At MK, we believe preschool children are curious, active, and competent learners. They are keen to make sense of the world around them, and they learn best through active learning. To ensure a meaningful learning experience for your child, we carry out activities that have a distinctive Singapore flavour. These activities are intentionally planned to create an authentic and relevant learning experiences. MK’s curriculum and programmes are based on the Nurturing Early Learners (NEL) Framework that guides the development of kindergarten programmes in Singapore. Our curriculum comprises 2 flagship programmes: the HI-Light Programme, and Starlight Literacy Programme for English and MTL. Moreover, each term at MK will conclude in a Weeks of Wonder project.
The HI-Light Programme is designed to support the holistic development of children by nurturing in them values, social and emotional skills and learning dispositions, as well as knowledge and skills across the following five learning areas through an integrated approach:
1. Aesthetics and creative expression
2. Discovery of the world
3. Health, safety and motor skills development
4. Language and literacy
Starlight Literacy Programme for English and Mother Tongue Language (MTL)
In MK, we focus on developing children’s listening, speaking and early literacy skills in both English and their MTL (i.e. Chinese, Malay, or Tamil language). Emphasis is also placed on getting them to enjoy these languages. With these in mind, the Starlight Literacy Programme nurtures your child’s language skills through Big Books, songs, rhymes and games set in the local context. As bilingualism is a cornerstone of Singapore’s education system, we intentionally nurture bilingualism in our children. By using their MTL to communicate with teachers and their friends on a daily basis, children build a strong foundation that will prepare them for language learning in later years.
Weeks of Wonder (WoW) projects
WoW projects provide children with an opportunity to work together to investigate topics that interest them. In a year, children complete 2 WoW projects in English and another 2 in their MTL. As they go through the process of finding the answers to their questions, the children
- collaborate with one another,
- develop problem-solving, process, and investigative skills,
- communicate effectively in English and their MTL,
- experience the joy of self-motivated learning, and
- build confidence, among others.