The ultimate aim of our programme - playgroup, pre-nursery and Kindergarten - is to provide a warm, stimulating and safe environment to give your child a firm foundation for living and learning.
At RAINBOW, we know that children learn best when they are interested in what they do. Here, children are offered play activities which are planned and carefully structured to promote not only their learning, but also positive attitude towards the learning process.
We provide opportunities for children to develop independence, social skills, language skills, to question and explore.
ENVIRONMENT AND FACILITIES
We understand the importance of the environment and its materials for children's hands-on learning. Our teachers in this early childhood setting use methods and materials to set up learning centres that match the changing skill levels of children. Teachers facilitate learning in the environment with ample work/play slots, positive modeling and interactions and with questions motivating children's thinking. Teachers also provide children with the opportunity to practice planning and problem solving as they use the learning centres and materials in them.
EARLY SOCIAL INTERACTION
This carefully planned setting and materials include open-ended activities that encourage children to experiment with materials as they stretch their imaginations, practise and hone developmental skills. As such we have:
1.5 to 3 years old
Areas for the playgroup and pre-nursery children (the 1.5 to 3 years old) are kept free of clutter and has materials that are safe for their ages and appropriate for their developmental levels, eg., pull toys with strings no longer than 30cm; cloth or cardboard books, large-sized wooden threading beads; banging and jingling musical instruments, toy telephones; transport toys; large sized crayons and water colour markers; 4 to 6 piece puzzles; steerable riding toys; stackable boxes and blocks; soft dough; finger and tempera paint; and sand, water and containers for pouring and sifting.
3 to 4 years old
Three to four year olds love to take things apart and put them back together, but small pieces can still be misused. Children are supervised in their play and containers are provided in which these pieces can be stored and sorted.
4 to 6 years old
Older pre-schoolers need opportunities to exercise their growing independence, but still need to be closely supervised as they are likely to take risks and test physical limits. The activities we offer are challenging but well within the children's developmental capabilities.