As a parent whose child is soon going to start preschool, you must be researching on preschools in Singapore will be the best for your kid. Well, you are not the only one.
There are a number of international schools in Singapore that have a well-defined preschool, but what is that parents can look for in a good preschool?
Here are the top 5:
Outstanding amenities for early years development - Preschoolers need a conducive environment for their physical and mental development. Ample open spaces to explore nature and enjoy outdoor fun, sandpit, water play, indoor play areas help them expand their mental horizons and gather experiences to shape their world view.
We, at GIIS, equip them with all these facilities and amenities including age appropriate toys, Montessori equipment, child-friendly classrooms and other engaging activities that keep them engaged and happy.
A balance between structured and free-environment - A preschool that has a highly structured environment encourages a child to explore and satiate their curiosity. When this is done through play, it is even more engaging for the child.
GIIS provides the right environment which ensures this. For example, the lego bricks that are provided to the students are not just play things, but a structured platform that allows free thinking for children to be creative, imaginative and yet learn from their activity.
Such inquiry-based learning and exploration gives our Preschool programme a depth that stimulates child development on a more meaningful level. At the same time, the preschoolers also develop their numeracy and language skills.
Futuristic Preschool Programme - It is very important to groom students to be 21st-century learners in this day and age of digital economies. Parents would do better to choose a preschool which builds basic foundation in students on the use of age-appropriate technologies and innovative pedagogy which trains them in the 4Cs of communication, collaboration, critical thinking and creativity.
GIIS holds an array of activities to teach students these skills. Through STEM programmes for students of that age, it is easier to nudge students towards out of the box thinking that automatically allow them to think and create followed by collaborate and communicate their ideas effectively. A simple-story telling session through use of props and audio-visual elements is one such example.
Award-winning Preschool programme - As a parent, you will probably look for details like the curriculum followed by the preschool, learning objectives and outcomes that the children will be accomplishing at the end of preschool. An award-winning programme, which has authority on the right pedagogy in the right environment through well-trained teachers is what is important.
Our GIIS teachers are not just renowned for giving personal attention to kids, they are also qualified to impart knowledge relevant for the times, and answer student queries in a loving and effective manner.
This makes our parents are confident that a child who has passed out of GIIS preschool will be well-prepared for Primary one with a high-level of proficiency in foundational subjects.
Read more about GIIS’ Global Montessori Programme here.
Stepping stone to a large school - Most parents choose preschools which prepare their child for a better school life. After all, the child has to go through the rigours of education for the next 10 years. Which makes a good preschool an important prerequisite that will shape the child's attitude towards school, learning and education. Making the child love the process of learning and actively participate in their own development is the preschools job, while giving the child an open door to a primary school which will absorb them smoothly.
GIIS is a K-12 school with multiple curricula options. We want to give your child early exposure to big school and at the same time save the trouble of transitioning the child to another school for Primary grades. This not only saves money on the Registration fee but also the hassle of looking for another suitable school. At the same time, the child enjoys a smooth transition from Kindergarten to Primary school in a familiar environment.
WHY CHOOSE GIIS?
A number of young parents like you have chosen GIIS Preschool as the first school for their child. Since 2002, the Preschool at GIIS has been nurturing young learners, a large number of whom prefer to stick to GIIS for the rest of their schooling years and leave the school only after completing their Grade 12. Such is the satisfaction level of parents and students with GIIS that right from preschool until Grade 12, they rely on the institution for academic and overall growth.
Talking to our parents and seeking their opinion has helped us identify the most attractive reasons that make them choose.
Take a closer look at the fun activities that keep our preschoolers engaged during a typical school day:
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