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.

Age Group

Our grade listings are tailored to suit the developmental needs of different age groups. For example, younger children (Infant Care – Nursery) focus on socio-emotional development and communication, while children in Pre-K onwards focus on leadership skills and collaboration.

Here is the breakdown of age groups per grade listing:

GRADE AGE APPROPRIATE 2023 – 2024 2024 – 2025
Pre-Nursery Age 18 months + Sept 2021 – Aug 2022 Sept 2022 – Aug 2023
Nursery Age 2 Sept 2020 – Aug 2021 Sept 2021 – Aug 2022
Pre-Kindergarten Age 3 Sept 2019 – Aug 2020 Sept 2020 – Aug 2021
Kindergarten 1 (KG1) Age 4 – 5 Sept 2018 – Aug 2019 Sept 2019 – Aug 2020
Kindergarten 2 (KG2) Age 5 – 6 Sept 2017 – Aug 2018 Sept 2018 – Aug 2019

For infants aged between 2 months to 18 months, kindly approach our Admissions team and we will provide you with the necessary guidance.

Purpose-Built School Facilities

Our in-class facilities include 6 outdoor play zones , an undercover 20m swimming pool, an indoor air-conditioned gymnasium, a health center, a parent cafe, and a dedicated floor of multi-functional specialist rooms for music, language, art, innovation, and enrichment. 

Some of our prominent facilities include:

The Shipyard 

This is our signature pirate ship-themed playground created for students to actively explore their senses and imagination.

Stamford's ELV students playing at The Shipyard

“The Hive” Indoor Air-Conditioned Gymnasium

A wide-open space for children to be active and physically enriched with activities like gymnastics and ball games. This area is perfect for school-wide celebrations as well.

Stamford's ELV students learning how to play soccer at The Hive

Discovery Spaces 

Each classroom has a Discovery Space allowing children to extend their learning as they venture into the outdoors through an attached pint-sized door.

A Pre-Nursery student discovering his surroundings at the Discovery Space.

Find out about our purpose-built school facility here.

State of the Heart Curriculum

Stamford American’s early learning preschool curriculum is guided by the USA Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework – outlining the skills, behaviors and developmentally-appropriate milestones to foster the growth of young learners from birth. 

Find out about our Early Years curriculum here.

School Schedule

Stamford American recognizes the various situations families encounter on a daily basis. At the Early Learning Village, we strive to cater to each family’s needs and schedules with the flexibility of our weekly and daily options below: 

  • A full-day program for all grade levels 
  • A half-day program for Pre-Nursery to KG1 only 
  • 3 or 4 days for Pre-Nursery to Pre-K only 

Find out about our school schedule here.

Infant Care Program

At the Early Learning Village, our Infant Care Program is available for children aged 2 – 18 months, with our goal being to support a child’s development by fostering feelings of security, autonomy, competency, and connection.

Individual Care Programs can be developed in partnership with each family to ensure that the level of care provided is similar to what is given at home. 

Find out about our Infant Care Program here.

Specialist Programs

A range of specialist programs are offered with Stamford American’s Early Years Curriculum to provide opportunities for each child to have a dynamic learning experience. Each program is designed to enhance language development, social competence, imagination and thinking skills. 

Find out about our specialist programs here.

Co-Curricular Activities

We provide a range of Co-Curricular Activities designed for playful fun and discovery, as part of a child’s early development. These activities, ranging from arts and crafts, ball games, to chess, are conducted on a single campus in 12 specialized multi-functional spaces, each session. 

Find out about our Co-Curricular Activities here.

Beyond the Classroom Learning

In the Early Years, each grade extends classroom learning with both excursions and incursions. Through these experiences with special guests and activities, students are empowered to make real world connections to ideas and concepts explored beyond the classroom.

Fill in the form below and our Admissions team will be in touch to answer your enquiry or schedule a visit.

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.