ELFA Preschool is one of four successful early childhood brands under the wings of the Crestar Education Group.
The centres have spacious classrooms, and an art studio and indoor activity area for children from 18 months to 6 years of age. In its Pandan Valley Chinese Preschool, Nursery students get 100-percent Mandarin contact time and, once in Kindergarten 1 and 2, both English and Mandarin are incorporated equally into the curriculum.
ELFA remains the most awarded Singapore Chinese preschool, providing a stronger foundation in Mandarin. Its Mandarin curriculum is designed to help children build a strong foundation and develop a love for the Chinese language. Children learn Mandarin through fascinating story-telling from a unique Story-Based curriculum, jointly developed by its panel of advisors and curriculum developers from China and Singapore. The Chinese curriculum includes rich, moral and social values content, which helps children learn and develop desirable habits, good conduct and social responsibility.
The classroom environment features inviting areas that expand the learning horizon of active preschoolers. It offers avenues for
hands-on experience with natural materials, created to encourage investigation and experimentation, and presents opportunities for the development of logical-thinking skills such as cause and effects, sequencing, classification, and problem-solving skills.
Its specially designed Creative Art Programme offers a wide variety of materials for your children to explore and discover their latent creative potential. Here, they can express themselves freely through a varied range of activities such as pottery, sculpturing, calligraphy and more.
“ELFA’s teachers are very caring and dedicated. They’ve played an important role in building my child’s confidence and language ability. Now she is more chatty, and speaking Mandarin at home more often. We’re also happy to see that every child emcee is given the opportunity to showcase their language ability and confidence on stage during performances. We hope to see Elizabeth doing the same one day!” – Su Lynn, mother of Elizabeth Ang (Pre-Nursery)
Year established: 2000
Pandan Valley: 3 Pandan Valley, #01-316, 597627
Serangoon: (Infant care service available) 587 Upper Serangoon Rd, 534564
Tampines: Tampines St 83, 521866
Age taught: 2 months to 6 years
Mon. to Fri.: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Sat.: 7 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Term times: The school is open year-round from Term 1 to Term 4.
Holidays: All SG Public Holidays and School Holidays.
Admissions: Call 6881 8818 or visit www.elfapreschools.com/singapore/contact-us to arrange for a Centre tour.
By Mizah Salik, The Finder Kids Vol. 26
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