Ms. Lydia Foong
Dean, Faculty of Education and Social Sciences
SEGi College Subang Jaya
Ms. Lydia Foong has been involved in early childhood education for 18 years. She holds a St Nicholas Montessori Diploma (UK), a Certificate in Primary Education (Montessori), Bachelor of Education from University of Greenwich, and Master of Educational Management (University of Malaya). She has vast experience in teaching, managing Montessori early childhood settings, and lecturing both locally and in the UK. She is currently the Dean of the Faculty of Education and Social Sciences at SEGI College (Malaysia). She is passionate in promoting quality early childhood education in Malaysia, and helping to raise the level of professionalism in early childhood education through training and development in her home country.
Lydia is a member of the Association for Registered Childcare Providers, and National Association for Childcare and Education, Malaysia. She shows a keen interest in the early childhood industry and is actively involved in the early childhood care and education development in Malaysia. She is the founding chairperson of the Annual Appreciation day for Early Childhood Professionals organised by SEGi College in honour of early childhood practitioners in the country.
She has chaired many organizing committees for many seminars and conferences related to early childhood education under SEGI College Subang Jaya such as the 2008 National Early Childhood Conference entitled "Nurturing Thinking Learners in the Early Years", Montessori Centenary Conference 2007, "Children with Special Needs: Do You Know Enough?" and Therapeutic Play Skills Workshop for Healthcare Professionals, both co-organised by SEGI College Subang Jaya and the Malaysian Nurses Association in 2008.
She also sits as a panel member of the Malaysian Vocational Childcare Prorgamme for the Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development and is also one of the panel members of the Malaysian National Pre-school Curriculum, Ministry of Education.
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