READY FOR THE FU­TURE

Look­ing for a preschool with a dif­fer­ence? Mul­berry Learn­ing nur­tures well-rounded chil­dren with imag­i­na­tive minds, pos­i­tive at­ti­tudes and strength of char­ac­ter.

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Not all preschools are the same. At the award-win­ning Mul­berry Learn­ing, chil­dren aged one month to six years are taken on an ex­pe­ri­en­tial learn­ing jour­ney, dur­ing which they de­velop next-gen­er­a­tion skills to pre­pare them for the fu­ture.

Mul­berry Learn­ing is the first preschool net­work in the world to be cer­ti­fied by The In­sti­tute for Habits of Mind in the USA. It cur­rently op­er­ates 10 cen­tres in Sin­ga­pore, in ar­eas like Alexan­dra, Choa Chu Kang, Cairn­hill, Toa Payoh, Wood­lands and Shen­ton Way. It also has two cen­tres in Aus­tralia and a preschool cam­pus in China.

HOLIS­TIC LEARN­ING FOR PRESCHOOL­ERS

The vi­sion of Mul­berry Learn­ing is to nur­ture well-rounded chil­dren with imag­i­na­tive minds, pos­i­tive at­ti­tudes and strength of char­ac­ter.

Its re­search-based ped­a­gogy, em­bod­ied in the four pil­lars of iLearn, iEx­plore, iDevelop, and iEx­pe­ri­ence, has in­flu­enced the lives of thou­sands of chil­dren and par­ents over the years.

It in­volves a unique blend of Reg­gio Emilia-in­spired project learn­ing, Mul­ti­ple In­tel­li­gences (by Howard Gard­ner, Pro­fes­sor of Ed­u­ca­tionat Har­vard Grad­u­ate School of Ed­u­ca­tion) and Habits of Mind (by Arthur Costa, Emer­i­tus Pro­fes­sor of Ed­u­ca­tion at Cal­i­for­nia State Univer­sity).

Mul­berry Learn­ing of­fers a bilin­gual learn­ing en­vi­ron­ment, with English as the main lan­guage and Chi­nese as the sec­ond lan­guage, and pro­vides vi­brant Reg­gio Emilia-in­spired learn­ing spa­ces for the chil­dren.

WHAT PAR­ENTS SAY ABOUT MUL­BERRY LEARN­ING

Mul­berry Learn­ing’s child-cen­tric, skills­based learn­ing frame­work de­vel­ops pre-school­ers holis­ti­cally. The chil­dren are ex­cited to learn about any­thing and ev­ery­thing, are mo­ti­vated to ask ques­tions and ex­plore the world around them, and ac­quire in­tel­li­gent think­ing habits that ac­cel­er­ate their learn­ing.

They also build ex­pert knowl­edge in both English and Chi­nese, as well as in math­e­mat­ics and other fields – all while forg­ing new friend­ships and hav­ing plenty of fun.

As well as de­vel­op­ing nextgen­er­a­tion skills that pre­pare them for the fu­ture, chil­dren who grad­u­ate from Mul­berry Learn­ing find the tran­si­tion to pri­mary school a lot eas­ier.

Just ask Shandy Tang, whose son grad­u­ated from Mul­berry Learn­ing in 2016: “Xuan Zheng had a smooth tran­si­tion to Pri­mary 1, thanks to the strong foun­da­tion in lit­er­acy ac­quired while at Mul­berry Learn­ing. He also per­formed well aca­dem­i­cally through­out the year. Be­sides top­ping his class, he re­ceived the MOE ed­u­ca­tion merit award. All his teach­ers say that he is a bril­liant boy with a vi­brant imag­i­na­tion and an in­quir­ing mind.

“Xuan Zheng of­ten rem­i­nisces about the time he en­joyed at Mul­berry Learn­ing with his friends and teach­ers. Xuan Zheng’s younger brother will be fol­low­ing in his foot­steps and join­ing Mul­berry Learn­ing in 2019. We are con­fi­dent that he will also ben­e­fit from Mul­berry Learn­ing’s com­pre­hen­sive and holis­tic devel­op­ment pro­gramme.”

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