"Children who thrive in primary school and whose pathways are set for later academic success are those who enter Grade 1 with strong oral communication skills are confident, able to make friends, are persistent and creative in completing tasks and solving problems and excited to learn."
(Shonkoff & Phillips, 2000; Bennett, 2004; National Research Council, 2001;
Sylva et al., 2004; Maggi et al.2005)
"Family involvement in school settings includes parenting, communicating, volunteering, learning at home, decision-making and collaborating with the community. These strategies can be useful to organizing family involvement in early childhood settings."
(Epstein & Sanders, 2002; Corter & Pelletier, 2005).
Our pre-school age programs build on activities that facilitate the advancement of:
Unlock Your Child’s Potential
This curriculum is designed specifically for the children of pre-school age, and it utilizes music and movement as teaching tools to develop the whole child in the broad areas of motor development, language development, social-emotional development, listening skills, emergent literacy skills, and general knowledge. Development in these areas will help to unlock your child’s potential and give his/her the best possibility for success in the preschool classroom and in the school years after. Additionally, it helps to build a strong musical foundation for your child before he/she takes an instrument course such as piano or violin.
As early childhood educators, we fully understand that you, the parents, are the first and most powerful influence on your child’s learning, and your engagement of your child’s learning is crucial for his/her success. We look forward to sharing the joy of learning with you through Musik Garten!
The five following areas of the Ministry of Education Kindergarten Curriculum form the core curriculum for our Program :
Reading and Language:
Oral communication. Reading, writing and understanding of the media
Number sense and numeration, measurement, spatial sense and geometry, patterning, data management and probability.
Science & Technology
Exploration and experimentation, and use of technology
Personal and Social Development:
Self-awareness, self reliance, health and physical activity, and social relationships
Creative activity, response to artwork, knowledge and form or art
Victoria Square Schoolhouse provides an enriched kindergarten curriculum. Our program includes:
The Enhanced Curriculum
French and Mandarin