Global representation for innovative and true early childhood education
While children discover learning, we discover children.
To become the leading provider for play-immersive curriculum for children from 18 months to 6 years old.
To prepare children with skills, knowledge and dispositions essential for the future ahead.
To incorporate innovative early education and research into quality pedagogical practices, and be delivered by a team of highly-trained professional educators.
To build parent partnership, collaboration, and advocacy to connect the school learning community to the society.
It is not unfamiliar that Singapore has an achievement-driven academic culture; when a child attains straight ‘A’s in school, it calls for a celebratory dinner or awarding material prizes. More often than not, many parents emphasize more on their children’s academic achievement and surviving school rather than what helps their children learn with passion and true joy. In fact, little or no preschools in Singapore advocate for the happiness of children in their curriculum pedagogy. Why not? In reality, when children are happy, they learn better, build better relationships and ultimately grow to become a better person. Children would go to great lengths just to play and experience happiness, don’t we agree?
It may seem impractical to many parents and even educators, with some challenging our philosophy. But we have proven case studies and track records that happy children indeed have better learning trajectories and more positive emotions. They go on to become socially-eloquent contributors towards our society. This is the reason why Little Atlas Preschool adopts a reflection-centered and play-focused curriculum, empowering little minds to discover more about themselves, society and their environment.
We strongly believe that when staff are happy, children will be happy, and so would parents too. Happiness is the cushion to the daily grind that keeps our team feeling content at their place of work. In fact, we are blessed with a low staff turnover rate and high retention because of our people-centric approach in management and principles. Our educators are highly motivated, well trained, focused, and place children at the core of everything they do. Likewise, we attract parents and communities who want to participate in this same journey of nurturing lives, and share this passion we have for our children. Together, Everybody Achieves Miracles (TEAM).
Founder and Director of Little Atlas Preschool
The core programme is based on play, and children enjoy and are immersed in play when the adults do not interfere. During discovery and experimental play, teachers take photos and videos of the children’s activities. By revisiting these activities during reflection, children are engaged in their learning and are driven to find solutions to their problems through discussions and further explorations. Teachers guide children in making connections and extend their understanding of these concepts through follow-up activities.
Play Adventures come at the end of every term, with activities that involve parents and teachers. These Adventures can be excursions, parent involvement events to showcase the children’s learning. Children take more pride in their work and build more confidence when they see that the adults are interested and invested in their learning.