Kindergarten

Kindergarten 1 (5 – 6 years old)

Teacher-to-Child Ratio: 1 to 15

Our Kindergarten Programs are structured as full-day and half-day childcare options.

At Kindergarten 1, we focus on building confidence, self-esteem and strengthening the academic foundation through the A-S-K framework.

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The A-S-K Framework

Attitude (A)

We aim to acquire positive learning attitudes and problem-solving skills. At this point, they will learn how to be a team player and should know how to regulate their emotion positively when facing difficulty or failure. They will learn how to think flexibly, evaluate options and be persistence in pursuing their goals. The good virtues and values take root through daily reminders from their teachers, the practices in school, and through the understanding of the Chinese teachings through “Di Zi Gui” ( 弟子规).

Skills (S)

Kindergarten 1 children are naturally keen learners and inquisitive. We nourish and encourage these attitudes through project inquiry investigations, they will hone scientific skills such as predicting, observing, estimating, measuring, comparing, and fact-finding. During these activities, they will not be given answers or solutions right away. They will be guided through the thinking, questioning, and data collecting so they could find the answers for themselves and evaluate their own successes or failures.

Knowledge (K)

We strengthen the academic fundamentals of the children by exposing them to the necessary concepts and knowledge which they will eventually need in Primary 1. It goes way beyond exposure to basic language mastery and key mathematical concepts. We offer a variety of in-curriculum activities alongside optional enrichment programs. The in-curriculum programs encompass the following: English and Chinese Speech and Drama, Sportball, Chinese Grammar, Science Alive, Busy Baker, Arty Crafty, and Life Skills among others. We also offer optional programs like Mind Mapping, Creative Arts, Creative Writing, and Swimming. These programs give the children ample opportunities to find out their strengths and passions while having fun.

Kindergarten 2 (6 – 7 years old)

Teacher-to-Child Ratio: 1 to 15

It’s finally the start of the end of their journey as Kindergarten 2 children are our graduating stars. Our program provides curriculum materials and experiences that put the finishing touches to a young Mulberrian’s preschool journey. Now, they are fully armed with years of guidance and knowledge gathering, your children are now academically ready, confident, courteous, sociable, and with a positive attitude towards learning and life.

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At the end of Kindergarten 2, children have completed their language and numeracy training. They are now equipped with a good range of skills and knowledge to prepare them for primary school. At this point, they have now a good range of vocabulary, are able to read story books, write, and speak in complete sentences to express their thoughts and feelings. Children at this age are also confident enough to speak in front of the class and actively contribute ideas during group discussions. They are now knowledgeable enough especially in topics that are related to the projects which they had done in-depth study and exploration in enjoying the fruits of their labor. They should be able to know how and where to find information to satisfy their curiosity and how to make observations and from it draw conclusions to finally form their findings. They now have the skills to ask questions, solve problems, think out of the box and work as a team.

Since they are now exposed to and lived the Habits of the Mind, these are now reflected in their character or thinking habits. These dispositions now will stay will them for life – good self-esteem, positive self-image, excellent thinking, learning, and good self-control.

We also bring our Kindergarten 1 children on a special bridging program for them to be comfortable with the next step of their education which is the primary school life. The bridging program includes:

  • A short visit to a primary school to give them a taste of what primary school life is, and for them to be able to interact with primary school children and be accustomed to canteens.
  • Conduct “current affairs” sessions to expand their social awareness and knowledge of the real world.
  • Teach them practical mathematics especially when it comes with dealing with money, fractions, division, and multiplication, etc.
  • Reinforcement of comprehension skills and practices in spelling and homework management.

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