THE GWL CURRICULUM: WHAT MAKES IT WORK?
Language (Mandarin + English)
Develop sensitivity to sounds and prints, and evoke interest in Mandarin and English through songs, rhymes and stories
Develop physical well-being and competencies, e.g. fine and gross motor skills
Develop a strong sense of identity and positive self-concept
Develop early concepts for problem-solving, logical thinking and numeracy
Develop confidence and be curious involved learners
Developed by The Little Skool-House, a leading preschool since 1994
Mandarin curriculum overseen by
Dr. Connie Lum EdD
Research-backed pedagogy by
Dr. Marjory Ebbeck
Highly qualified and trained learning specialists experienced in engaging young children
GWL is available in Bilingual and Single Language Plans.
All plans are 12-WEEK PROGRAMMES with the following
2 COMPONENTS included:
Developmentally appropriate hands-on educational activities with curated material kits and accompanying videos for you to support your child’s learning while bonding with you at home.
- Engage At Home kits with curated materials for activities delivered to your home.
- 24/7 unlimited access to video tutorials for each activity, including tips on how to engage your child (till the end of your subscription period).
20-minute scheduled live online enrichment classes conducted by experienced learning specialists and facilitated by parents at home.
- Music & movement, and activities such as puppetry, storytelling, and many more to introduce vocabulary, Math and Science concepts!
- Kits with curated materials for selected sessions.
The Golden Window of Learning (GWL) programme is based on research-backed pedagogy of the Relationships-Based Curriculum by Early Childhood Expert Dr. Marjory Ebbeck. The approach focuses on creating a strong bond between parent (or teacher) and child, which lays the foundation for learning confidence. This confidence to learn facilitates the understanding of his/her sense of self, development of sensory and motor skills, and the strong foundation in both Mandarin and English.
The GWL Mandarin programme is also under the guidance of Dr. Connie Lum EdD, Member of Lee Kuan Yew Fund Bilingualism Proposal Evaluation Committee and the Promote Chinese Language Learning Pre-School Chinese Language Education Support Group.
She is an authority in teaching Chinese, having written over 30 books and been invited to speak in symposia such as China Early Childhood Conference, The Hong Kong University Conference and the OMEP World Conference.
Parents of Baby Tessa watching the Engage At Home video tutorials.
Baby Tessa enthralled by the English story “Our Underwater Secret”.
Baby Tessa captivated by the Mandarin “Mini Car Wash” activity.
Baby Jamie learning with her teacher and other parent+baby pairs in a LiveClass Online session.
Baby Jamie zipping around Singapore in her “baby car” to learn about new places and animals during her LiveClass Online session.
Baby Jamie bonding with her parents while engaging in her LiveClass Online session.