New guidelines for pre-school learning Feb25

New guidelines for p...

SINGAPORE – To allay the concerns of parents and educators, the Ministry of Education (MOE) launched a new version of the Kindergarten Curriculum Framework on Feb 20, highlighting the learning outcomes of pre-school education. It gives a better idea of what children need to learn by the...

Preschool: The Most Important Grade Jan03

Preschool: The Most ...

W. Steven Barnett and Jason T. Hustedt Research findings confirm the long-term benefits of early education and offer some options for integrating the existing patchwork of U.S. public and private preK programs into a uniform system that provides a high-quality early education to all young...

New Kindergarten Curriculum Framework Feb22

New Kindergarten Cur...

SINGAPORE: Parents and educators will have a better idea of what children need to learn by the end of Kindergarten 2. That’s contained in the refreshed Kindergarten Curriculum Framework that places greater emphasis on helping children develop social and emotional skills. School isn’t all...

Transition from preschool to primary school should not be stark Dec01

Transition from pres...

SINGAPORE – Minister of State for Social and Family Development, Halimah Yacob, said the transition between preschool and primary school should not be so stark that children find it difficult to adapt. Speaking to the media on the sidelines of a community in Jurong on Sunday, Mdm Halimah...

The importance of early education Nov25

The importance of ea...

Forty-six years ago a working-class town in Michigan began a program that changed lives. “Mind-blowing,” one scholar called it at Harvard last week. The Perry Preschool was a program for 3- and 4-year-olds that used a problem-solving approach to learning, a focus on social development, and...

If Only Singaporeans Stopped to Think Nov12

If Only Singaporeans...

These are some of the findings from a new report, Starting Well, published by the Economist Intelligence Unit and commissioned by the Lien Foundation. The research ranks the preschool environments in 45 countries. Singapore ranks 29th, below countries such as Chile (20th) and Greece (27th)....