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EVERY CHILD HAPPY

EVERY CHILD LEARNING

SPECIALIST PROGRAMS STIMULATE DEVELOPMENT

Specialist music, languages and Smart Steps programs

At Stamford American, our teachers are early learning specialists and their knowledge and experience complements the built environment to ensure every child is happy, involved and learning.

Our early learning curriculum is guided by the USA Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework which starts at birth and outlines the skills, behaviours and concepts that our program fosters in children. 

At Stamford American, we recognize the importance of allowing children to be children. Child initiated and teacher guided experiences enhance language development, social competence, creativity, imagination, and thinking skills. These experiences are supported by developmentally appropriate best practice and start the journey towards academic success. 

Our teachers carefully monitor children's learning by using Teaching Strategies Gold Software which is an authentic, ongoing oberservational system for monitoring children's progress and development. As their educators, we observe their behavior and provide thoughtful engagement to take them to their natural next step. This progression is recorded and regularly shared with families. 

SPECIALIST LANGUAGES IN MANDARIN OR SPANISH FROM 18 MONTHS

As an important part of the curriculum, Stamford American offers two of the most widely spoken languages globally - Mandarin and Spanish. From 18 months, (Pre-Nursery), families have a choice of daily and bilingual options. Our well established English/Mandarin bilingual program offers more intensive instruction in developing excellent communication skills in both English and Mandarin. Equal daily exposure to both languages results in the greatest possible proficiency and confidence in both the spoken and written language.  As we develop our bilingual program further,  we have the resources to implement English/Spanish bilingual instruction as the next phase in our program.

SPECIALIST SUZUKI VIOLIN FROM AGE 3, AND CELLO FROM AGE 5

Music not only  helps to develop a child’s senses and self-expression, it has a direct link to mental development, intelligence and memory. Stamford American is the first school in Singapore to offer the world-renowned Suzuki Violin Program from the young age of 3, with the option to progress to the cello from the age of 5. Playing stringed instruments improves concentration, and combined with the Suzuki philosophy of encouragement, listening and learning with others, fosters emotional awareness and creative development.

SPECIALIST PHYSICAL EDUCATION 'SMART STEPS' FROM 18 MONTHS

Research shows, innovative physical education programs from a young age, exploit the strong link between the development of children’s gross motor skills and the physical impact of aptitudes in the classroom. Stamford American identifies with this philosophy so sought to engage an exclusive relationship with the highly respected Gill Connell, the founder of SMART Steps and the Perceptual Motor Program (PMP).  From age 2 (Nursery), our students start with SMART Steps, which is a program designed to enhance key movement patterns essential for successful body and brain development. Through Kindergarten, children progress to the Perceptual Motor Program, assessing each child’s development on a weekly basis to build skills that support reading, writing, focus, perceptual awareness and attention development. Gill Connell personally coaches and mentors our teaching practitioners to deliver a high quality and robust program.

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