Specially designed for the preschool years, Stamford American Early Learning Village helps set your child up for life, all while offering a caring, supportive and inclusive academic environment.
When it comes to our kids, us parents all hope for the same thing: for them to be happy and successful in life. And, while we like to think we’ve got the happiness fundamentals covered at home, it’s reassuring to know they’re being given the best start in life over at Stamford American International School’s Early Learning Village. Its unique approach to helping every child succeed, no matter where their passion lies, gets a super-big thumbs up from us. Here’s why…
#1: It’s a Suzuki supporter
Created by Japanese violinist Shinichi Suzuki more than 50 years ago, the Suzuki teaching method is also called the ‘mother-tongue approach’. Based on the notion of how easy it is for kids all over the world to learn their native language, Suzuki is all about applying the basic principles – a nurturing environment, constant repetition and lots of support – to learning music. SAIS is all aboard the Suzuki train, and all children aged three and up receive a weekly Suzuki Violin class. Students start off by focusing on individual sounds and learning by ear before they are introduced to how to read music – just like how we learn how to speak by listening rather than by reading. And the Suzuki approach also helps our littlies grow as individuals: it’s awesome for teaching them perseverance, determination, focus and responsibility, among other traits. Double yay!
#2: It tailors the curriculum for early learners
Put your hands together for those super-smart Early Years teachers, who are specialists at what they do and work mega hard to ensure every child is happy, involved and learning. And the curriculum in the Early Learning Village is equally as awesome. It’s interwoven with elements of STEAMInn (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths and Innovation) from as early as 18 months to get little ones questioning, observing and experimenting. Whether it’s looking for mathematical patterns, exploring floating and sinking in water play or expressing themselves through dance and song, the educators are always striving to equip our kids with a positive mindset they can carry with them through life, focusing on ‘design thinking’, or creative problem-solving.
#3: It teaches in a safe learning environment
Curriculum and awesome educators aside, Stamford American Early Learning Village is all about the space. The facilities have been purposely designed for the preschool years, so you’re pretty much guaranteed safe, experiential learning. Whether it’s in the young learners’ swimming pool, the multi-purpose hall, dance studio or one of the outdoor playgrounds, learning always takes place in an environment built with children in mind – and that keeps those buzzing brains challenged and engaged. Huzzah!
#4: It tracks your child’s progress to help them with their goals
Your mini me is one of a kind… and SAIS gets it. The school truly celebrates kids as individuals and, while they’re a few years away from the 9-to-5 daily grind, SAIS helps give each of our little people a foundation for success. What’s also unique is the school using some pretty nifty tracking software to deliver high-quality early childhood education. Through USA Teaching Strategies Gold software, the Early Years teachers can monitor our minis’ progress and ensure they’re hitting those all-important developmental milestones. This observation-based tracking tool helps the experts assist children in moving forward with their learning. Not only that, but they can also keep us in the loop by sharing comprehensive, customised reports for parents so we can help support our littlies at home. It’s all part of the bespoke approach we’ve come to know and love about SAIS. Winning!
We love how SAIS offers a truly tailored approach to help give your child the best start in life. Through their Early Years programs, curriculum and philosophy, it’s able to provide a personalised, winning combo to start your little one off on the right foot, helping them achieve their potential. Round of applause, please!
Keen to find out more?
Head to the Infant Care and Early Years Open House on Friday, 22 November at 9.30am.
Stamford American Early Learning Village, 3 Chuan Lane, Singapore 357684; sais.edu.sg
This post is in partnership with Stamford American International School