Early Learning Village

Early Childhood Education in Singapore

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Early Learning Village

Provide your child with a strong foundation in life and early childhood education by enrolling them at the Stamford American Early Learning Village. Tailored for the crucial preschool years spanning from Infant Care to Kindergarten 2, our Village warmly welcomes children aged 2 months to 6 years.

Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, the Early Learning Village campus has been built as an environment for safe, experiential learning for Early Years children. Natural wood structures and open spaces give children the freedom to explore, discover, and to express themselves.

Since its inception, the Early Learning Village has built a strong reputation as a trusted international preschool in Singapore, dedicated to nurturing creative and independent young individuals. Our self-directed learning approach, inspired by the Reggio Emilia method, seamlessly aligns with the educational philosophies upheld by the International Baccalaureate (IB) for older students. As a result, the Early Learning Village stands out as the most complementary institution to the IB framework for early childhood education that Singapore
parents can choose for their children.

Each Child Is An Individual

Our Early Years program at Stamford American recognizes the uniqueness of each child with their evolving needs, preferences, and routines. We appreciate the distinctiveness of every young child and tailor our Early Years program to cater to their individual requirements. Collaboration with each family is integral in formulating personalized care plans, ensuring that our care aligns closely with the child’s experiences at home.

Early Years Curriculum

How kids discover the wonders of the world is just as crucial as what they learn. Welcome to the magic of Early Childhood Education at Stamford American, where we lay the foundation for your child’s first school experience. Creating a positive and nurturing environment, we believe that for children to become enthusiastic lifelong learners, they need to feel safe, secure, and happy. At Stamford American, we’re thrilled to offer an inclusive space where all children are not just invited but encouraged to play, learn, experiment, and build loving connections. Trust and security, the keys to each child’s success, flourish through the open partnership we cultivate between home and school.

Find out about our Early Years Curriculum here.

Our Infant Care Program

In the nurturing environment of the Early Learning Village, our Infant Care services are tailored for little ones aged 2 months to 18 months. Guided by the principles of the RIE philosophy, our aim in Infant Care is to foster the holistic development of each child, nurturing a sense of security, autonomy, competence, and connection.

By creating an atmosphere where children feel secure, valued, and genuinely cared for, we believe that we play an important role in shaping their overall personality in a positive way.

Find out about our Infant Care Program here.

Co-Curricular Activities Program

True to our commitment to holistic education, we bring forth a delightful array of co-curricular activities (CCA). Beyond just providing playful fun and stimulation, these activities become a joyous opportunity for children to uncover and embrace a new sport or hobby right from their early years.

Find out about our Co-Curricular Activities here.

School Schedule

As families grow, parents often find themselves juggling multiple responsibilities. We deeply understand that early childhood education should seamlessly adapt to the diverse situations families encounter. Embrace the flexibility of our weekly and daily options, offering you the chance to craft the perfect early years school week that resonates with your family’s individual needs and schedules.

Find out about our school schedule here.

Purpose Built School Facility

Our Early Years campus is a treasure trove of incredible school facilities which have been carefully developed for the little people who will use them, and their families. These include an undercover swimming pool, library, large multipurpose hall, and dedicated floor of learning spaces for specialist music, Suzuki, Spanish, art, design, Mandarin, English as an Additional Language (EAL) learning spaces, health center and parent cafe.

Find out about our purpose-built school facility here.

School Classroom and Attached Outdoor Space

In the Early Learning Village, we integrate the Reggio Emilia teaching philosophy, emphasizing the outdoor environment as the ‘third teacher.’ Every classroom is designed to maximize natural light, equipped with ample resources, and features carefully crafted sensory facilities and wooden furnishings to ignite imagination and spark curiosity.

Find out about our school classroom and attached outdoor space here.

