Mr Herman Hochstadt has named the fund in honour of his father, Mr Henry David Hochstadt, who dedicated his entire working life to the service of education in Singapore. The latter was first a primary school teacher, then a school principal and concurrently a lecturer at the then Teachers' Training College. Later, Mr Henry Hochstadt became an inspector of schools before finally serving as a senior Minister of Education official in which capacity he retired in 1963. He was also a founding member of the Singapore Teachers' Union. The gift represents the vision and passion that the Hochstadt family hold for the nurturing of young minds and hearts in Singapore through quality early childhood education.