Your child’s early years are crucial. They form the foundation of a child’s lifelong learning and character development. Early childhood is filled with active experiential learning, as each new encounter with people, surroundings and experiences becomes wired into your child’s understanding of the world.
Persons your child interact with during this time will be the role models through whom he will learn and develop. As a parent, you want to entrust the care of your infant or child to someone who cares – someone who takes a personal interest in your child’s well-being and development.
At the recent ECDA Conference, Minister Chan Chun Sing reiterated the commitment to quality through the development of manpower, with strong support for professionals in the early childhood sector. MY World shares the commitment to grow our educators to be champions for your children.
Professor Lasse Lipponen of University of Helsinki who was keynote speaker at the Conference presented research showing that all children are biologically wired and culturally tuned to learn. The role of educators is then less of direct teaching, but to scaffold learning and encourage social interactions. High quality interactions are crucial for effective pedagogy. Focusing too much on academic skills may actually inhibit a child’s development – replacing the power of emotions and hands-on activities as a development force.
Each MY World teacher adopts an ethos of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility. Teacher development will focus on skills that help children
manage everyday problem-solving situations, and the ability to observe and read intentions, desires and emotions. Learning corners encourage self-directed play, for a child to ask questions, discover answers and apply the learning in his world.
We believe that every child can be a confident explorer, a creative thinker, a curious learner and a caring individual.
As parents, you experience MY World first-hand through your interaction with our principals and teachers, as well as vicariously through the eyes of your little ones.
Child development is a shared responsibility. The saying goes that it takes a village to raise a child. Each MY World centre will work towards a healthy partnership with parents to create a loving, supportive and nurturing environment for your child’s development, and we look forward to an on-going and constructive engagement with parents.
Many families have entrusted the care of their little ones with the Metropolitan YMCA over the years. We look forward to expanding our service as MY World Preschool to young families in more neighbourhoods to give each child a good head-start in life, no matter what background.
As you have made MY World a part of your world, we endeavour to be a trusted partner in your child’s development and education. Thank you for entrusting your precious ones in our care!Phyllis Tan
Metropolitan YMCA has been committed to building Strong Kids, Strong Families and Strong Communities since 1946.
Founded by Metropolitan YMCA, MY World Preschool has a proven track record of nurturing preschool children since 1980. We bring quality child care and preschool education within the reach of today’s families, with a strong emphasis on character development and values.
In recognition of the quality and affordable child care we provide, we were appointed as an Anchor Operator in 2014 by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA). This appointment is a testament of our ability to meet demand and offer quality affordable programmes.
With a dedicated team of educators, we hope to empower our future generations through our early childhood programmes which focus on learning through play, interaction, collaboration and even the use of information and communication technology (ICT) tools.
To nurture character and inspire learning in each child in partnership with parents.