Why a Literature-based curriculum?
We believe stories are a fun way to get young children interested in learning. We see picturebooks as a springboard to various lessons, as they allow children to respond to stories in a variety of ways. Children engage their different senses through drama, writing, art, music and movement and games. Lessons in our literature-based curriculum are amplified through activities which help hone a combination of skills essential for the 21st century. They learn how to take perspectives, collaborate and think critically, creatively and empathically.
What will my child learn in Star Learners?
We strongly believe in helping children develop essential skills that will take them way past their early years. Our proprietary Starbeam™ Framework encapsulates the skills necessary for the 21st century as identified by the World Economic Forum, such as critical thinking and problem-solving. Beyond that, we have a host of complementary programmes that are designed to nurture children holistically. We also offer a variety of enrichment programmes in collaboration with quality partners to further our children’s strengths and interests, no matter how varied they may be.
How can my child learn Math through stories?
Numeracy is one of the six domains in our Starbeam™ Framework in which children acquire knowledge, skills and dispositions in. Through our literature-based curriculum, children focus on the exploration and application of mathematical concepts in context to the stories we read. To amplify these lessons, our skill-based Math Programme solidifies Math concepts in a progressive manner to ready our children for formal schooling.
How can my child develop a love for the Chinese language through your curriculum?
Our Chinese curriculum is designed to develop a love of the Chinese language through a range of interactive lessons covering games, experiments, dramatisation and needless to say, picturebooks! Besides language, we also aim to instill appreciation of the Chinese culture via hands-on activities like calligraphy and poetry.
What if my child is slower/ more advanced than other children? Can I change class level?
Our educators will work hand in hand with the child as well as parent to ensure continued learning and development, no matter their pace. We do not recommend changing class level as this will affect their learning in the long term.
What kind of enrichment programmes does each centre offer?
The enrichment programmes offered vary from centre to centre and is dependent on demand. Kindly check with the centre Principal for more information.
What mother tongue languages do you offer?
Currently, we only offer Chinese as a mother tongue language in all our Star Learners centres. The curriculum is very comprehensive and provides our non-Chinese children a wonderful opportunity to pick up a third language at school. We are glad to share that many of our parents have expressed delight at their children picking up the Chinese language well, while they work to reinforce their mother tongue language at home.
My child has a developmental delay/ has special needs. Can he/ she enrol in Star Learners?
As a preschool that promotes diversity and embraces inclusivity, we do accept children with additional needs on a case by case basis. We will need to assess the child’s suitability and may ask for detailed information from parents and child’s doctor before we advise further.