Whether you’re searching for a preschool in Singapore or you’re on the hunt for some cool activities to keep kiddos busy over the summer holidays, you’ll want to give Between Two Trees a look, mama!
With a Reggio Emilia-inspired philosophy emphasizing beautiful environments, investigation and discovery, Between Two Trees provides a distinctive approach to education for children 6 month of age and onwards through a variety of programmes at its two charming locations.
Whether you choose B2T Preschool off Holland Road (offering traditional half- and full-day programmes for children 18 months to 6 years, including childcare and meal arrangements) or B2T Early Learning School at Loewen Gardens (offering “Project Work” classes for preschool-aged little ones, along with enrichment sessions and parent-accompanied classes for babies 6 months on up), you’ll be selecting a small school with cosy class sizes, a small teacher-child ratio, and ample opportunities for both small and large group interaction.
So what sets Between Two Trees apart? It starts with the school’s emphasis on high-quality teaching: every member of the professional and experienced faculty (which also includes curriculum specialists and a school artist) has or is working towards a Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education, along with previous work experience in either local or international school settings.
In line with the school’s Reggio-Emilia philosophy, teachers are particularly skilled at individually tailoring the curriculum to fit every child’s needs and progress, including providing extensive documentation such as observations and photographs to parents on a weekly basis to help track children’s learning goals and progress.
The curriculum focuses on both project work and structured learning across the disciplines of language arts, math, Mandarin and studio art, with an aim of keeping children consistently engaged through fun, exciting and hands-on learning experiences that help them to develop creativity and critical thinking skills. All classrooms have both an English- and Mandarin-speaking teacher, for instance, to create a fully bi-lingual learning environment that feels like second nature to the children.
B2T firmly believes that the environment is the third teacher, and this is immediately apparently when you visit their two beautiful, light-filled schools. From the lush green gardens at both locations to aesthetically pleasing classrooms that are provocative, exciting and challenging spaces – filled with natural light, child-sized furniture, and a range of sensory-rich materials – for little ones, B2T’s classrooms provide a sense of belonging and help children see the connections between themselves as individuals and their worlds. These connections are further bolstered by the school’s diverse student body, which is split 50-50 between local and international students, providing for lots of cross-cultural exchange and interaction – and isn’t that the beauty of living in multicultural Singapore?
While Between Two Trees Preschool off Holland Road offers both full- and half-day childcare options, five days a week, Between Two Trees Early Learning School offers twice- and thrice-weekly preschool classes without childcare features like naps or meals, which are convenient for parents who might already have other childcare arrangements but want to enrich their kiddos’ days with interesting programmes (or slowly ease them into a preschool environment).
If you want to get a taste of the school’s dynamic approach, B2T Early Learning School also offers a wealth of enrichment opportunities for various ages, including:
- B2T Holiday Camps (18 months – 3 years), (4 – 5 years)
- Chinese Immersion Workshop (3 – 4 years), (5 – 6 years)
- Art of Creative Gardening with Recycled Materials (5 – 8 years)
- Chinese Language and Literacy (3 – 4 years)
- Parent-accompanied Baby Class (6 – 18-months, in either English or Mandarin)
Want to know more, mama? Visit one of Between Two Trees’ two locations to see for yourself what makes these little schools so special.
Between Two Trees Preschool, 7 Ming Teck Park, Singapore 277375, Tel: (+65) 6733 9768 or email [email protected]
Between Two Trees Early Learning School, 73 Loewen Road, #01-19/20, Singapore 248843
Tel: (+65) 6509 8296 or email [email protected]