The early learning center at the Singapore American School (SAS) takes a Reggio Emilia-inspired approach to early learning with a focus on inquiry and project-based learning. Young students at SAS learn how to: collaborate, ask questions, investigate, and learn about things that genuinely matter to them, allowing for deep connections and meaningful learning that is created in context.
The Curriculum includes:
– Daily Chinese language classes with integrated with perceptual-motor classes, so that children learn the Chinese language as they participate in active movement.
– Units of inquiry which involve integrated conceptually based projects
– Perceptual-motor skills development in “Move and Groove”
SAS has a beautiful library at the early learning center that is specially curated for young minds and to mirror our units of inquiry. Students have library lessons once a week and can borrow books of their choice.
An advantage of being part of a large school is the fantastic facilities and expertise available! Depending on their areas of inquiry and interest, SAS youngest learners can head over to their school’s very own 1.6-acre rainforest to learn more about nature, the high school art studio for a hands-on experience with ceramics, and other forms of visual arts from their resident experts, or their high school robotics lab to talk to their high school robotics teacher and students to learn more about robotics and mechanical engineering.
Children learn best when they are genuinely engaged and having fun! All learning experiences and activities at SAS are designed to encourage children’s natural curiosity and wonder, and provoke questions and investigations so that any new knowledge or discovery is co-constructed by children themselves and deeply meaningful to them.
Young students and teachers at the Early Learning Center At Singapore American School come together each day to investigate, ideate, build relationships!
Youngest learners in preschool and prekindergarten.
From dancing and painting to imagining and exploring, to listening and questioning; the possibilities for expression at SAS are endless.