Kinderland Preschool & Infant Care – Music-Infused Curriculum that Supports Brain Development
Kinderland International Education is a member of Crestar Education Group, a leading provider of quality infant care, bilingual preschool education for children 2 months to 6 years of age.
Since 1978, Kinderland’s success in nurturing confident children as an Early Childhood (EC) provider, has led to an extensive regional preschool network of over 50 centres – present in Singapore, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Cambodia and Bangladesh. The success is greatly attributed to our dedicated team of early childhood education professionals, teaching staff, professional curriculum team and trainers.
Kinderland’s integrated curriculum is built on the foundation that music enhances language literacy in young children and provides crucial support for brain development in their early years.
Our Timeless Curriculum
Music as the DNA
Kinderland’s curriculum integrates the best education approaches and methodologies from the West and the values of morality and inter-personal relationships of the East. In simple words, we create ample opportunities to uncover and develop the unique strengths of every child and at the same time, build positive character traits that are crucial for their future. An amalgam of international EC Professionals, continuous teachers’ training and frequent knowledge exchanges with renowned preschools and institutions of higher learning in various countries culminated in the rigorous Kinderland Integrated Curriculum.
Research have shown that music-infused curriculum enhances language literacy in young children. The use of keyboard, percussion instruments, solfege singing and rhythm training across all our centres provide crucial support for brain development in the child’s early years. Facilitated by professional music teachers with internationally-recognised qualifications, the proven approach also enhances children’s confidence. Whilst enjoying their childhood, Kinderland’s children are well prepared for formal schooling and equipped to be life-long learners and global citizens with a heart.
Empowering Early Literacy in All
Complementing our music-infused curriculum, Kinderland’s literacy programme for preschoolers enables self-expression through writing. Kinderland was the first kindergarten in Singapore to implement computer-aided learning to enhance literacy and creative writing skills for preschoolers – through our Literacy through I.T. programme. Children will learn to write before they can read, boosting their confidence in learning, making them more motivated to learn new words.
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind
At Kinderland, keeping the body healthy is of paramount importance to the inquisitive young minds. Children of early growing age need the right amount of exercise and nutrients to keep their bodies in the pink of health and their minds sharp for learning. That is why Kinderland is committed to develop a cardiovascular fitness programme known as KinderFit. We work with physical education specialists and commissioned an in-house nutritionist to plan a healthy routine and menu for the children. Through the programme, children are taught how to care for and love their own body so they can feel great about themselves. Benefits of the programme include the development of self-confidence and acquisition of fundamental motor skills, responsible habits and improved cardio-wellness.
Kinderland’s S.T.R.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Reading & wRiting, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) programme enables children to engage in exploration and effective learning through inquiry-based project work. From idea development to conceptualising, researching, creating prototypes to the constructing and assembling of the actual structures, children are actively involved to lead and problem-solve their own queries. Coding is incorporated into selected S.T.R.E.A.M. projects.
Shaping Character for Life
In Kinderland, our children are taught to care not just for themselves, but also for their community. Through initiatives and collaborations with charity and humanitarian organisations, we cultivate the habit of giving with everyday acts of care and empathy.