early Intervention Program Manager
Masters of Education (Special Education) University of Sydney, Australia
Bachelor of Psychology, Humboldt State University, USA
Manjula is a Special Educator whose area of expertise is in Preschool Based Early Intervention. Her educational background includes a Masters of Education (Special Education) from the University of Sydney, Australia and a Bachelors of Psychology from Humboldt State University in California.
She has worked in Singapore for a private practice to help establish an Early Intervention programme. In this pervious role she worked along side a variety of international and local schools as well as preschools. This experience has helped her gain a better understanding of the systems and culture of education in Singapore.
Prior to moving to Singapore, she had worked in Sydney for a community-based organisation that supports children with developmental support needs. Her role there as the Early Intervention Program Coordinator saw her running two preschool early intervention programs along with a team of allied health professionals and preschool teachers. She also has over three years of experience working as a Special Education Teacher in Sri Lanka for a Non-profit organisation.
Her experience working with children of diverse needs within various communities and countries has instilled in her the importance of working in partnership with families. She uses play, inquiry and interest based teaching to help children learn holistically.
Throughout her career, she has maintained ongoing professional training in best practice for the areas of special education as well as early years education. Manjula has also completed the DIR®/Floortime 101 Therapy training.
Manjula is accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA). She is a member of SENIA (Singapore chapter), Community Childcare Cooperative (Australia) and the Association for Early Childhood Educators (AECES-Singapore).
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