Growing Up Gifted is a premium preschool and kindergarten developed by Curriculum Specialists (USA) in both Gifted Education and Early Childhood Education. We offer pre-nursery, enrichment and kindergarten programmes to all children from ages 8 months to 6 years. Our programmes adopt progressive teaching techniques and learning methodologies that are employed by leading gifted preschools in the United States.
With Growing Up Gifted, you are assured that your child will acquire the necessary skills which give him a head-start advantage, enabling greater success and joy in his academic achievements as well as overall development. The benefits of a solid foundation built will be enjoyed not only during your child's growing years but also accrue over his or her lifetime.
Our curriculum promotes:
- logical thinking & problem-solving skills
- reading, spelling & numeracy abilities
- effective speech & language development
- a joy for learning & communication
- creativity & individuality
- self-confidence & a positive attitude
- healthy social & interpersonal skills
The curriculum is comprehensive and based on the learning of various themes which span across subjects that children love or are fascinated with – a study of insects and creepy crawlies, dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, dragons and fairy tales, an exploration into outer space, wonderful inventions great and small, the magic of colours and optical illusions, the gifts of the imagination... and so much more!
Great Beginnings is a newly opened, MOE-registered kindergarten that is offering the Montessori approach to teaching in its unadulterated form, adhering fully to the philosophy developed by Dr. Maria Montessori.
The school is operated by AMI-qualified Directresses who trained in London at the renowned Maria Montessori Training Organisation (now known as the Maria Montessori Institute), the international training centre in Britain of the Association Montessori International (AMI). The AMI was founded in 1929 by Dr. Maria Montessori to maintain the integrity of her life's work, and to ensure that it would be perpetuated after her death.
Great Beginnings was set up based on the premise that the Montessori method, in its true and pure form, will have an everlasting and powerful impact on the child’s life. It has endured through the years because it draws its principles from the natural development of the child. We believe that this method of education is timeless - it encourages the children to teach themselves through self discovery.
Here at Great Beginnings, we provide an environment that is stimulating, safe and secure, where every child’s needs are respected and met. It responds to the child’s innate love for learning and for work by leaving him free to explore and manipulate materials which correspond to his inner needs. In this loving and nurturing environment, we hope to challenge the children so that they may develop and fully realise their powerful latent potential. We truly believe that the greatest strength of the Montessori approach is its ability to individualize, to meet each child’s unique learning style, pace of development and interests.
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Grace House Kindergarten is an associate early childhood educator of Raffles House Preschool, an independent premier school (www.raffleshouse.com). Through committed philosophy, objective driven curriculum, and a focus on a fun filled learning environment, we have successfully been engaged in the development of preschool children.
At Grace House, we aim to educate the whole child, preparing each child for a joyous journey of life-long learning. We believe that we are touching lives and that a caring environment surrounded by highly qualified teachers are instrumental in providing the highest quality child-centered curriculum, that focuses on intellectual, social, emotional and physical developmental milestones.
We believe that the purpose of early childhood education is to foster communicative and social competency in young children, based on Christian values. This competency relates to all aspects of self, learning to live comfortably with others, learning to master and safely express one’s feelings, and learning to love life and welcome new experiences.
We believe that an appropriate curriculum is necessary in helping children to achieve competency, and should be thought of as including everything that happens to children during their time at the centre. Our curriculum promotes creativity, emotional health, physical prowess, social expertise and cognitive skills.
We believe in basing our curriculum on knowledge of a child’s development and learning that appreciates childhood as a unique and valuable stage of the human life cycle, valuing the quality of a child’s lives in the present, not just as preparation for the future.
We believe that the family is the most important influence on how children grow and develop, and appreciates and supports the close ties between children and their families; recognising that children are best understood in the context of family, culture and society and encourage parent-teacher partnerships when deciding specific goals for their children’s learning in the Centre.
Our curriculum is very developmental milestone driven. Academic skills, such as Language Arts, Mathematics and Science are centered on monthly themes. This means that these core skills are integrated into monthly themes. Motor skill development, social skill and artistic skills are enriched through outdoor play and art activities. The environment is an integral part of the overall learning objectives of the curriculum. Fun, loving, explorative and informative displays are a necessary part of the learning environment.
Glory Kindergarten was established since January 1976 and was then known as Glory's Children's Home. It was officially registered with Ministry of Education in 1988 and is currently approved for Baby Bonus. During the beginning years, we had only about 281 children and now it has an enrolment of 520 children.
Glory Kindergarten has not only grown in size, it has also transformed from a little village kindergarten to a well-known kindergarten in this neighbourhood. We have a pool of dedicated and well trained teachers to provide quality care and guidance for learning and imparting good moral values to our children. We will continue to strive to develop the child holistically in the area of physical, mental, spiritual and emotional development so as to equip our little ones to face challenges in their lives.
- To create a conducive learning environment where each child feels secure, happy and productive.
- To provide curriculum based on child's interest.
To allow children to explore and discover learning concepts in a concrete and tangible way.
- To build up every child's self-esteem by facilitating his/her growth to a higher level of personal competency.
- To engage parents in our activities and events so as to share their expertise and experience, and make educating the child a combined effort.
- To provide experienced and dedicated teachers trained in Early Childhood Education accredited with ministry of Education.
Faith Kindergarten is a joint ministry of Faith Methodist Church & Queenstown Chinese Methodist Church
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