Bright Starts III continues to offer segments of Open Learning and experience-based academic modules (relating to reading, writing, numeracy and a second language). It is bolstered by the inclusion of two new components, which may be described as follows:
- Emotional Intelligence through Drama and Role-Play
- Cooking and the Preparation of Simple Meals
- Money & Time Skills
- Self-Help Skills (e.g. managing buttons and zips, cleaning up)
The PROJECT APPROACH (SCIENCE)
- Observing, Investigating and Measuring Phenomena
- Reasoning by Prediction, Deduction or Inference
- Representing Ideas, Concepts and Results through art, pictures and words
Bright Starts III is conducted as a daily programme. The subjects covered in the experience-based academic modules are:
Mondays: Language Arts, Numicon Mathematics and The Project ApproachTuesdays: Letters, Phonics and Learning-to-ReadWednesdays: Mandarin and The Project ApproachThursdays: Mandarin and The Project ApproachFridays: Language Arts, Science and TheProject Approach
PARENT / CAREGIVER INVOLVEMENT
Children who are attending school for the first time without the accompaniment of their parents and caregivers may have separation anxiety.
Language ArtParents and caregivers are encouraged to co-operate with Wee Care educators to assure their children and to help them to settle down in school.
A Profile of Progress, showing some of the lessons taught and more importantly, the different categories of the individual child’s development, will be made available to all parents at the end of each semester.
CLASS SIZE and EDUCATOR-CHILD RATIO
Each class can only accommodate a maximum of fifteen (15) children, who are led and taught by three (3) Wee Care educators.