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Dr. Denise Lai Chua

Founder and Managing Director

Centre for Applied Practice in Education

DR DENISE LAI CHUA was, between 1997 and 2018, the founder and Managing Director of the Wee Care Group Singapore, a company that provided both early childhood and early intervention programmes including preschool inclusion for children with additional learning needs.

An experienced and highly-skilled early childhood practitioner and leader, Denise now heads up the Centre for Applied Practice in Education (CAPE) in Hong Kong and Singapore where she and her fellow consultants train and support teachers and parents throughout Asia. 

She is a Doctor in Education, an International Behaviour Analyst (IBA)™, and a Birkman Certified Professional (BCP). Her book, "Preschool in the Wilderness", is an evocative autoethnography about preschool teaching in Singapore in the 1990s and 2000s. Denise's other areas of research interest include social justice, power and politics in education, child and language development, Applied Behaviour Analysis, and a Theory of Mind.

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