Pre-school

Playschool

We believe that it is never too early to start learning. But instead of learning in a rigorous and rigidly structured traditional classroom environment, young children thrive when they learn through play. It is through play that they get to explore the world around them, be exposed to myriad sights, sounds and smells, and get to interact with both adults and their peers in a non-threatening environment. Instead of having organised lessons for children as young as 1 year of age, which many people rightly criticise as putting too much pressure and stress on young learners, playschool is not about academics but rather about encouraging sensory-motor and social development.

So what exactly is it that children do in playschool? There are no tests, no drills, and no grades. For 1-2 hours, children are instead placed in an environment that is well-suited for supervised play. Our trained playschool supervisors are on hand at all times to ensure the safety of the children. Our playschool area contains a number of different “rooms” or “play areas” that children are free to explore and play in, whether by themselves or with their newfound friends. These areas focus on different aspects of a toddler’s development: from developing gross motor skills, to encouraging group play, to exposure to language and the development of listening skills, among others.

Rest assured that all the toys and materials found in our playschool are certified as child-friendly and suitable for their age level. Parents are also allowed to observe their children in playschool, and are even encouraged to step in and participate in playschool activities from time to time.

Teaching Methodology

Our ALEC playschool staff are well-trained and qualified to supervise playschool. Unlike regular teachers that take the lead when it comes to lessons, our staff act more as facilitators that motivate children, explain how things work, give words of encouragement, and makes sure that all the toddlers get along well with their peers. Our staff also ensure that the place is safe at all times: they break up fights, organise toys, take proactive steps to prevent accidents, etc.