Specialist Programs

Our educators specialize in early learning, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience to enhance the physical environment. This synergy ensures that each child is not only happy but also actively engaged in a dynamic learning experience.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Early Learning Village (ELV) empowers young children, fostering independence and self-directed learning. Our ELV children explore diverse cultures, languages, and art forms within a state-of-the-art facility and a welcoming, multicultural atmosphere. Alongside academic growth, they develop exceptional emotional and social skills that set them apart from other infant care, nursery, and kindergarten programs in Singapore.

Children enrolled in the Early Learning Village are also better prepared to thrive in the inquiry-based, integrated Elementary Years curriculum and, later, in the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) that is also offered by SAIS. For parents seeking the advantages of an International Baccalaureate education, enrolling their children in Stamford American Early Learning Village is a wise choice.

The Early Learning Village offers programs tailored to children from 2 months to 6 years old, encompassing infant care through kindergarten in Singapore. Its inclusive approach to very young children has established it as a popular choice for preschool in Singapore.

The Reggio Emilia approach, a unique child-centered educational philosophy born in Reggio Emilia, Italy, places a strong emphasis on collaboration, exploration, and creativity. In this approach, each child is encouraged to become an active participant in their own educational journey. At the Early Learning Village, we draw inspiration from the Reggio Emilia methodology to create an enriching childcare experience in Singapore. Our goal is to nurture independent, inquisitive individuals through this innovative approach.

Absolutely! The Early Learning Village at Stamford American is an ideal choice for children in need of early childhood education in Singapore. We cater to a wide range of age groups, from infants as young as 2 months old to children up to 6 years old. Our programs are thoughtfully designed to meet the diverse needs of young learners, and we offer a nurturing and stimulating environment where children can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. We encourage parents to explore the Early Learning Village and discover how it can benefit their child’s early education journey.

Stamford American’s Early Learning Village boasts spacious classrooms, meticulously maintained outdoor play areas, a swimming pool, and a range of dedicated learning facilities. You have the option to explore our ELV facilities through a virtual tour of the ELV or schedule a visit to our preschool in Singapore with one of Stamford American’s Admissions Managers.

Open house events are periodically organized at the Stamford American Early Learning Village. These occasions provide an excellent opportunity for parents contemplating enrolling their children at the ELV to personally visit the facilities and gain insights into the curriculum. For parents whose children are already enrolled at the ELV, open houses offer a chance to meet their children’s teachers and connect with other parents. To inquire about the schedule of the next planned open house, please reach out to the SAIS Admissions team.

The Stamford American international community is a rich tapestry of students, educators, and professionals hailing from more than 75 countries. This diversity creates a wonderfully multicultural environment at the ELV. Children attending our international preschool in Singapore have the unique opportunity to engage with peers and teachers from all corners of the globe, which broadens their perspectives and fosters an appreciation for diverse viewpoints.

Beyond this vibrant multicultural setting, the ELV places a strong emphasis on promoting tolerance and understanding of various cultures, truly embodying the spirit of an international preschool. Children enrolled at the ELV may also choose to learn Mandarin or Spanish, and they have the option to participate in after-school classes to study their mother tongue.

In the Stamford American Early Learning Village, children have the option to select daily Spanish or Mandarin lessons taught by native speakers as part of the language curriculum. These daily lessons will extend into their elementary years, with more in-depth 80-minute lessons during middle and high school. Furthermore, Stamford American provides an after-school mother tongue program through its diverse international community. This program offers weekly lessons in over a dozen languages, including French, Russian, Hindi, Hebrew, and Dutch.

At Stamford American, we value the active participation of parents in our school community. To foster this engagement, we have established various channels and initiatives to ensure parents can be an integral part of their child’s educational journey. Our dedicated Community Engagement Team is always ready to address parents’ concerns and queries. Additionally, we provide three convenient on-campus Parent Cafés where parents can engage in meaningful discussions with teachers and fellow parents, strengthening our sense of community.

Furthermore, parents have the opportunity to join the SAIS Parent Teacher Association (PTA), where they can explore additional avenues for involvement in their child’s early childhood education in Singapore. We encourage parents to connect, collaborate, and actively participate in shaping their child’s learning experience at SAIS. Join our PTA and engage in your child’s educational journey.