Your Clear Pre-school Choice

So your little one will be starting pre-school in 2016.

If this was our parents’ or grandparents’ era, where the approach towards early childhood education was more easy-going, there would have been little agonising over which school to enroll in; the pre-school closest to the home would likely be the de factor choice. Yet today, it is not uncommon for us as parents to fret over our little one’s learning journey right from the get-go and mull over the benefits of Pre-school A versus Pre-school B, or even Pre-school C.

When it’s down to the wire, what are the factors that really matter to you when choosing a suitable pre-school?

Mr Y K Huang, a father of one girl and one boy, cites his three main considerations:  1) clean and safe environment, 2) caring teachers and 3) good curriculum.  Another stay-at-home mum with a toddler daughter, who goes by the handle of cherryplum on the KiasuParents’ forum, said: “(Among the things I look out for), a principal who is always on the ball will help keep the teachers up and running as well as ensure a well-maintained school environment.”

Serving more than 14,000 families in Singapore, My First Skool (MFS) has a track record for ticking all the right boxes for many parents.

Where quality curriculum prepares for future formal education

These days, parents worry about kids falling behind their peers in primary school if they do not establish a firm foundation in pre-school. MFS’s pre-schoolers will get a headstart for formal primary education as the school’s curriculum is aligned with the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) Curriculum Framework for Kindergartens in Singapore. Moreover kids are empowered to develop skills and knowledge through a methodical approach, called PETAL© – Playing, Exploring, Thinking, and Applying.

Kids love to get hands-on and the PETAL© approach offers lots of activities to kindle their interest, whether through mediums such as experimentation, writing, oral presentations or aesthetic expression.

Using the PETAL© approach, MFS’s curriculum is designed to encompass facilitated play experiences which are meaningful and relevant to a child’s learning and development in six learning domains:

  • Language and literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Discovery of the world
  • Motor skill development
  • Aesthetics and creative expression
  • Social and Emotional Development

There are three distinct parts to the MFS curriculum:

  • Birth-to-Three Skool-Educare Curriculum
  • Skool-Ready Curriculum
  • Skool-aCe Curriculum (Chinese curriculum enhanced with a Character Building Programme for children aged 18 months to 6 years old)

Where teachers are qualified and engaging

The capabilities of MFS’s teachers and principals have been recognised by the ECDA and MOE annually.

Most of MFS’s 2,000 educators island-wide have obtained a Certificate or Diploma in Early Childhood Education –Teaching. Furthermore, there are many advanced degree- to PhD-holders in early childhood education within MFS’s centralised team of education development specialists, who also possess extensive practical experience in pre-school education practice. To upgrade their skills and to meet ever-changing challenges, all MFS teachers undergo regular professional development training courses each year. Such awards and qualification give assurance that you are entrusting your kids in good hands.

Where the learning environment is conducive for development

Impressionable young kids absorb information from the environment like sponges. MFS understands this and has a special team just to look into every aspect of constructing a nurturing learning environment to stimulate their minds and encourage them to flourish to their maximum potentials.

The learning environment at MFS pre-schools is designed based on the following beliefs:

  • Flexible learning must be allowed to take place.
  • Space is a resource that supports educational objectives and fosters the safety and emotional well-being of children and staff.

This approach integrates My First Skool’s educational ideology, aesthetics, practice principles and programme that embrace the organisation’s vision to bring about a joyful and inspiring early learning experience for all that fulfils the promise of each child.

Registration for 2016 is now open. Enrol your child with My First Skool and be assured that he/she will have an enriching pre-school experience.

Call 6509 7887 or visit www.myfirstskool.com to find out more.

Pre-schools with vacancies:

Address Vacancies for children born in
My First Skool at Blk 291A Bukit Batok St 24 2014
My First Skool at Blk 503 Bedok North St 3 2010
My First Skool at Blk 197D Boon Lay Drive 2010
My First Skool at Blk 4 Beach Road 2014
My First Skool at Blk 303 Canberra Road 2015
My First Skool at Blk 54 Chin Swee Road 2011, 2014
My First Skool at Blk 1 Haig Road 2010
My First Skool at Blk 333 Kang Ching Road 2011, 2013, 2014
My First Skool at Blk 211 Jurong East St 21 2012, 2010
My First Skool at Blk 518 Jurong West St 52 2011, 2014
My First Skool at Blk 671A Jurong West St 65 2015
My First Skool at Blk 656C Jurong West St 61 2011, 2014
My First Skool at Blk 756 Jurong West St 74 2010, 2011
My First Skool at Blk 66 Kallang Bahru 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
My First Skool at Blk 312C Sumang Link 2010
My First Skool at Sembawang Shopping Centre 2010, 2011
My First Skool at Blk 236 Toa Payoh Lor 1 2015
My First Skool at Blk 406 Woodlands St 41 2010, 2011, 2013
My First Skool at Blk 678 Woodlands Ave 6 2010
My First Skool at Blk 49 Whampoa South 2010, 2011, 2013, 2014
My First Skool at Blk 505 Yung An Road 2013
My First Skool at Blk 423 Yishun Ave 11 2010

Visit http://www.myfirstskool.com/our-pre-schools/pre-schools-with-vacancies for more details or call 6509 7887 for vacancies in pre-schools not listed above.

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