At Papakidz, formal assessments are conducted from 2 to 6 times per year, based on child’s needs and age. These developmental screening not only help parents to understand where their child is in his or her development, but also what areas can be strengthened. We incorporate both informal and standardized assessments during the year, as well as noting the individuality of each child relative to his or her own progress. These assessments guide us, in developing our curriculum so that it matches the needs of the children in the class. Teachers’ observations of a child reflect the child’s growth and needs, both as an individual and as part of a group. If we have a concern about your child’s development, a meeting is required regardless of age. Meetings may also be requested at other times by either parents or teachers as the need arises.
WHAT IS STEAM ?
For many years, there has been a push in education for the STEM fields: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Employers, researchers, and educators have long sounded the alarm that the workforce is underprepared for the jobs of the 21st Century. As a result, schools have been striving to enhance the knowledge and skills of tomorrow’s employees in these lucrative, important fields.
In recent years, it has been recognized that without creativity and innovation, and without beauty, the STEM fields are static. Knowledge of the facts, figures, and functions of the STEM fields can only go so far. We must make new discoveries, learn new things, develop new ideas, and innovate in order to progress.
Moreover, 21st Century jobs require creativity, innovation, problem solving, and critical thinking. When memorization of facts, figures, and functions come at the cost of creativity, children suffer in the short-term, which ultimately impacts the future workforce.
Integrating STEM with the arts lays a solid foundation for innovative thinking for the inventors and innovators, and scholars of the future.
Papakidz STEAM enriched preschool curriculum aims to holistically mix creativity with STEM learning. We emphasize creativity, innovation, playful learning, investigation, discovery, fun, and thinking. We believe this combination of the arts and creativity with STEM learning instills children with an interest and curiosity about the world around them. They seek to discover answers to their own questions about science, technology, engineering, and math. We believe that is a powerful combination.
We offer up to 14 days free of charge (tuition fee), for any children aged 6 months to 6 years old ! A free trial class experience will allow your child the chance to get a feel of how everyday is fun and exciting at Papakidz preschool, as well as meet our teachers, play or interact with like-minded peers. Please contact our admission team to find out more : +84 243 2008181 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Papakidz preschool create a classroom environment conductive to learning with spacious, open spaces and with ample natural lights. Our students can also enjoy a separate STEAM lab and a multifunctional play area of more than 500 m2, to guarantee fun and diverse educational experiences, regardless the weather conditions. Our large infrastructure and well-thought out learning spaces, allow us to comfortably accommodate 10 to 20 students per classroom, depending on the children’s ages.