Education...
of even a very small child does not aim at preparing him for school but for life.
~Dr. Maria Montessori


Our approach is thematic and crafted using context setting that enhances children’s learning through concrete, attention-grabbing and meaningful experiences.

Our team of professional and dedicated staffs are trained to carry out our unique curriculum. With a low teacher to student ratio, children will get to have one to one coaching and quality preschool education. Unlike most large classes kindergarten where every child gets to learn at the same pace, at Tadika Tunas Didik, the child’s curriculum progresses at the pace that he or she can learn. We actively monitor the progress of each child with an individual progress report.
 
     

    We focus on promoting the growth of the child in all areas of development – Physical, Social, Emotional, Intellectual and Spiritual (character building/ moral education). Therefore, the curriculum’s focal point is to develop a whole child. Tadika Tunas Didik has adopted Montessori method of preschool education alongside with the Malaysian National Curriculum.

    The children are exposed to the 5 aspects of Montessori curriculum: Practical Life, Sensorial, Mathematics, Languages (English, Malay, Mandarin) and Cultural (Science, History and Geography). At the same time, children are coached using the local framework of the national curriculum. As both Montessori and the National Curricula are offered, teachers use the strength from both to enhance learning. Hence, children not only receive knowledge at text level, they are further encouraged to think critically and apply their learning to the real world. The teaching methods and contents from both systems are merged to motivate children to learn and to encourage their achievement so as to prepare them for the next step of their education.
     
 

    Thematic approach in learning is the organisation of a curriculum around selected macro themes or topic of studies. In Tadika Tunas Didik, thematic approach integrates areas like Practical Life, Sensorial, Languages, Mathematics and Cultural Studies with the exploration of a broad subject. Thematic instruction puts our teaching of cognitive skills in the context of a real-world subject that is both specific enough to be practical and broad enough to allow creative exploration.

    Our thematic learning is often project-oriented, it frequently involves children giving collective presentations during “Show and Tell” sessions to the rest of the school or the community. Plus, children commonly create extensive visual displays. Field trips or a special event is often the grand finale of this process.
     

“Character First! is one of the bigger programmes around with a systematic approach to the concept of character education, but only some schools have adopted character education.” The Star, Education, Sunday 8 July 2007

    We acknowledge that high academic achievements and personal characters need to be equally developed. Thus, we use Character First! programme to teach and demonstrate core values to children. The programme focuses activities that emphasise the importance of character traits through historical examples, nature stories, dramas, songs, crafts, games and memory works that edge on a specific character quality.
     

    Our Early Literacy Programme helps young children learn the basic features of reading skills using graded high-quality readers. Children are assessed and placed at their appropriate reading levels. Teachers will read with the children individually and give daily feedback on their progress. As soon as the children are ready, they will move on to the next level. The school supports children’s literacy development by loaning readers and providing reading strategy cards. Ultimately, children engaging in this program will:

• acquire word recognition skills
• achieve greater reading fluency
• continue develop their vocabulary
• learn basic comprehension strategies and
• respond to what they read
   

• Music and Movement • Art and Craft
• Story Telling • Role Play
• Computer Lesson • Outdoor activities
 

    Tadika Tunas Didik offers a whole host of services to cater to the varying needs of our parents and children.

Half-day Programme (Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
Day care (Monday to Friday,  12:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Enrichment Classes (Allocated days only,  1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Special Arrangement (Mutual arrangement with the school)
     

Nursery :
2 ½ to 4 years old
We provide ample opportunities for very young children to have their first exploration, first discovery, first experience and much more.

Kindergarten 1 :
5 years old
The curriculum is carried out in a conducive learning environment where children are given opportunities to explore and extend their learning using various approaches. We cultivate a positive attitude among children to engage in active thinking and learning. Lessons are planned to reinforce self-directed, independent and co-operative play and learning.

Kindergarten 2 :
6 years old
A transition programme is designed specially to help children transit smoothly from preschool to the formal system in the primary school. This program emphasises on academic achievements, nurture and prepare children for the social and emotional adjustments that they will face in primary school setting.

     

• Mandarin Enrichment
• Little Art Space
   
     

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