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INTERNATIONAL PRESCHOOL AND CHILDCARE CURRICULUM

    THE WHITE LODGE WAY

    Seek first to understand, then to accept.

    Then you must follow before you can lead.

    Only then will you enjoy success.

    White Lodge stems from the shared efforts of its dedicated members of staff, and the passion and direction from the Founder, Ms Jayne Nadarajoo. The curriculum is deeply rooted in the most current theories and research in early childhood education practices which is adopted from principles of High Scope, Reggio Emilia and Howard Gardner.

    This is coupled with careful consideration given to the children’s shared interest and developmental needs and milestones. The curriculum is delivered through the following subjects:

    • Arts & Craft
    • Sensory Activities
    • Drama
    • Music and Movement
    • Gross and Fine Motor Activities
    • Literacy
    • Numeracy
    • Science
    • Languages
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    Key qualities

    Our ultimate goal with all the children that enter our doors at any White Lodge preschool or childcare centre is to encourage in them these qualities:

    • The love of learning
    • Confidence and curiosity
    • Good communication skills
    • Love and security
    • High self-worth and self-esteem
    • Respect for themselves, others and the environment
    • Independence and identity
    • positive conflict resolution skills
    • Interest in the world around them

    There are a number of planned activities which involve all members of the community, children, parents and staff. These planned activities help to strengthen the community. Examples of the activities we undertake at White Lodge include our annual concert, book week, festival celebrations, UN Day and an art exhibition.

    White Lodge is also a nut free school and we promote healthy eating habits by providing food with all the required nutrients for our children.

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    Mandarin curriculum

    The Mandarin curriculum is unique to White Lodge and is based on the Singapore Kindergarten and Primary School frameworks.

    With a dedicated Head of Mandarin, the fun-filled Mandarin programme aims to provide children with maximum exposure to the language, culture and history. With twice daily teaching of Mandarin at all White Lodge centres, the children have an extensive opportunity to increase their knowledge and proficiency of Mandarin. 

    Classroom activities include: 

    • Storytelling
    • Singing songs
    • Play-acting
    • Reading program
    • Rhythms
    • Writing
    • Art projects
    • Movement and performances

    All students from White Lodge are provided with a great foundation for the continued learning of Mandarin as a second language.

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    The most critical time of brain development is in the first 5 years as what happens early in life lasts a lifetime. This means that we can influence a generation in 5 years. So at White Lodge, we have developed a unique way how we teach our young children, how we support families, how we teach our teachers and help them understand that they have great influence on the children daily.
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