FreshStart Nursery and Preschool
A flexible and child-led project-based and emergent curriculum
- 1 hr1 hour
Our approach to learning is a project-based curriculum that is flexible and emerges from children’s ideas, thoughts, questions, and observations. It leads with the belief that children are full of potential and that creativity and knowledge needs to be brought out using their natural curiosity, as opposed to being achieved by filling in the blanks with information. It encourages children to engage and work with their peers in order to achieve common goals. These goals are based on each child’s individual interests and the teachers act as partners and collaborators. With our curriculum, a simple interest can turn into a long-term project! At Learning Fresh™, our kindergarten program uses the project-based learning and “emergent” curriculum to incorporate individual learning standards. Through daily, weekly, and monthly projects, children learn specific content, but in a more meaningful way. Once children enter kindergarten, their preschool experiences will have them well-prepared so they can take on the major education milestones that are necessary to meet during this important time. FRESHSTART also emphasize on socialization and emotional development. The emphasis on each child’s respect, responsibility, exploration, and self-expression allow a child to develop self-esteem and build confidence inside and outside the school environment. In classrooms, individualized attention is given to each child in order to make sure they are on track with their development and growth. Our teachers are actively listening, observing, and documenting with photos and descriptions of their development process. Parents and teachers communicate and work with one another on a daily basis through various communication tools to ensure that each child is on the right path. In this setting, children are offered broad experiences in areas such as literacy, mathematics, science, and social studies. As children gain further independence, the curriculum changes from an “emergent” curriculum to a “negotiated” curriculum. This “negotiated” curriculum allows and encourages children to work together with their teacher to create a new path of knowledge and discovery.
Arcoris Mont Kiara, Jalan Kiara, Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur, Federal Territory of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia