Only when your child feels comfortable to make mistakes, to speak out, to ask questions, will they be open to learning
When you look for a preschool, you’re looking for a school where your child will be happy first and foremost. You’ll also want to make sure that the preschool you choose provides a quality and holistic curriculum to develop your child’s literacy skills, mother tongue language, social and emotional skills, and character. Outdoor play where hands-on learning is built into lots of fun sensory activities is a bonus, too. So how do you find a preschool that does all of the above?
NTUC First Campus’ My First Skool ticks all these boxes and more. This sought-after preschool for children between the ages of 2 months and 6 years, offers a quality and holistic curriculum at an affordable price. They pride themselves in developing an ‘I Can Do It’ attitude in children by nurturing the joy of learning, resilience to try again and again, and a love for language. Here’s how…
1. Joy in Learning Matters
When children are happy, they will be in the right frame of mind to learn. Educators at My First Skool inspire joy in learning through dramatic learning corners (fun roleplay which promotes creative thinking), and outdoor play activities. These activities also promote problem-solving and social skills as children decide who gets to dress up as King/Queen as well as other countless daily exchanges and interactions. How are children constantly kept engaged? My First Skool’s specialised curriculum has six primary learning domains across a variety of interesting subjects: Language and Literacy, Numeracy, Discovery of the World, Motor Skills Development, Aesthetics and Creative Expression as well as Social and Emotional Development. Plus there are curriculum highlights such as STEM, arts and nature providing so many possible areas for them to find joy in learning.
2. ‘Trying Again and Again’ Matters
Resilience is one of the most important traits for a child to develop, as the ability to try and try again will impact how they handle challenges as they grow up. Children build resilience by exploring the world around them, overcoming small challenges, and gaining the self-confidence to overcome larger hurdles. At My First Skool, children explore through experimentation in outdoor play and sensorial play. The Relationships-based Curriculum focuses on building a trusting supportive relationship between teacher and child, where children are not afraid to give something a go, make mistakes and learn from them.
Parents have plenty to say about My First Skool’s positive approach. Didi, a My First Skool child is one of many who has benefited from My First Skool’s curriculum. According to his parents, “Didi had not started talking at 18 months old but with your reassurance and help, we are now seeing great improvements in him as he attempts to convey his thoughts with short phrases! The close and trusting bond his teachers shared with DiDi has helped him feel more comfortable in school and we are heartened to see him engaging his friends and speaking out more during activities!”
3. A Love for Language Matters
Language is a core part of every child’s development – being able to communicate and express oneself is a key skill that once mastered, will serve your child well into adulthood. Being proficient in one’s mother tongue is especially important in Singapore, where some family members may not speak English. My First Skool makes languages accessible and fun for little ones with a variety of interesting activities like doing finger rhymes, engaging in puppet play ( 故事舞台 and Wayang Kulit), songs and dance.
Just check out the video below to see how the curriculum is designed to help children build a strong core in their mother tongue vocabulary and immerse children in their language and culture.
More reasons mums love My First Skool:
- Location: with 145 centres islandwide, their quality and holistic curriculum is accessible right at your doorstep.
- Affordable Fees: fees start from $420 for childcare and $975 for infant care (before GST and after working mother’s subsidy).
- Nutritious meals: dishes are chef-planned and cooked in-house daily.
- Safe and conducive learning environment: commercialised UV-sterilisers available at every centre.
- Award-winning: 24 Outstanding Pre-school Mother Tongue Language Awards won since 2009 and 21 Individual ECDA Awards won since 2010 for Excellence in Early Childhood Development
Excited for your child to start their learning journey and develop an “I can do it” attitude to life? Click here to register at NTUC First Campus’ My First Skool today!
Parents who successfully enrol their child at participating My First Skool centres will get a free $80 NTUC Fairprice Voucher. Promotion ends 30 April 2021. Terms and conditions apply.