The world is too competitive. Just having a good education is necessary but not sufficient for success. Creativity and innovativeness are critical for future success. Creativity is tied to one’s unique talent. Without talent in a particular area, it is impossible to be creative.
Apple founder Steve Jobs did not graduate from university and Alibaba founder Jack Ma may not be academically accomplished. By traditional education standards where success is synonymous with good grades, they have both failed! Yet they are successful figures in their field today because they were given the opportunity to realise their unique talents.
At ChildFirst, we cultivate your child’s unique talent through our Multiple Intelligences (MI) curriculum based on Harvard University Professor Howard Gardner’s research. Your child will be engaged in over 100 MI activities every year that are designed to continuously exercise your child’s mind and strengthen his/her unique talents.
Harvard University Professor Howard Gardner’s famous Theory of Multiple Intelligences (MI) states that every child has eight types of intelligences.
You may be able to identify some of your child’s intelligences.
Our muscles get strengthened with regular exercise. Similarly, your child’s intelligences develop with regular exercise. As a result, their dominant intelligences become stronger and their weaker intelligences can also be awakened.
At ChildFirst, we have 100 MI activities to exercise their intelligences every year (different ones for each age group). These 100 MI activities are grouped under 10 themes with one theme per month. Here are some examples of our themes.
Each of the 10 MI activities within a theme is designed to exercise certain intelligence(s). For example, in “The World of Animals” theme, an animal story would be used to develop their Linguistic Intelligence. Another activity to use their body to act out various animal movements would develop their Bodily-Kinesthetic Intelligence. A craft activity using recycled materials to make an animal of their choice would develop their Spatial Intelligence. Singing an animal song and making various animal noises would develop their Musical Intelligence. Observing animal videos followed by a field trip to the zoo would develop their Naturalist Intelligence. Raising funds and deciding which animal conservation funds to donate to would develop their Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Intelligences. Grouping animals into various types (such as land, sea and air or the number of legs) would develop their Logical-Mathematical Intelligence.
At ChildFirst, our MI curriculum makes learning fun for all kinds of children!
English is an international language and the first language in Singapore. Being competent in English is essential for academic and future success. Through show-and-tell in the classroom, role play in the speech and drama room, and our “little announcer” programme, ChildFirst builds up your child’s verbal communication skills and confidence in public speaking. Our curriculum also includes phonics and reading. We inculcate a love of reading through exposure to good English literature and encourage your child to express his/her thoughts in words through creative writing and journal documentation.
From PN (18 months) to N1 (3 years old), our focus is on listening, speaking, and building vocabulary. Through show-and-tell in the classroom, role play in the speech and drama room, and music and movement, we build up their verbal communication skills. Phonics is also introduced at this stage, together with pre-writing activities to strengthen children’s muscles for future writing.
Starting from N2 (4 years old), the children will learn to read and write sentences through our phonics and reading programme. Once they establish the relationship between the sounds of the spoken language and the letters of written language, they become skilled readers.
The exposure to a wide range of books also prepares the children for creative writing and journal documentation where they are encouraged to express their thoughts in words and exercise good penmanship. Our K2 children also enjoy being our “little announcer” and making a public presentation to the entire school. The ability to speak confidently is an important life skill.
Writing Creative writing will help them to express their ideas in a written form.
Creative writing will help them to express their ideas in a written form.
Now, let‘s take a tour of our different facilities!
At ChildFirst, our pre-schools are equipped with premium facilities.
At ChildFirst, in our full-day pre-school, your child has the benefit of more time for learning and social interaction with children of the same age. Beyond academics, it is vital that your child is socially and emotionally ready too. Academically competent with a love for learning and
equipped with good social and emotional skills, your child will be ready for Primary school. More importantly, their learning journey at
ChildFirst Pre-school will be fun!
Fees include all programmes detailed above (Phonics, Chinese Rapid Word-Recognition, Coding, plus Multiple Intelligences) for the specified levels. ECDA child care subsidy can be applied to the fees, subject to eligibility.
ChildFirst@Mountbatten and ChildFirst@ King Albert Park
Full Day: $1620 (inclusive of 7% GST)
Half Day: $1240 (inclusive of 7% GST)
Full Day: $1590 (inclusive of 7% GST)
Half Day: $1220 (inclusive of 7% GST)
|Monday to Friday||FULL DAY||HALF DAY, MORNING||HALF DAY, AFTERNOON|
|Mountbatten (PN & N1)||8:00am to 5:00pm||8:00am to 11:00am||2:00pm to 5:00pm|
|Mountbatten (N2, K1 & K2)||8:00am to 5:00pm||8:00am to 11:30am||1:30pm to 5:00pm|
|King Albert Park (PN & N1)||8:30am to 5:30pm||8:30am to 11:30am||2:30pm to 5:30pm|
|King Albert Park (N2, K1 & K2)||8:30am to 5:30pm||8:30am to 12:00pm||2:00pm to 5:30pm|
|Tampines (PN & N1)||8:00am to 5:00pm||8:00am to 11:00am||2:00pm to 5:00pm|
|Tampines (N2, K1 & K2)||8:00am to 5:00pm||8:00am to 11:30am||1:30pm to 5:00pm|
At Childfirst, we believe that being Trilingual in English, Chinese and Coding is important to future-proof your child. We are also strong advocates of developing your child’s unique talents.
The fact that you are reading this website shows that you are a caring parent. You want your child to be happy and successful in life. To achieve this, you must prepare your child for the future world.
However, do you know what the world will be like in 2030?
That is when your child will first start out on his/her career after many years of education and preparation.
We believe the best way to prepare your child for a happy and successful life is to understand what the future world would be like and then future-proof your child.
At ChildFirst, we future-proof your child to be:
• Trilingual in English, Chinese and Coding
English is an international language and the first language in Singapore. Being competent in English is essential for academic and future success.
In your child’s lifetime, China’s position as the World’s top superpower will be enhanced. Being fluent in Chinese language and knowledgeable in Chinese culture will give your child a competitive advantage over monolingual and mono-cultural peers. Since many Singapore families are not providing enough Chinese language and culture exposure at home, ChildFirst provides a half-day English and half-day Chinese immersion environment to cultivate your child’s bilingual and bi-cultural competency.
Our Chinese immersion programme is so effective that many non-Chinese children are speaking and reading Chinese fluently after attending our pre-school.
We live in a world driven by technological innovations. We cannot imagine going back to a world without smart phones.
Your child’s generation will have to solve the global warming and sustainability problem and will likely find the cure for cancer through technological innovations. The invention of machines (Industrial Revolution) enabled human to amplify our physical power.
The invention of the thinking machine, the computer (Information Revolution), enabled human to amplify our brain power. To not use the thinking machine to help us to learn and think better and faster, is like going back to the Stone Age!
At ChildFirst, our curriculum incorporates not only Coding and Robotics, but also STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) for pre-school children. Technology literacy is an important skill required to future-proof your child. Many of the most valued companies today were started by young entrepreneurs who were exposed to technology early in life.
Our Trilingual Plus curriculum is designed to future-proof your child.
The world is too competitive. Just having a good education is necessary but not sufficient for success. To be successful, one must recognise and develop one’s unique talent.
Microsoft founder Bill Gates did not graduate from university and Alibaba founder Jack Ma may not be academically accomplished. By traditional education standards where success is synonymous with good grades, they have both failed! Yet they are successful figures in their field today because they were given the opportunity to realise their unique talents.
Our Plus Multiple Intelligences curriculum will help to realise your child’s unique talents.