When children are young, they are learning sponges. Every new experience, every word they learn, every behaviour they adopt, is an investment in a more fruitful future.Early childhood education has a tremendous impact on life outcomes.
We, at Kumon Studies, believes that each child should be taught in a way in which a child can bring a change in the society. So, it is our utmost aim to promote such education.
Our staff is highly trained in identifying areas where support is needed for each child and building programs and activities around these.
Please see below our main focused areas of early childhood education other than teaching basic education such as literacy and numeracy:
- SOCIALISATION: Socialisation with people other than the child’s family in a safe environment is an essential foundational element to the below areas.
The earlier we do this, the better, as it helps children overcome shyness and gain self-confidence. If we leave this too long, we actually hinder their social development.
- THE CONCEPT OF COOPERATION: Learning how to share, cooperate, take turns and persevere within a safe learning environment, guided by professionals who have the children’s best interests at heart.
This is especially important for the first child, who may not be used to sharing with their siblings at home - while it can be a difficult lesson, it’s so crucial to learn it early.
- ENCOURAGING HOLISTIC DEVELOPMENT: The approach taken to build a strong foundation for a child’s emotional, social, physical and mental development, which will prepare them for a lifetime.
- ENTHUSIASM FOR LIFELONG LEARNING: We provide lessons in a fun and exciting way that will encourage children to be effective learners. We need to inspire a thirst for learning with eagerness and enthusiasm.
- CONVEY THE VALUE OF EDUCATION THROUGH EXPERIENCE:Grasping the value of learning and education by setting an example as role models and by providing actual experiences.
While parents will always be the most important influence on a child’s early life. We at Kumon Studies also provide them with a new perspective on the importance of education that will remain with them throughout their schooling journey.
- RESPECT: Teaching the value of respect for others. This is not limited to people and belongings, but can also mean respect for their environment, both immediate and global.
Kumon Study is a better place to learn this virtue where everything is shared and civility and manners are both taught and learned organically.
- TEAMWORK: Demonstrating and instilling the importance of teamwork that can teach respect for the opinions of others, listening, cooperation and equality.
At Kumon Studies, all activities are centered around teamwork for this very reason; a person who learns how to work in a team at an early age will ultimately be more socially attuned and more employable!
- RESILIENCE: It’s important that early childhood educators and parents work together to develop resilience in children as early as possible. By creating a consistent, secure and fair social environment, with clear expectations and predictable consequences, children can develop skills in managing themselves and their emotions.
We believe that it is our duty to provide a challenging environment where children can learn through first hand experiences. They may experience bumps, bruises or losing a game from time-to-time, but this is the foundation for building coping strategies for greater challenges in life.
- CONCENTRATION: During preschool years, children explore at every opportunity to discover new experiences, new friends and new environments. Their minds are so lively and imaginative.
At Kumon Studies, we balance this zest with the ability to listen, follow directions, attend to tasks and participate in group activities to develop the critical life skill of concentration.
- PATIENCE: Every day as adults, we encounter situations where our patience is tested. Children need opportunities to be involved in an abundance of social experiences, where they can explore and practice the social skill of patience.
By teaching through examples, role modeling and social experiences, children are able to develop their patience and learn to wait for their turn.
- CONFIDENCE AND SELF-ESTEEM: This is critical. A strong sense of wellbeing provides children with confidence, optimism and self-esteem which will encourage children to explore their talents, skills and interests.
Positive interactions with other children and teachers will promote a positive, healthy and secure view of themselves that will allow them to approach situations and problems confidently throughout their lives.
- EXPOSURE TO DIVERSITY: Valuing difference and diversity are crucial to a child’s early development. Early childhood education serves to guide children to appreciate and accept differences and become well-rounded contributors to society.
It is important that children understand that everyone is unique and special in their own way with their own culture, beliefs and ethnicity.
Please don’t let your child miss out on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.