Early Childhood Education at Sekolah Pelita Harapan
The first six years of a child’s life is a critical period of development that forms the foundation of their future. Over the past decade, there has been an increasing awareness of the importance of Early Childhood Education. UNESCO states that “it is in the early childhood period that children develop their basic values, attitudes, skills, behaviours, and habits, which may be long lasting.” It is no doubt that Early Childhood Education is one of the best investments that parents can seek for their children’s future.
Sekolah Pelita Harapan Lippo Village offers an excellent Early Childhood Education program for children ages 1-6 years old. The school’s method of teaching and learning focuses on four areas of development: Cognitive, Social-Emotional, Physical, and Spiritual. Each level in the program is designed to be age-appropriate to focus on the most important skills children are learning at each of their developmental stages.
For children aged 1-2 years old, the school offers a Mom & Child class which is designed to nurture the bond between child and parent in creative ways. It lays the foundation for language & basic math concepts through music, play, songs, stories, and rhymes.
Children aged 2-3 years old enter the Pre-Kindy class full of fun, sensory activities that are designed to stimulate all their senses. In this class, children learn about routines and acceptable social behaviour, as well as advance their fine and gross motor skills.
Finally, for children 3-5 years old, the school offers Kindergarten classes. Research has shown that children’s brains develop best through play which is why the school takes an inquiry and play-based approach to learning. In the Kindy classes, children explore the world around them through hands-on activities, observations, simple projects, and field trips. Songs and motions are often used to help teach the beginning stages of math and learning how to read.
The teachers are all professionally certified and are continually pursuing further education to make sure they are prepared to effectively help your child grow. But most importantly, they work tirelessly to make sure every child knows they are safe and cared for.
At SPH, they create a fun, safe, and stimulating learning environment for young children to have the best early childhood experience they can get!