Give your child the right start in life at these preschools that focus on creative learning.
What it offers: Full Montessori classes for children from 18 months to 6 years old with an innovative curriculum
that includes bilingual learning and emphasises world and green studies.
What else: Weekly individual lesson plans are drawn up for each child, as Pink Tower believes each child progresses at his or her own rate. Pink Tower provides a cosy environment for an international community of young learners. (252 Tembeling Rd; )
What it offers: In addition to an integrated language environment to help students develop a strong foundation in Mandarin, EtonHouse also has a new Parent & Me playgroup for kids between 9 and 17 months.
What else: The playgroup focuses on four different aspects: musical, sensorial, physical and social. Children are exposed to innovative musical instruments and sensorial experiences through textures, sound, smell and visual stimuli that are critical for brain development. The students are then encouraged to communicate their thinking in their own unique way through a range of natural materials and learning resources. The programme teaches children to master self-movement and improve hand-to-mouth coordination and other fine and gross motor skills. Kids will also make lots of new friends for playdates and develop necessary social skills. The Parent & Me programme is available at the Thomson Lane and Sentosa Island campuses.
What it offers: Catering to children between 18 months to 5 years, the preschool gets to the root of your child’s education by playing outdoors.
What else: Bilingualism is highly encouraged and Mandarin is part of the preschool’s daily routine through art, dance and music. (20 Jln Layang Layang; )
What it offers: This inclusive school focuses on putting the EQ into IQ with its enquiry-based early years programme. Through purposeful play, children learn to understand their environment.
What else: The children gain strategies to help them deal with their feelings of anger, frustration, jealousy and so on. The school aims to cultivate happy children who have daily achievable outcomes and are able to reach their learning objectives. (200 Turf Club Rd; )
What it offers: Catering to children aged 6 months to 6 years, each of the eight kindy outlets facilitate active learning, involvement and discovery through a hands-on approach.
What else: This well- known preschool helps young kids derive the greatest value, pleasure and fulfilment from their childhood through parent and child playgroups as well as nursery and kindergarten programmes. The school believes kids should experience learning as an adventure, and that stimulation inspires and encourages the development of their imagination.
What it offers: Singapore’s first independent British international school, Dulwich caters to children between the ages of 2 and 18.
What else: The school recently expanded its campus at Bukit Batok. It offers a holistic education complemented by rewarding co-curricular programmes. The Dulwich network of schools has partnerships with leading universities and organisations to bring unique learning experiences to its students. In fact, many of its international alumni have gained acceptance to some of the world’s top universities over the years. (71 Bukit Batok West Ave 8)
What it offers: Following the German curriculum for an education in German or the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum for English, GESS also offers Dutch and Danish as mother-tongue languages that are integrated into the school day. What else: GESS strongly supports the preservation and development of mother and father languages to keep connections with home countries alive. The school is also an authorised IB World School and emphasises small class sizes for personalised attention to each student.
What it offers: The preschool caters to little ones aged 18 months to 5 years, and provides a safe, family oriented environment.
What else: Raise your child to be a self-motivated learner by exposing him or her to integrated thematic approaches such as Piaget’s hands-on learning and Reggio Emilia’s project-based, creative thinking and problem-solving approach. What’s more, children get to participate in weekly show-and-tell activities, student-led conferences and other fun activities. (35 Lotus Ave)