Our goal is to provide our kids with a developmentally appropriate learning environment where they are encouraged to acquire a love for learning. We practice the holistic approach and focus on our kids’ physical, personal, social and emotional wellbeing as well as their cognitive aspects. The holistic approach also focuses on interacting with the natural world where kids can learn to observe, take care of and love their environment. Our inquiry-based kindergarten prep program has been carefully designed to meet children’s unique needs while preparing them for primary school.
We know that children who learn a language before their teenage years are more likely than older learners to achieve native-like pronunciation. Furthermore, research has found that kids have an innate ability to acquire the rules of any language – an ability that disappears by adulthood. Once children learn a second language, it is easier for them to understand further language structures, which is why experts say that every new language learning is easier than the one before. Bilingual education in early years benefit kids and help them focus, plan, prioritize and make decisions.
Research suggests that students are more likely to develop as engaged, self-directed learners in inquiry-based classrooms.
Asking questions and making sense of information to expand understanding are at the core of all inquiry. Through its focus on an inquiry approach, the Kindergarten program promotes the development of higher-order thinking skills by capitalizing on children's natural curiosity, their innate sense of wonder and awe, and their desire to make sense of their environment. An inquiry approach nurtures children's natural inquisitiveness. As educators give children opportunities to seek answers to questions that are interesting, important, and relevant to them, they are enabling them to address curriculum content in integrated, "real world" ways and to develop – and practise – the higher-order thinking skills and habits of mind that lead to deep learning.