The heart of our Early Years Eduplay Program is the Montessori-based curriculum integrated with Thematic approach of learning.
Curriculum for toddler (1.5-2.5 years old)
Montessori: Practical life . Sensorial . Language . Maths . Culture Thematic units: Language . Story . Music & Movement . Art exploration . Craft . Numbers . Shapes . Colours . Physical activity Jolly phonics . Outdoor play . Field trips
Curriculum for preschool (2.5-4 years old)
Montessori: Practical life . Sensorial . Language . Maths . Culture Thematic units: Language . Show & tell . Story . Music & Movement . Art exploration . Craft . Cognitive . Science . Pre-writing . Physical activity Jolly phonics . Mandarin . Values . Outdoor play . Field trips
Curriculum for kindergarten (4-6 years old)
Montessori: Practical life . Sensorial . Language . Maths . Culture Thematic units: Language . Show & tell . Story . Music & Movement . Art exploration . Craft . Cognitive . Science . Writing . Physical activity Jolly phonics . Mandarin . Bahasa Malaysia . Values . Outdoor play . Field trips
The child starts his day with free play or art exploration. A morning circle gathers the children and teachers for greetings, songs and sharing; followed by outdoor playtime. A healthy snack welcomes the children when they return. After washing up, the children gather into small groups for the day’s activities: art & craft, music & movement, storytime, phonics, sensorial and practical life exercises, language, maths or thematic activities. A closing circle brings the children to the end of school day and it is time to go home after yet another happy day.
A holistic way of learning that reflects the real world, whereby different areas of the curriculum are connected together and integrated within a theme. Learning is more natural and interactive as children are able to have fun, more actively involved and develop learning skills more quickly as each one is connected to and reinforced by the other.
The thematic units that we have carefully selected revolves around the natural wonder of children and interests about the world around them.
Here are some examples of the thematic units that we have explored:
Five senses . My Favourite Food . Pet Animals . Under the Sea . Things that Go . Community Helpers . Sports . In the Garden . Nature . Planet Earth . Space . Friendship . Feelings . Staying Healthy . Safety . At the Farm . Grocery Store . Bakery . Camping . My home & family . Buildings & Houses . Birds . Music . Pirates & Treasures . Around the World . Fairy Tales . All About Me . Bugs & Butterflies . Rainforests . Recycling . Dinosaurs . Weather & Seasons . Continents (Multi-cultural) . Zoo animals . In the Pond . Animal Habitats / Ecosystems
We cover 8-10 thematic units in one academic year.
The Montessori Method of education, developed by Dr. Maria Montessori, is a child-centered educational approach based on the scientific observations of children from birth to adulthood. It is a view of the child as one who is naturally eager for knowledge and capable of initiating learning in a supportive, thoughtfully prepared learning environment.