OUR CURRICULUM APPROACH
At Little Seeds Preschool, we view every child as a competent and unique individual. As such, we provide different pathways to learning that integrate the differences in the intelligences in order to help children learn more naturally.
We nurture children with positive learning dispositions, creative and critical thinking skills and confidence in self-expression. We greatly value the process of learning over the product, taking time to cultivate life skills and building positive social emotional interactions.
Our award-winning SPICES curriculum encompasses the most current and advanced global approaches:
Key to Learning (Russia)
Key to Learning is a unique programme that develops children’s cognitive learning abilities based on Vygotsky’s theory of learning. It builds children’s logical reasoning and creative thinking skills using symbols and diagrams, and focuses on the “how” instead of the “what".
This child-centred programme aims to enable children to navigate their real world around them through open-ended questions. In small groups, in and out of class, young children interact with their environment and make meaning through their senses.
Project Approach (USA)
We regularly facilitate projects that guide children through in-depth exploration of child-initiated topics within a complex but fluid framework where activities are birthed from children’s questions through 3 phases - brainstorming, investigation and reflection/conclusion. Learning environments are also set up to reflect and support the process of inquiry and discovery.
Multiple Intelligences (USA)
Based on Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences, our programme celebrates diversity in learning. We design activities that cater to more than 1 learning style at any one point - ensuring that children are free to explore with their natural inclinations, yet have broad exposure to the other ways of learning.
Reggio Emilia Approach (Italy)
At the heart of the approach are these 3 main components: the Child, the Environment and the Teacher. We value every child’s unique way of thinking, playing, sharing, interacting, etc. The familiar phrase - “the environment as the 3rd teacher” indicates that the learning spaces are developed with concrete open-ended materials. Teachers allow space for exploration where children experiment, problem-solve and discover within safe boundaries.
佳美音符 (Jia Mei Ying Fu)
Co-developed by our in-house Chinese department and Our Music Classroom Pte Ltd, this creative Chinese Music and Movement Programme is based on a SONG STRETCHER™ approach where songs, rhymes and music are ‘stretched’ through vocals, body percussion, instrument play, and movement. This kinaesthetic approach helps children internalise the music process and builds their creative expression, while being a vehicle for language development.
Bilingual Approach (Singapore)
With English and Chinese teachers in every class, we encourage children to build respectful relationships and interact meaningfully as they co-construct learning together.
We desire to develop and demonstrate godly character expressed as love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.
Based on design thinking principles - this approach encourages children to open up new ways of thinking for innovation and creativity as a life skill through projects and exploratory play activities.
What We Do Every Day!
We use an eclectic approach where the best of different practices are integrated. We explore, have adventures and make new discoveries!