On 1 July 2008, we took over a thematic child care centre at Blk 455 Sin Ming Avenue. Soon after taking over, we discovered that children in Kindergarten level were not able to read and write and some don’t even recognize their own names. After much research and in order to raise the literacy level of the children in the centre; we convert the curriculum to a Montessori base curriculum.
Today, the child care at Sin Ming Avenue is a centre with strong structured Montessori and Chinese Language curriculum in the morning as well as enriching programme in the afternoon.
Montessori programme in the centre covers all the five Montessori areas namely Language, Mathematics, Practical Life, Sensorial and Cultural Study. With the implementation of the Montessori curriculum, the literacy standard of the children improved tremendously. Our children now able read simple reader from the age of 3 and most of the children are able to read fluently at kindergarten 1 level.
Our well designed Chinese language curriculum allows children to learn the language painlessly in a fun and creative ways. Fifty percent of the curriculum time is dedicated for the learning of Chinese language. As such, many of our children are practically bilingual.
Our enrichment programme such as Speech and Drama, Puppetry Literacy, Music and Movement, Art and Craft as well as Show and Tell are conducted in both Chinese and English. However the Chinese Abacus is conducted in Mandarin and Scientific investigation in English. All our enrichment programme are inclusive in our child care programme with no additional charge while many centres will charge these programmes separately from the child care fee.
You may wish to find out more details of our services at our child care centre from the following links.
Before and After School Care