Instilling a deep love and respect for knowledge and learning
Exploring the world through the minds, hearts and eyes of our little ones requires a comprehensive programme that makes active learning fun within a safe environment which stimulates all their senses. Our holistic curriculum was founded on the belief that each child is unique and whole, and thus proper nourishing and education must embrace all aspects of their developmental abilities.
With themes embedded across the 6 Learning Areas each reflecting a specific developmental aspect, a range of concepts, skills and values are taught to the child in an age-appropriate holistic manner. In addition, enrichment courses and character education are imparted on a daily basis with loving guidance by our dedicated teachers.
With your child’s best interest at heart, our programmes were specifically designed to plant the seeds of deep love and respect for knowledge and learning in their crucial early years.
For ages 2 months to 17 months, with a proper programme, well-trained infant educators and suitable educational toys and manipulatives, it is never too early to nourish our little infants. Established with close reference to the Early Years Development Framework (EYDF) five guiding principles, our infant care programme seeks to develop infants’ basic cognitive, gross motor and socioemotional skills. Our safe baby-proof environment under continuous qualified infant caregiver supervision ensures that our infants feel secure and confident enough to explore, discover and ultimately develop healthy attachments and responsive behaviours.
For ages 18 months to 30 months, the Playgroup programme embraces and capitalizes upon the sense of increasing independence and self-confidence of toddlers by guiding them through free play and structured routine activities. The trained teachers will nurture positive relationships of trust in their toddler students so that child-initiated learning can unfold naturally as these toddlers develop new experiences. Active learning in Playgroup’s planned daily activities is facilitated primarily using their five senses, observation and direct interaction with the world around them.
For ages 3 and 4 years, we conduct Nursery 1 and Nursery 2 programmes, respectively.
In Nursery 1, a relationships-based approach by trained teachers facilitates the development of strong bonds with children. Leveraging the solid relationship of trust, children will learn relationship skills development and how to better regulate their selves as they negotiate regular social interactions and practise turn-taking with their peers. Imaginative dramatic play constitutes a part of fun indoor activities while gross motor skills development is cultivated with more outdoor learning adventures.
In Nursery 2, the flowering of (English, Malay and Arabic) language, multilingual literacy skills and concept knowledge represent a new focus of the developmental curriculum. Children are encouraged to express their imagination and creativity in problem-solving and inquiry exercises involving cause-and-effect relationships through planned activities such as simple scientific experiments. By the end of the year, our curriculum will have provided ample opportunities for children to learn how to be better communicators while numeracy lessons impart the relevance of numbers to real-life applications.
For ages 5 and 6 years, we conduct Kindergarten 1 and Kindergarten 2 programmes, respectively.
In Kindergarten 1, children will be able to benefit from the good character and learning attitudes cultivated in the preceding formative phase of early childhood. Their academic foundation involving the 6 learning domains are strengthened as they become more developed and ready for abstract and logical thought. Hands-on activities and field trips where practical applications of what they have learnt in classroom settings serve to cement an appreciation of the benefits and values of knowledge acquired in school.
In Kindergarten 2, the programme seeks to internalise self-confidence and self-reliance as life-long concepts crucial to children’s academic and moral success in later years. Children will conclude Kindergarten 2 with the realization of cognitive, socioemotional, moral and abstract thinking skills. Preparation for a smooth transition to Primary school or Madrasah is embedded within our Kindergarten curriculum with an emphasis on universal Islamic values.