At Small World Christian Kindergarten, learning is a joyful, motivating, fun, and engaging exploration that opens up a world of wonder for young children where their curiosity and personal interests can flourish. With developmentally appropriate, teacher-scaffolded and child-initiated experiences, each child may develop, at their own pace, their knowledge and skills, leading to an increasing understanding of themselves, others, God and His creation.
We aim to develop the whole child, using Christ’s development, as summarised in Luke 2:52, as our model: He grew “in wisdom (academically), in stature (physically), in favour with God (spiritually), and in favour with man (socially).”
The four “cornerstones” of Small World’s Biblical Curriculum are:
Children can know:
- God our Creator.
- that God is our heavenly Father.
- that Jesus is God with us.
- the Scriptures (God’s word).
These foundations underpin the children’s overall learning experience at Small World.
International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC)’s Four Learning Strands:
- Independence and Interdependence
This strand focuses on developing personal, social and emotional development. It is linked to the IEYC’s eight Personal Goals ― enquiry, adaptability, resilience, morality, communication, thoughtfulness, cooperation and respect, and to the IEYC International Dimension ― experiences that enable children to develop knowledge and an increasing understanding beyond that related to their own nationality and identity and of the independence and interdependence of people, countries and cultures.
This strand focuses on developing a broad range of communication skills including language development, early literacy, early mathematics, ICT and computing, expressive arts and creativity.
This strand focuses on developing the skills of enquiry through exploring people and the world.
- Healthy Living and Physical Well-Being
This strand focuses on developing a positive attitude to health, self-care and physical activity.
For Mandarin, children have daily opportunities to develop their listening and speaking skills through role-play, song, games and conversation. We aim to inspire a joyful, practical approach to learning in Mandarin, laying the foundation for further language development in later years.