Junior Preschool: 19 - 30 months old
-Art, Science & Culture
-Music and Movement
-Sign Language Club
We know how these children want to satisfy their infinite curiosity. We have at least one teacher for every 6 students to enable all students to develop to their fullest potential on their own pace and preschool students to start to build a firm foundation for their successful elementary school life. In a safe, creative and enriched learning environment, our caring and highly-qualified teachers provide the students diverse opportunities to explore the world around them and to become a confident and independent learners through a authentic Montessori education and inspiring Reggio Emilia activities.
Why We Are Different?
Brain Based Learning
Until a child reaches 3, the neuron cell circuit and the cortex (where the critical thinking and mental activity places) are most active. Therefore, rather than teaching foreign languages or biased learning cards, it is a better option to provide an environment that triggers their five senses (sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch) and an environment that will assists their even and steady growth. Global Kids Academy focuses on steady and even brain development and emotional development until the age of 3 rather than focusing on a specific ability. In addition, based on the multiple intelligence theory, we teach to develop students’ multiple intelligences, reinforce their strength intelligence and strengthen their weak intelligence. Variety of education and experiences will be enjoyable to the students and reminding them that studying is sweet like a honey and it’s a fun things to do, and will benefit children in the long run.
Authentic Montessori Education
Montessori Education is an educational approach that is founded in the belief that one should provide the most positive and harmonious development of the whole child. The Montessori philosophy recognises the immense capacity of children to absorb information when given freedom and independencye to learn at their own pace.
Our carefully prepared Montessori classrooms allow students to develop independently in all areas of learning according to their inner psychological and motivational needs. Focusing on the individual student and allowing them them to develop at their own pace translates into confidence, successful life-skills and an immense joy of learning. These skills and joy continue with the students' further education and throughout their adult lives.
The classroom head teacher has a Bachelor of Preschool Education and a Montessori certificate. She educates the students to develop to their fullest potential at their own pace and become well-rounded and independent learners. Another teacher in the classroom also has a Bachelor of Preschool Education and she encourages the students to develop their creativity and critical thinking skill through various inspiring Reggio Emilia activities. Both teachers are dedicated to providing the best possible education and a secure and delicate care for our Junior Preschool students.
We maintain low ratio, 1:6, to ensure each child receives the best possible education and care. By maintaining the low ratio, our students have more one-to-one lesson time and able to learn in depth depend on their potential and abilities.
As we believe all children born with one or more talents and it is very important to support them to develop their talents, we provide various afternoon club activities to all our students without any extra fees. All our students have opportunities to develop their musical talent by participating Music Club led by a specialist music teacher. All Junior Preschool students participate Yoga Club, Reggio Emilia Club, Art Club and Dance Club to explore various areas and develop their talents.
Our Goals for the Junior Preschool Program
*Healthy Body - Developing Gross and Fine Motor Skills through Various Physical and Creative Activities
*Creative and Intelligent Brain - Developing Creative and Cognitive Intelligences through Montessori and Reggio Emilia Activities
*Positive Behaviours - Learning to Express Kindness to Others and Developing Socially in a Positive Way
*Emotional and Creative Development - Understanding Others, Expressing Creatively and Learning to Care Others and Environment
*Independency - Learning to be Independent through Various Practical Life Activities and Toilet Training