The Caterpillar's Cove (Ngee Ann Poly) Open House

 The Caterpillar's Cove (Ngee Ann Poly) Open House
Date: 20 October 2018
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Location: Ngee Ann Polytechnic, 535 Clementi Road, Block 53 Level 3, Singapore 599489
Interested?Please fill up the registration form below.

About The Caterpillar's Cove

At The Caterpillar's Cove, children are seen as active participants in their learning. They are encouraged to develop theories about the world, test their ideas, and co-construct their knowledge with their teachers, peers and other members of the community.

Find out more about our teaching philosophy and curriculum while your little ones enjoy our outdoor playground, science exploration, cookery sessions, and other fun and engaging hands-on learning experiences!

OUR CURRICULUM

At The Caterpillar’s Cove, curriculum development has two key influences. The first is the constructivist theory of children’s learning and development, where the individuality of children is emphasised, and teachers must constantly adjust their methods to accommodate the learning process for each child within the curriculum framework. Children are seen as active participants in their learning. They develop theories about the natural world, and are encouraged to test their ideas in real world settings. The second is the emphasis on culture and what actually takes place in an educational environment. Known as socio-cultural constructivism, this approach is highly relevant in a multicultural and multiracial society like Singapore.

THE INFANT-TODDLER CURRICULUM

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For those aged between 2 months and 3 years, the curriculum adopts a relationship-based approach that believes in establishing effective relationships as an important factor in ensuring effective practice with young children and their families. Responsive care, respect and deep engagement are key features of the curriculum for infants and toddlers. Active learning is at the core of the curriculum; key experiences centre around care-giving routines and play activities that are both teacher-directed and child-initiated. Curriculum is defined as all routines, experiences and interactions.

For the three-year-olds, their learning activities include the conceptual understanding of numeracy, aesthetics, cause and effect, health and safety, awareness as a social being, life skills and routines. Above all, they are immersed in both the English and Chinese languages.

THE PRE-SCHOOL CURRICULUM

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Four trans-disciplinary themes provide the framework for project work:

  • The Child’s World
  • Communicating in the World
  • People in the World
  • Wonders of the World

Six subjects are integrated into the four trans-disciplinary themes:

  • Language and Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Discovery of the World
  • Aesthetic and Creative Expression
  • Motor Skills Development
  • Social and Emotional Development

OUR LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

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Our centres are designed to communicate a sense of welcome, support, and belonging. From the homely furnishings of the classrooms, to nature-inspired outdoors, every detail contributes to an environment that encourages exploration, play, reflection, and joy. Our spaces offer a balance of openness and privacy, so that children can play games together or find sanctuary when they need a little time on their own. The environment inspires an appreciation of nature and invites children to love and care for the environment.

The provision of materials and furnishing provide accessibility and challenge at the same time to support their physical and social development.

TESTIMONIALS

Hear what families have to say about us!

TAN TECK LUN & LEE SHALL HUI:

"The Cove makes an effort to engage and involve the parents in many ways. There are weekly English and Mandarin updates, daily conversations during pickups and drop-offs, family days, and curriculum briefings. All staff are very approachable … As working parents, the assurance that our child is growing and developing well at a good preschool is beyond words. We know that this is one of the best decisions we could ever make for our child!"

LYNN WONG WEE BIN:

"We are extremely grateful for finding such a wonderful preschool for our daughter. She has blossomed in all aspects ever since she started school in The Caterpillar's Cove. The quality of the program, the nurturing teachers, the well designed facilities as well as the strong parent teacher partnership have been instrumental in her growth."

ABHIRUCHI GADGIL & ARVIND EASWARAN:

"The centre believes in learning through experiences and projects, respects the children's opinion and does a great job in bringing experiences from different cultures together, through celebrations and activities. The parents are very much part of the Cove family and we love the walk-in policy which has made us a part of all the children's lives."

Register to Join Our Open House

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