Our founder, Victoria Tran created WeCare from her own personal experience. Her nephew has autism spectrum disorder and although he received great care she felt he could improve both academically and socially in a learning environment that had better facilities that were catered to his specific learning approach. Victoria then realised that her nephew can’t be the only one in this situation and saw the potential for a school that could be beneficial to many children with autism spectrum disorder or learning disorders. Victoria also has a niece that has no ASD or LDs but she wanted to include her in this new venture and so WeCare was created, a place that is inclusive of everyone.
Victoria started her career in business development but soon realised it wasn’t her true passion. Alongside her job, she volunteered working with children teaching them English and Maths. She quickly fell in love with the volunteer program, creating a fun learning environment where kids would willingly participate as well as coming up with new creative teaching methods. It was a fantastic experience and even her friends could see the impact it had on her life, they told her ‘there is a sparkle in your eye when you talk about the kids but not when you talk about your work.’
It was then that Victoria decided to leave Singapore and her job behind and pursue a career in psychology at Fuller, School of Psychology in California. She loved every moment of her studies and truly realised this was her passion in life, even to this day Victoria finds her work meaningful and loves that she can help families and children improve. Upon finishing her degree she started working in California but shortly after decided to return to her homeland, Vietnam where she opened her own family and child therapy practice.
Victoria welcomed her nephew into the world in 2015 and met her niece for the first time in late 2016? As she watched them grow and go to school she soon realised that she could provide more for both of them, academically and socially. That’s when the WeCare vision started. It was initially meant to be a small school but decided it would be better to create a bigger school for more children who could benefit from the same facilities as her niece and nephew.
Hard work, passion, energy and a lot of research in to the best colours, lights, teaching methods, sensory needs, academic and social needs of children, classroom requirements, lesson plans, activities and facilities has created the perfect environment for every child to grow and learn.
WeCare aims to introduce a new standard, not just a new teaching standard but a new standard of learning. Using her expertise in family therapy Victoria has been able to implement lessons and activities that focus not only on core academic subjects but also increasing resiliency and adaptability in children . This new standard helps children to become well rounded, identifying ways to strengthen traits and characteristics in each child so they have the ability to face life’s challenges.
The new design, teaching method and tailored facilities have created a unique preschool designed to meet the needs of children of all ages and abilities. WeCare provides a safe, fun, educational and diverse space for your child to grow in to a holistic and wholesome person who can take on the world.