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In the early childhood developmental programme at Swallows and Amazons they are laying the foundation for all learning that is to come thereafter.
As the curriculum develops, basic concepts are revisited and built upon until children grasp them fully. In this developmental approach, the traditional maths, literacy, writing and foreign language skills are not learnt independently of each other. On the contrary, they are so interrelated that it may be hard to distinguish one from the other.
Learning at Swallows and Amazons is about experiences: Interacting with each other and the environment – a version of real life!
“Their goal as educators is to help students make the leap from intuitive understanding and natural curiosity to knowledge creation – to a space where ideas can be transformed into formalised understanding and further questioning.”
They recognise the natural variation in individuals' abilities and learning patterns. Simply put it means that children learn in different ways and excel in different areas. In their learning environment, there are learning centres specifically developed to address the eight intelligences. This allows children to find their niche and to express their individuality.
The Kindergarten classroom is an ever-changing and dynamic learning environment. Children gather together as a whole class to listen to stories, sing songs and share and discuss ideas; smaller groups are used for exploration and discovery tasks.
Our Teaching Philosophy
- Putting The EQ Into IQ
Educating children is not just about getting ready for Primary 1 or first grade - the IQ (intelligence quotient). It is about curiosity, exploration, experiences, self-esteem and interactions - the EQ (emotional quotient). Children have an innate sense of wonder and awe and are natural explorers. Our aim is to allow this instinctive desire for enquiry to flourish.
- Allow children to learn through play
We believe children should have fun. Play is essential for children to develop high-level social strategies as well as physical and mental skills. At Swallows and Amazons teachers know why, when and how they can help ‘play’ become an enriching, meaningful learning experience so that children can fulfill their potential.
- Foster the love of learning
Learning habits acquired in a child’s early years persist into later life. Successful adults tend to be lifelong learners but this habit of enquiry and love of learning depends on an education that rewards exploration and questioning. If a person wants to do something for themselves, they will do it well and derive satisfaction from the experience. Otherwise, they are simply doing ‘tasks’ they are told to do.
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Swallows and Amazons Kindergarten, South Carpark, The Grandstand, 200 Turf Club Road, Singapore 287994