Whole­some learn­ing for kids

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - EDUCATION GUIDE -

SINCE Krista opened its doors some 15 years ago, thou­sands of young chil­dren have ben­e­fited from its won­der­ful pro­grammes and mean­ing­ful ac­tiv­i­ties.

Krista Bukit An­tara­bangsa Se­lan­gor op­er­a­tor Stephanie Fer­nan­dez shares her thoughts on the Krista Ca­pa­ble Pro­gramme, “The Krista Preschool Pro­gramme has been suc­cess­ful as it has been care­fully de­signed to cater to chil­dren from di­verse back­grounds and up­bring­ing and is age-ap­pro­pri­ate.

“The chil­dren’s progress can be seen within a few months and par­ents are also very sat­is­fied with their young chil­dren’s abil­ity to con­verse both in English and Ba­hasa Malaysia.

“Cre­ative role-play ac­tiv­i­ties and sen­so­rial ex­pe­ri­ences that are part of the pro­gramme have helped tremen­dously in the over­all de­vel­op­men­tal progress in the kids.”

Krista un­der­stands the unique­ness and the dif­fer­ent needs of each child and pro­vides the right con­ducive en­vi­ron­ment and ex­pe­ri­ences so he may be nur­tured to ma­ture into a bal­anced, re­source­ful, suc­cess­ful and won­der­ful in­di­vid­ual.

Krista’s Ca­pa­ble Pro­gramme fo­cuses on in­di­vid­u­al­ity, ef­fec­tive ac­qui­si­tion of knowl­edge, char­ac­ter build­ing and achiev­ing com­pe­tency. It is de­signed to pro­mote all-round, healthy de­vel­op­ment for the child dur­ing the early childhood years and car­ried out in a fun, ex­cit­ing and cre­ative en­vi­ron­ment.

The Ca­pa­ble Pro­gramme opens the minds of chil­dren to the work­ings and won­ders of the world they live in. They also get to ex­plore and ex­pe­ri­ence other es­sen­tial as­pects of their de­vel­op­ment. It is geared to­wards pro­vid­ing a spring­board for the child to be­come a well-bal­anced and “to­tal” per­son in his later years.

Krista books and teach­ing ma­te­ri­als are tai­lored ac­cord­ing to var­i­ous learn­ing and ex­pe­ri­ence stages. Chil­dren at the ten­der age of three are gen­tly in­tro­duced to the path of learn­ing and ex­pe­ri­ence in a most fun and en­joy­able way us­ing its “Fun” book se­ries.

Four-year olds are a cu­ri­ous lot and Krista pro­vides the op­por­tu­nity for them to dis­cover the world around them through its “Dis­cov­er­ing” book se­ries.

At the age of five where kids have more ques­tions than one can an­swer, Krista leads them through the “Ex­plor­ing” book se­ries be­fore they progress more ag­gres­sively into the “Study” book se­ries at six. This se­ries pre­pares chil­dren for a smooth tran­si­tion to pri­mary school ed­u­ca­tion.

The Krista Ca­pa­ble Pro­gramme is sup­ported by Krista’s day-to-day teach­ers’ guide, Krista work­books, trained prin­ci­pals and teach­ers, fun and en­joy­able ex­tracur­ric­u­lar ac­tiv­i­ties and the use of themes and Montes­sori meth­ods.

The Krista e-Dis­cov­ery Pro­gramme, an in-house com­puter pro­gramme, fo­cuses on a com­bi­na­tion of log­i­cal, lin­guis­tic, vis­ual as well as mu­si­cal in­tel­li­gence. It lends sup­port to the aca­demic cur­ricu­lum and gives the chil­dren use­ful IT ex­po­sure.

Krista’s Ca­pa­ble Pro­gramme also pro­vides for parental in­volve­ment where there are op­por­tu­ni­ties for par­ents to in­ter­act with one another. In­creased con­ti­nu­ity be­tween a child’s home and preschool pro­gramme and ac­tiv­i­ties will con­trib­ute greatly to smoother so­cial ad­just­ment and bet­ter school per­for­mance.

“Krista Pusat Ban­dar Pu­tra Per­mai (PBPP) is a won­der­ful preschool with a per­son­able, ded­i­cated and car­ing team. Our child, Ni­cholas, has learned so much and has de­vel­oped to be­come a con­fi­dent in­di­vid­ual since at­tend­ing this kinder­garten. It’s the ex­tra qual­ity care that makes it a spe­cial place.

“As par­ents, we have al­ways found the con­nec­tion and com­mu­ni­ca­tion be­tween the staff and us to be open at all times. We have seen how our child has de­vel­oped im­por­tant so­cial skills and con­fi­dence through struc­tured ac­tiv­i­ties un­der the guid­ance of the ded­i­cated staff and this he will need as he jour­neys on in his school­ing life,” says Ber­nice Ler.

For de­tails, call 03-2141 7575, log on to www.krista.com.my or e-mail info@krista.com. my for a list­ing of all Krista cen­tres.

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