An academic framework, life skills and the well-being of each child are what form the foundation at White Lodge.
The preschool is often recognised as one of Singapore’s most inspirational and nurturing educational establishments, as it endeavours to give little learners the opportunity to discover and pursue their dreams.
Its approach for the last two decades has focused on teaching young ones a series of themes that incorporate theories of High Scope, Reggio Emilia and Howard Gardner through play-based teaching methods. As such, students graduate with fundamental language, mathematical and writing skills as well as a lively curiosity and interest in the world around them. Within a large segment of its academic year, White Lodge’s educators also teach Mandarin, Singapore Mathematics, phonics and science programmes.
The move to international schools is made easier, thanks to White Lodge’s pre-primary preparation programme. The school also practises a low teacher to child ratio, and the dedicated teachers focus on preparing children for their upcoming educational experiences upon leaving the preschool.
White Lodge prides itself on being an advocate for inclusion, and its team of educators view early childhood education as an opportunity to provide children from all walks of life with a good foundation. Their goal is to build strong students who are resilient and ready to take on new academic risks and adventures when they leave the preschool.
“Our twin boys started attending White Lodge at the age of 20 months, and they are now turning 6 this year. At White Lodge, the management and teachers are passionate about creating an environment where the children learn and explore while having fun and truly enjoying the process. It is a place that combines academic learning with art and culture in a beautiful way. They inspire our little ones to explore and tap into their creative side to build confidence and strength.” – Anna Bervander and Mohan Veloo, parents of Aksel and Emil Veloo, 6 years old
White Lodge International Preschool & Childcare
The school is found at eight locations: River Valley, East Coast, Upper East Coast, Bukit Timah, Upper Bukit Timah, West Coast, Loewen Gardens and Phoenix Park.
Year established: 1999
Ages Taught: 6 months to 6.5 years
9 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. (Half days)
9 a.m. – 14:15 p.m. (Full days)
7 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Childcare)
Term Times: January to December with 4 terms in a year
Term 1: 13-20 Mar. 2020
Term 2: 12-26 Jun. 2020
Term 3: 4-11 Sep. 2020
Term 4: (Preschool) 17-31 Dec. 2020, (Childcare) 30 Dec. 2020 – TBC
Admissions: Visit www.whitelodge.edu.sg for more information.
From The Finder Kids, Vol. 28, March 2020
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