Dr Chua has had more than 4 decades of experience in the Early Childhood field. Her professional experiences include lecturing in early childhood studies, working with parents and teachers, and developing innovative programmes for children in language development, creativity, emotional and social development (EQ), and in the integration of children with special needs. She has also set up several preschools with innovative programmes for early childhood including a child development centre that focused on children’s engagement with nature.
Her love for children and the English language led to her accomplishment as a children’s author for preschoolers, especially in the area of language development. Dr Chua’s “Read with Phonics” programme introduces phonics to children with music, rhymes, stories and an acute sense of humour to make it an enjoyable and successful experience for children. She has also written a series of early readers called “The Jelly Bean Family”, and has published several songs for preschoolers in a music series called “Sing, Shake and Roll”.
Dr Chua has been adjunct faculty with Wheelock College Singapore, the SEED Institute and the Singapore University of Social Sciences, and was also a SPARK consultant with ECDA. She was also a mentor in early childhood centre leadership at NTUC First Campus.