Meet Our Early Learning Village Principals!

It Takes A Village To Raise A Child

Children need to feel safe, secure, and happy in a nurturing environment in order to develop a positive attitude and thrive as lifelong learners. With trust and security, developed through an open partnership between home and school, vital to each child’s success.

Stamford American Early Learning Village is specially designed for the preschool years, from Pre-Nursery to Kindergarten 2, and welcomes children aged 2 months to 6 years.

Meet The Educators Behind Our Early Learning Village

We understand how important it is for you to meet with the teachers and principals behind the wonderful work we do at the Early Learning Village and we don’t want COVID-19 to make this impossible. Although access to the school campus is limited, our Principals from the Early Learning Village would still love to meet with families and welcome you to our beautiful campus. These tours will take place from 4.30pm every Wednesday. There will be a virtual consultation session with the admissions manager first before the physical tour takes place. Please see below for more information on visiting our campus.

What Sets Us Apart

OUR TEACHERS AND CURRICULUM

At Stamford American, our teachers are early learning education specialists and their knowledge and experience complement the built environment to ensure every child is happy, involved and learning. Our unique curriculum is guided by the USA Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Year’s Program (PYP). STEAMInn – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Innovation is integrated across the curriculum. Our teachers carefully monitor children’s learning by using GOLD ™Assessment system which is an authentic, ongoing observational system for monitoring children’s progress and development.

Showcasing our deep commitment to student well-being and the strong relationship we enjoy with our families, we provide school updates in the form of five daily teacher blogs, a weekly newsletter, four quarterly reports and two parent-teacher conferences.

OUR SPECIALIST PROGRAMS

Our world class specialist programs include specialist languages of Mandarin or Spanish, English as an Additional Language (EAL) support, an innovative and unique Bilingual English/Mandarin program, and we are the only school in Singapore to offer the world-renowned Suzuki Violin Program from the age of 3, with the option to progress to cello from KG2.

We are also very proud of our Instrumental Music Program (IMP) at Stamford American, which starts as early as age 3 for 1 to 1 private or group music tuition, taught by quality music instructors.

A moving child is a learning child – which is why we offer physical education from 18 months through the introduction of the acclaimed SMART Steps and Perceptual Motor Program. The Early Learning Village has dedicated space, staff, and specialized equipment to deliver this outstanding program as part of the school day.

We also firmly believe that especially in such a diverse international environment, visual art lets students communicate and visualize in powerful ways beyond their native languages. Visual arts lessons in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum are designed to foster creativity and self-discovery. Students are exposed to visual concepts through a hands-on approach to art and are prompted to respond to various aesthetics.

OUR STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES

Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, the Early Learning Village has been built as an environment for safe, experiential learning for Early Years children. The learning spaces were designed by world leading architects with a profound appreciation of early learners specifically. The inspirational Village is a treasure trove of state-of-the-art school facilities, featuring child-height windows and doors, six outdoor playgrounds with lots of space to run and play, a covered swimming pool designed for learning how to swim, the Hive which is an indoor air-conditioned wide-open space with lots of room to run, dance, tumble and turn, a well-stocked library, a health centre and a parent cafe. We also have a teaching kitchen and a science lab, with child-friendly set-up work benches.

Furthermore, each classroom is abundant with natural light, and stocked with beautifully designed sensory facilities and all timber furnishings to stimulate imagination and kindle curiosity.

Attached to each classroom, there is a discovery space which tailors to the different grade levels, where children extend their learning as they venture through their own pint-sized door to dig in the sand, splash in the water and enjoy different facilities and activities such as maker space or science learning with nature. Each teacher will change the resources and stimulation in the discovery space to extend their classroom learning.

OUR INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

Globalism lies at the very heart of our ethos and the core of our daily school life. We are proud of the 75+ other nationalities that makes up our student population. Together with our academic teaching teams, which comprises of over 30 nationalities, our truly international community embraces diversity – celebrating each other’s cultures and achieving the ability to live, learn, work and compete in our increasingly converging world that is represented in our host nation, Singapore.

OUR FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE

We provide flexible weekly and daily options to give families the opportunity to design the early years school week to suit their individual needs.

We invite you to visit our beautiful Early Learning Village and meet with our principals and teachers.

Visit Our Campus

We would be delighted to connect with you to share more about the amazing facilities at Early Learning Village campus and what makes Stamford special.

Due to COVID restrictions, access to the school campus is currently limited. We invite prospective families to book a phone call or personalized virtual tour with one of our Admissions Managers. Please complete the form above to request an appointment during one of the following timeslots:

  • 9.30am – 11.30am
  • 2.00pm – 3.00pm
  • Infant Care Tours can be scheduled after 2.30pm

Following this initial consultation there may be an opportunity to book an out-of-hours campus visit, however please note that slots are limited and reserved for families with an imminent start date.

For campus visits, please help us to keep our community safe by noting the following restrictions in line with our COVID-safe policy:

  • Visitors must wear masks at all times.
  • Visitors are required to complete Safe Entry using QR code scanner or TraceTogether Token or App.
  • Maximum group size is 4 (including children).
  • Tour route is limited; you may not be able to enter classrooms or view all facilities.
  • We cannot accept visitors who are currently subject to a Quarantine Order, Stay at Home Notice or who present with fever or flu-like symptoms.

Meet our Admissions Team

“We want to thank Prema personally for all her help, patience and assistance over these past few years. It was in large party due to her friendly and comprehensive tour at the open day that we selected SAIS for our daughter and she has greatly benefited from it.”

Prema Athaide

Admissions Manager

“Upon applying from Boston last February, we chose SAIS over SAS because of the high level of warmth mixed with professionalism and communication from your staff.  There was no question in my mind, which school presented better – your team made us feel so welcome.”

Christine Starlin

Admissions Manager

“Thank you so much to Maggie for all the advice, time, and effort you have provided to our family in this enrollment process. Through you and all the staff we have encountered at Stamford, we are confident that we have made a great decision for our child’s education.”

Maggie Luan

Admissions Manager

 

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