In our kindergarten, we strongly believe that every child is innately motivated to learn, and we strive to create curriculum that are meaningful and appealing to the students. As a result, all the lessons are designed based on our students’ interests and learning needs. Our teachers incorporate Vygotsky’s Zone of Proximal Development theory into our practices. We know the importance of peer interactions, so we encourage students to learn from and with each other. We also support the children’s learning by providing scaffolding, aiming to help every child grow in all the developmental areas.
Developing the Whole Child
We aim to equip our students with the following skills in HCAS Pre-K:
Socio-emotional skills: Researches have indicated that prosocial behaviors and emotional stability
positively correlate to students’ future academic achievement. As kindergarten is the very first
environment where young children acquire social skills, children in HCAS Pre-K will spend most of their time learning and practicing social behaviors through playing.
Life skills: Teaching children taking responsibility of their lives is an important aspect in Early Childhood Education. Therefore, in HCAS Pre-K, teachers expect our students to develop problem-solving skills that are appropriate in the management of their personal affairs. We give students opportunities to learn and practice life skills.
Cognitive skills: The teachers will help our students develop cognitive skills that are critical in children’s early ages, including executive functions (problem-solving, self-control, reasoning, attentional skills, selfmonitoring…etc.) and basic academic concepts.
Our day in Pre-K
|8:00~9:15||Arrival and Breakfast|