Dawn of a Pioneering Preschool
Founded back in 1986, R.E.A.L Kids is a transformation of an earlier iteration known as Child Enrichment Centre (CEC). Today, we are the country’s largest owner-operated kindergarten chain with more than 30 centres and 5,000 students nationwide. Our comprehensive programmes comprising a host of enrichment lessons and extracurricular activities complement our fully developed and holistic curriculum in preparation for both national and international syllabi.
Staying true to our name, R.E.A.L or ‘Results Enhancing through Active Learning’ is an educational philosophy that guides and inspires all our thoughts, ideas and endeavours. From the beginning, it has shaped our pioneering preschool programme to what it is today – one that is constantly delivering the mantra of ‘Transforming Kids through Active Learning’.
Much like the feathers on a peacock, of which no pattern on two feathers are identical, every child is unique and gifted in our eyes. At R.E.A.L Kids, we celebrate this distinctiveness and the talents that each child brings to the world by developing a way of learning which comes most natural to them. Here, children are not just given wings to let their individual strengths soar, but also to ensure that they develop strong roots in character values.
We understand that a child’s personal space means everything to them. To create a safe, conducive, pleasant and enjoyable environment, each R.E.A.L Kids centre is purpose built with child-friendly facilities. In short, we ensure that an enriching experience awaits each child at a place where they can explore freely and let their imagination wander.
The ratio of children to teacher and teaching assistants are kept to a minimum so that each child will receive personal care and attention at all times. Our kindergarten teachers are dedicated and passionate educators who are supported by a dynamic team of Curriculum Development Specialists to guide young minds, bodies and characters in transformation.
Establishing R.E.A.L Learning Centers in every community.
Transform Lives through R.E.A.L. Education.
Core ValuesR.E.A.L Kids is guided by clearly defined core values dubbed the ‘5Cs’ that for the way we conduct ourselves and our preschools, of which we hope to instill in our nation’s future leaders.
We steadfastly instill lifelong values from an early age
Our vital set of core values equips students with qualities that are essential to both life and living. We firmly believe that students have to embark on this transformative journey to acquire lifelong values such as Character, Collaboration, Communication, Critical Thinking and Creativity; from a young age.
We uphold integrity, which guides our words and actions
Planting the seeds of exemplary character is a vital foundation before progressing to other endeavours. For children, character education not only develops their sense of morality, but their overall confidence and personality. At R.E.A.L Kids, we impart a budding sense of character values in young minds, so that they will conduct themselves with integrity even as youths.
We foster teamwork, internal and with the community.
We encourage children to learn to cooperate with one another and with others outside of their circle to achieve their tasks. We foster this quality within our students through annual activities such as field trips and fun camps. These, along with daily class lessons, cultivate students’ interpersonal and intrapersonal skills.
We engage in open and honest disclose, respectfully.
We encourage and assist children to openly express their ideas, whether through language, art or movement, while taking into consideration the feelings and sensitivities of others. Besides offering a trilingual immersion in English, Mandarin and Malay, we also added unique activities such as Jolly Phonics, R.E.A.L Readers, Cambridge Young Learners and ‘B.E.S.T’ or Building Effective Speaking Talents to improve their skills.
We challenge the norm, analytically and knowledgeably.
Children often ask the what, why and how questions. We encourage them to do so and provide them the necessary tools in their quest to quench their curiosity. We then take it further by guiding them to ask ‘how can we do it differently and better?’ Initiatives like field trips and ‘C.A.P.S - Creative Analytical Problem Solving’ are some of our priceless experiences.
We are unconventional and innovative.
Children are seldom aware of their boundaries, norms and strengths. Leverage on the proven approach of Multiple Intelligences, we unearth their innate talents through different learning styles that best suit an individual. This includes giving them a safe environment to explore the limitless breadth of their creative talents and to ultimately fulfill their potential.
Transforming Kids through Active Learning
As the kids undergo the nascent stage of growing up, we use active learning – hands-on experiments, exciting explorations and the latest learning tools and methodologies – to guide them towards a positive transformation. There are three major aspects of a child that we focus on in their journey of learning– the mind, the body and the character.
We transform the minds of children by focusing on developing their reading and writing skills, and helping them gain the ability to think critically and embrace creativity, as oppose to conforming them to the norms of society which conventional education is inclined to. Their physical transformation is tremendous at this stage, so we guide them to understand the changes in their bodies, in developing fine and gross motor skills, and in discovering latent talents early.
With the mind and body in a state of wellbeing, we also encourage them in forming a strong character for this will distinguish and elevate them from others in society. At this stage, their personality is still being refined by their experiences, so we surround them with an environment that cultivates positive personality characteristics. We also impart a sense of right and wrong as the beginning of moral consciousness and groom a sense of self and self-esteem which will stand them in good stead when they enter Primary schooling.