The Importance of Home-School Partnership
"It takes a village to raise a child. Parents, schools and community have a shared responsibility in a child's cognitive, social-emotional and physical development. Among all, parents play the central role in influencing a child's life. As educators, we are committed to working closely with the parents, and to share with them our knowledge and skills in early childhood education and care, so as to support the parents' role in nurturing their children."- Mrs Claire Ng, Founder.
Parents play the biggest role in the children's lives. We encourage ourparents to be involved actively in children’s learning by organizing regular home projects for parents to work hand in hand with their children, and to foster the parent-child bond.
Parents are also given opportunities to be physically involved in the children's learning at school, namely:
- Volunteering as chaperons during field trips or learning journeys
- Assisting teachers in organizing school or class activities
- Helping out in class activities such as arts and crafts.
- Sharing of your professional knowledge, talents and skills with the children
- Leading class activities such as story-telling or sports.
On a regular basis, we keep parents in the loop about their child's learning and development :
- Regular updates about children's learning progress and development through face-to-face, phone communication, e-mails and text messages
- Regular updates about school or class activities through mobile app and Facebook.
- Termly letters to inform about the curricular theme and learning objectives in the current term.
The Parent's Corner
We welcome parents to engage with us on any matters related to early childhood development. A library of books and magazines related to early childhood education or parenting is also available at The Parents' Corner in the school. Parents are welcomed to browse or borrow these books if they are interested.
Resources for Parents
In this talk, Dr. Peter Gray compellingly brings attention to the reality that over the past 60 years in the United States there has been a gradual but, overall dramatic decline in children's freedom to play with other children, without adult direction. Over this same period, there has been a gradual but overall dramatic increase in anxiety, depression, feelings of helplessness, suicide, and narcissism in children and adolescents. Based on his own and others' research, Dr. Gray documents why free play is essential for children's healthy social and emotional development and outlines steps through which we can bring free play back to children's lives.
The decline of play | Peter Gray | TEDxNavesink