Your child’s potential for learning is unbridled, so it is our hope to mould them into lifelong learners through quality, holistic and engaging curriculum, executed through age-appropriate practices by passionate educators.
Here are some of our curriculum highlights!
How does a child begin to read? By memory? By visual recognition? By endless, mindless drilling?
Code Cracker - the programme all PCS Grow and Glow centres use to teach our children phonics, is based on Synthetic Phonics. This accelerated form of learning phonics does not begin by requiring your child to know sight words or even the letters of the alphabet!
Instead, it employs the Rapid Learning Cycle to quickly teach children how to relate letters to their sounds and putting them in words. This programme thus makes the learning of phonics accessible to every child!
灵乐果 (líng lè gǔo) is our Chinese curriculum that’s designed in-house. It encapsulates the best and most advanced early childhood practices that exists.
Like the plethora of fruits that exists in our world, our Chinese programme represents the exciting, colourful and uniqueness of the language. Yet, we adopt a systematic approach in teaching the children the various learning areas.
By taking advantage of our daily experiences to help children learn, we hope they will not just learn Chinese, but fall in love with it.
(Key to Learning)
What is math, if not the study of numbers, shapes and patterns persevering? And how do we help our children persevere in their learning and loving of mathematics? Through Key to Learning, which aims at developing the cognitive, communicative and self-regulative abilities of young children.
At the Nursery level (3 to 4 years), the children do Sensory Mathematics which develops their ability to analyse the external, visual qualities of objects using sensory standards such as colour, shape and sense. (Therefore, sensory mathematics!) This stage builds the foundation for the development of their mental abilities.
At the Kindergarten level (5 to 6 years), the children discover through visual models, the language of mathematics and the concept of measurement, comparing different quantities and qualities of objects. They also discover relationships in mathematics!
*This curriculum will be rolled out to our centres in 2022.
Music and Movement
(WiggleTunes by WigglePods)
Wiggletunes is a premier creative music and movement programme for preschools. Developed by early childhood specialists and music educators, Wiggletunes is a holistic programme that provides positive and creative music and movement experiences. Through kinaesthetic activities, the programme enhances the growth of children in terms of physical, language, cognitive, social and emotional development.
Every week, the children will…
SING through songs, chants, rhymes, finger play, sound games and musical stories
PLAY with instruments, props and ensemble work
MOVE as they travel in space and in place, exploring directions, points of focus, energy and weights of movements
CREATE through improvisations and problem solving activities
In addition to our Core Curriculum, we inject other facets of learning to ensure they receive well-rounded preschool education, with special attention on character education, formation and development.
(N1 to K2)
The word Integrity means “whole” or “complete” from its origin Latin adjective “integer”. Having Integrity means having “wholeness” of character.
Nurturing Integrity is like building a firm foundation that guides our children in doing the right thing that does not waver.
Project Good Sam
Project Good Sam is an initiative to help the children enrolled in our centres to gain a wider view of the community at large, especially those who are from underprivileged social groups that they do not normally interact with. Inspired by the story in the Bible about a good Samaritan who stopped to help someone in need when others neglected to do the same, we hope the children develop empathy and willingness to take action through the participation in this project.
Other than raising funds, the children and their parents were also involved in assembling gift packs, and distributing them in person (where possible) to the elderly. This affords them a chance to interact with the elderly, and provide a glimpse into a world that may be very different from their own.
ArKIDtect Building Camp
In this camp, the children uncover the secrets of Paper Architecture! Through the camp, their inquiry skills and problem solving skills are sharpened.
They begin by exploring the “why”s and the “how”s behind buildings! More specifically, why and how are buildings not only beautiful, but also functional and stable.
Then they proceed to apply those principles on a radically different material - paper! Can they achieve the same level of beauty, functionality and stability through paper folding?
Finally they get to bring home their own architectural learning hat!