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CURRICULUM

The Curriculum

The school will offer the Nurturing Early Learners Curriculum by MOE (Ministry of Education),  that establishes what children should know and be able to do at the end of their kindergarten education, to ensure they have a smooth transition from Kindergarten 2 to Primary/Grade 1.  It covers six learning areas: Aesthetics & Creative Expression, Discovery of the World, Language & Literacy, Numeracy, Motor Skills Development and Social & Emotional Development.

The Carolina Curriculum for Preschoolers with Special Needs is an assessment and intervention program designed for use with young children from birth to five who have mild to severe disabilities. This will be used to teach and asses five major domains: cognition, communication, social adaptation, fine motor, and gross motor, covered in the IEP. 

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ASSESSMENT

Individual Education Programme

An Individual Education Programme (IEP) will be drawn up at the end of every 1st and 3rd term of the school calendar.  An IEP is a legal document that describes the student's present levels of academic achievement and functional performance, how the student best demonstrates that learning, and sets out specific academic goals, including modifications and accommodations the school will provide for the progress that the student will make with the school's services. 

GOLD by Teaching Strategies

GOLD™ by Teaching Strategies® is an observation-based assessment system which is fully aligned with Special Education Program outcomes. It measures the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that are most important for school success, focusing nine areas of development and learning; the first four describe major areas of child growth and development (social–emotional, physical, communication, cognitive and self-help), and the following five focus on content learning (literacy, mathematics, science and technology, social studies, and the arts). 

 

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Teaching Methodologies

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)

The principles of Applied Behavior Analysis are used as a teaching tool, a preventive tool and to maintain and generalize skills already learned.

Some of the strategies include delivering reinforcement/consequences (e.g. removal of teacher attention is strong enough consequence to diminish a behaviour) and incorporating visual supports.

Multi-sensory Instruction

Multi-sensory teaching uses all of a child's senses (taste, smell, touch, sight, hearing and movement). Incorporating visual, auditory, tactile, kinesthetic, taste and smell in the instructional setting allows students to engage with the material in more than one way and  helps students tap into their learning strengths to make connections and form memories.

It takes into account that different kids learn in different ways and helps meet the varying needs of all kids.

Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS)

PECS is a learning system that allows children with little or no verbal ability to communicate using pictures. Teachers helps the child build a vocabulary and articulate desires, observations or feelings by using pictures consistently, and starts by teaching the child how to exchange a picture for an object. Although PECS is based on visual tools, verbal reinforcement is a major component and verbal communication is encouraged.

TEACCH 

TEACCH is a special education program using Structured Teaching, a process designed to capitalize on the relative strength and preference for processing information visually in individuals with autism, while taking into account the recognized difficulties. Individualized assessment and planning is used to create a highly-structured environment (organized with visual supports) to help the individual map out activities and work independently.