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Our Approach

Promoting optimal physical, cognitive, emotional, social, moral and spiritual development.

We see our role as providing, in partnership with parents/careers, an environment that promotes optimum physical, cognitive, emotional, social, moral and spiritual development.

Begin from the child

We believe each child is unique and special. We value their experience and contributions so learning journeys begin with them.

Preparing learning environment

We believe children learn through hands on experinces and when they are having fun.

Planning and structural learning activities

Our teachers meet weekly and brainstom ideas to keep learning journeys both meaningful and challenging.

Our Programme will scaffold and facilitate learning experiences so that the children;

Know they have a contribution to make

Love discovering more about their world

Solve the problems they encounter

Solve the problems they encounter

Setting up resources

The Centre prides itself for being current with well researched practices in early childhood as well as being constantly updated in current technologies.

Observing children

We believe in recording in every milestone so that parents will not miss each growing development.

Inquiry Based Learning & Montessori

We use Inquiry Based Learning and Montessori as part of our approaches

Begin from the child

We believe each child is unique and special. We value their experience and contributions so learning journeys begin with them.

Preparing learning environment

We believe children learn through hands on experinces and when they are having fun.

Planning and structural learning activities

Our teachers meet weekly and brainstom ideas to keep learning journeys both meaningful and challenging.

Setting up resources

The Centre prides itself for being current with well researched practices in early childhood as well as being constantly updated in current technologies.

Observing children

We believe in recording in every milestone so that parents will not miss each growing development.

Inquiry Based Learning & Montessori

We use Inquiry Based Learning and Montessori as part of our approaches

Our Programme will scaffold and facilitate learning experiences so that the children;

Know they have a contribution to make

Love discovering more about their world

Solve the problems they encounter

Solve the problems they encounter

Enrichments

Jolly Phonics

What is Jolly Phonics?

Jolly Phonics is a fun and child-centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, the multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers, enabling students to be able to have very good foundation for phonics and reading literacy.

Letter Sound Order

The sounds are taught in a specific order (not alphabetically). This enables children to begin building words as early as possible.

How does Jolly Phonics work?

Using a synthetic phonics approach, Jolly Phonics teaches children the five key skills for reading and writing. Complemented by Jolly Readers and Jolly Grammar, it provides a thorough foundation for teaching literacy over three years in school.

Montessori

Our Montessori classroom for ages 18 months through 6 years old is a “living room” for children. Children choose their work from among the self-correcting materials displayed on open shelves, and they work in specific work areas. Over a period of time, the children develop into a “normalized community,” working with high concentration and few interruptions. Normalization is the process whereby a child moves from being undisciplined to self-disciplined, from disordered to ordered, from distracted to focused, through work in the environment. The process occurs though repeated work with materials that captivate the child’s attention. For some children, this inner change may take place quite suddenly, leading to deep concentration. In the Montessori classroom, academic competency is a means to an end, and the manipulatives are viewed as “materials for development.”

Arts & Crafts

Ilham Child Care has customised an in-house arts & crafts programme for our students. Art is a fundamental medium that children develop a sense of expression, communication and creativity. Our programme cultivates these traits which are instrumental in helping each child grows and prepare himself for the world ahead, nurturing his imagination, versatility, self-awareness, motivation, confidence and independence along the way.

Music & Movement

Ilham Child Care has customised an in-house music & movement programme and is specially created for pre-schoolers. Students will be introduced to different musical instruments as well different genre of music. They will also be introduced to different variety of dance movements.

Speech & Drama

Ilham Child Care has customised an in-house speech & drama English language programme. The program is meant to empower children during their landmark years by equipping them with skills to chart their own journey of discovery.

Martial Arts

Ilham Child Care has engaged an external vendor Kali Majapahit to run its martial arts programme. Students will learn basic martial art movements as well as engaged in physical exercises through this program.

Cookery

Ilham Child Care has customised an in-house cookery program which is not only fun and engaging for students but one that has been used for years as an important teaching and developmental tool for pre-schoolers. Hands – on cooking will develop them in areas of socialemotional development, physical development, cognitive development and language development.

Malay Immersion Program

Malay immersion program teaches children history, culture and traditions of the Malays through a unique IBL approach. Students will also learn morals and values through folktales as well as evergreen songs.

Training of Staff

All our staffs meet training requirements set by ECDA. From time to time, teachers will upgrade their expertise. In addition, they meet weekly to discuss developments and lesson plans. We also conduct internal professional development once a week whereby teacher will learn various aspect of Early Childhood.

Training of Staff

All our staffs meet training requirements set by ECDA. From time to time, teachers will upgrade their expertise. In addition, they meet weekly to discuss developments and lesson plans. We also conduct internal professional development once a week whereby teacher will learn various aspect of Early Childhood.

Teacher-Child Ratio

The teacher-child ratio for our centre is within the guidelines set by the ECDA. The following is the teacher-child ratio for our centres:

LevelAgeStaff-Child Ratio
PGBetween 18 months - 30 months1:8
K1/K2Above 4 years1:20
N1Between 30 months - 4 years1:12
N2Between 3 years - 4 years1:15