Little Ways to Save the Earth - 3Rs Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.
This year PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ Eunos Blk 616 embarked on a recycling project for the Start Small Dream Big (SSDB) initiative. The children were taught on the 3Rs,...
Besides the thematic curriculum that this centre is offering to its children, the staffs are also using teachable moments to develop confident and good character in the children and inculcate good values in them.
They are planning to work with the Singapore Kindness Movement next year to come up with activities and programme to help children learn good values in fun and real situations. They will have opportunities to express these values too.
On top of having a strong parents’ group, they are also planning to get more fathers to be involved in their children’s learning and growing. Some examples would be to encourage fathers to send their children to school or accompany them field trips. In this way, father-child bonding can be strengthened and fathers can get to know and chart their children’s growth and progress. The centre will be undergoing upgrading work in this coming school holiday. It will have a new coat of paint and new doors. Parents and children can expect a more inviting and vibrant environment in 2013.
Programmes to extend children’s learning
In order to inculcate good reading habits and the love for books in the children, the staffs work with the National Library to select suitable books on a termly basis for the children to read in the centre and at home with their parents.
Besides learning from their teachers, children also learn from the centre’s community partners who give talks to the children on topics such as Security, Safety and Pets.
The centre jointly organises events such as Graduation Concert, Sports Day, Teachers’ Day and National Day celebration with other Eunos PCF centres. Such an arrangement promote interaction between the centres, tap on resources and ideas from teachers of the various centres and open up opportunities for children to interact with peers from other centres.
Children from the centre participated in an Art and Craft competition on Recycling organised by NEA this year and though the children were young, they were able to compete to the Semi-Final stage. Besides learning about recycling and having the opportunity to show off their talent, such participation and achievement also help to build the children’s confidence level.