Overseas Conference & Study Trips

These provide professionals with opportunities where they can gather knowledge on a real time basis.  They will also be able to learn and to exchange best practices and to network with their peers.  Professionals will gain exposure to global perspectives and up-to-date approaches.


 Finland and Belgium Study Trip (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

 Back by popular demand, AECES will be organising another trip to Finland!  This year, we will be leading the group to Finland and at the same time attending the International Step-by-Step Association – ISSA conference and centre visits at Ghent, Belgium. The theme of the ISSA conference is Local Responses, Global Advances:  Towards Competent Early Childhood Education.  It is another opportunity for your own professional development.


30 Sept (Sat) Depart Singapore
1 Oct (Sun) Arrive Helsinki, FinlandFree & Easy
2 Oct (Mon)Breakfast & Lunch Centre Visits (2)
3 Oct (Tues)Breakfast Depart from Finland to Brussels, BelgiumISSA Conference Welcome Reception
4 Oct (Wed)Breakfast & Lunch ISSA Conference
5 Oct (Thurs)Breakfast & Lunch ISSA Conference
6 Oct (Fri)Breakfast ISSA Conference (half day)Free & Easy
7 Oct (Sat)Breakfast Depart from Brussels to Singapore (stopover at Helsinki)
8 Oct (Sun) Arrive Singapore


Estimated cost per person:

Member:  $2,950 (subject to changes in air fare)

Non-Member: $3,250 (subject to changes in air fare)


Cost includes airfare & airport transfer, professional visits in Helsinki and 6 nights accommodation (twin sharing, for single additional $600).

Note: Cost does not include ISSA conference fee and travel insurance.

Cost for ISSA conference fee , field visits and 2 lunches S$560

Please logon http://issa2017.net for more details of the ISSA conference


For enquiries, please contact us at tel:  64722768 or email to janet@aeces.org


 Anji and Shanghai Study Trip (REGISTRATION CLOSED)

             AECES will be organising a trip to Anji and Shanghai.   You will have the opportunity to visit Anji Play kindergartens to deepen your understanding of Anji Play educational philosophy (click here for more details on Anji Play).  At the same time, we will visit centre/kindergarten in Shanghai.  Limited to 15 participants only.

Tentative Itinerary

29 May (Mon) Depart Singapore China Eastern Airline 2300 hours
30 May (Tues)Breakfast & Lunch provided Arrive Shanghai 0625 HoursSightseeing (The bund, Chenghuang Miao-Chinese Temple, and Yuyuan Garden)
31 May (Wed)Breakfast & Lunch provided Visit Shanghai Wunan KindergartenVisit Shanghai Early Year Guidance Center
1 June (Thu)Breakfast & Lunch provided Depart from Shanghai to AnjiIntroduction of Anji Play by the Leader of Anji Play
2 June (Fri)Breakfast & Lunch provided Visit Anji Town KindergartenVisit Anji Village Kindergarten
3 June (Sat)Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner provided Sightseeing (Anji Bamboo Garden, Jiulong Canyon and Gao Jia Tang Village)
4 June (Sun)Breakfast Depart Anji to Shanghai and fly back Singapore China Eastern AirlineDepart Shanghai 1615 hoursArrive Singapore 2155 hours

Cost per person:

Member:   $2,300 (subject to changes in air fare)

Non-Member:  $2,600 (subject to changes in air fare)


Cost includes airfare & airport transfer, professional visits in Anji and Shanghai and 5 nights accommodation (twin sharing, for single additional $250) and sightseeing.

For other study trips, please refer to the table below. Please register your interest for the other study trips here. Programme will only proceed if we have good response.


Study Trip / Conference

Tentative Period

Estimated Cost

Leadership Forum:  Leadership in ECE:  Touching Hearts and Engaging Minds

Country:  Indonesia

5 to 9 August 2017

To be advised

Centre Attachment in Taiwan


18 to 26 November 2017

$2,600 (members)

$2,900 (non members)