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Early Years Centre

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Early Years Centre (EYC) is a new model for pre-school service that guarantee a Kindergarten 1 place in a nearby partner MOE Kindergarten, in the year that the child turns 5. It offers pre-school programme for children aged two months to 4 years.

 

My First Skool has planned for three EYCs, with two of them opening by mid 2018 and the other one opening by mid 2019.

 

The EYC Programme

 

Early Stepping Stones: Supporting Responsive Relationships & Building Core Life-Skills for Life & Learning – from Infants (Crib) to Kindergarteners

 

We believe that children are born with the innate ability to learn, and in our nurturing pre-school environment, will co-construct knowledge together with their teachers. The My First Skool Early Years Programme is specially-designed for infants aged 2 months to young children up to 4 years old and is built on the proven relationships-based curriculum. The emphasis is on fostering the bond between child and teacher and to enhance your child’s well-being, sense of autonomy, independence and a sense of agency.

 

When children have opportunities to develop executive function and self-regulation skills, both crucial for learning and development. We encourage children to draw observations from the things they experience every day and in turn pique their interests to explore and discover more.

 

As the children grow, the programme transitions to prepare them for their journey into the kindergarten years where we use PETAL© (Playing, Exploring, Thinking and Applying Learning) as an approach to build on children’s learning experiences around themes and topics of interest. This inquiry-based learning further deepens the child’s curiosity, the ability to question, investigate and discover the world around them.

 

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Aerial view of EYC at Punggol Drive/Punggol Place

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Reception of EYC at Punggol Drive/Punggol Place

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Early Years Centres(s)

Partner MOE Kindergarten(s)

My First Skool at 2 Punggol Drive
(Opening in mid 2018)

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MOE Kindergarten @ Punggol View

MOE Kindergarten @ Punggol Cove
(Opening in 2018)

MOE Kindergarten @ New Primary School along Punggol Centre 
(Opening in 2020)

My First Skool at Blk 659A Punggol East
(Opening in mid 2018)

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MOE Kindergarten @ Waterway (Opening in 2018)

My First Skool at Punggol Bayview
(Opening in 2019)

MOE Kindergarten @ Punggol Cove (Opening in 2018)

My First Skool (MFS) is collaborating with MOE Kindergarten to provide a continuum of quality and affordable pre-school education for children aged two months to six years through a new model for pre-school services. In this collaboration, MFS operates an Early Years Centre to provide infant care and childcare services for children aged two months to four years. Five and six-year-old children will then continue their Kindergarten 1 (K1) and Kindergarten 2 (K2) programme at a partner MOE Kindergarten. This new model will help to increase the number of quality and affordable pre-school places in Punggol, so as to support the needs of young families in the area.

Children enrolled in EYC can expect to go through the same curriculum as other My First Skool centres from 0-4 years old.

Both My First Skool and MOE Kindergarten’s programmes are fully aligned with the Ministry of Social and Family Development Early Years Development Framework and the MOE’s Nurturing Early Learners Framework in Singapore.

All the children in EYC will be guaranteed a space in the MOE Kindergarten(s). To facilitate positive transition experiences for children, children and their parents will be invited to an orientation session organised at the partner MOE Kindergarten before the start of their K1 year. At the orientation, children will meet with their kindergarten teachers and classmates and this will be helpful in introducing them to the new learning environment. Parents are also invited to accompany their children to the MOE Kindergarten on the first two days of Term 1 to help their child through the routines in the MOE Kindergarten.

The MOE Kindergarten programme is a 4-hour programme with care services available should parents require a full-day programme for their child.

All eligible Singaporean children enrolled in Nursery in the MFS Early Years Centre will be guaranteed a K1 place in one of the partner MOE Kindergartens. Your child will enrol in the partner MOE Kindergarten through a pre-admissions phase of the MOE Kindergarten Registration Exercise, conducted during his/her Nursery year.

The mapping of Early Years Centre to partner MOE Kindergartens is as indicated:

Early Years Centres(s)

Partner MOE Kindergarten(s)

My First Skool(estimated to be in operation in 2019) Punggol Bayview (address TBC)

MOE Kindergarten @ Punggol Cove(Opens in 2018)

My First Skool(estimated to be in operation in 2018) Along Punggol Drive/Punggol Place (address TBC)

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MOE Kindergarten @ Punggol Cove(Opens in 2018) MOE Kindergarten @ Punggol View MOE Kindergarten @ New Primary School along Punggol Central (near Sumang LRT)(Opens in 2020)

My First Skool (estimated to be in operation in 2018) Waterway Sunray (address TBC)

MOE Kindergarten @ Waterway(Opens in 2018)

You may request to be transferred to other MFS centres, however, successful enrolment will be dependent on the centre’s vacancies.

Under the EYC model, the child will only be guaranteed a place to the MOE Kindergarten(s) mapped to the centre. Parents can choose not to accept the guaranteed place at the partner MK and they can indicate this during the pre-admissions phase of the MK Registration Exercise, which will be conducted during the start of their child’s N2 year. If they wish to enrol their child in another MK, it will be subjected to availability.