Why Relationships-Based Education Matters
We are all products of our environment. This includes every person we meet: from family members and loved ones, to strangers and acquaintances who help to shape who we become.
We focus on building positive and trusting relationships between teachers, children, and parents because when a child feels happy and safe in an environment that stimulates them, learning happens. The bonds forged become the children's essential building blocks of development — allowing them to thrive.
This is why for 45 years we have been leaders in preschool education. And this is the My First Skool difference.
We communicate closely with parents to better understand their child's needs at home, so that we can adjust our teaching methods accordingly and create a sense of learning continuity between home and school. When children bear witness to a strong relationship between their parents and teachers, they feel more comfortable, confident, and eager to learn.
When children have a strong relationship with their teachers, they are happier, more respectful, and more interested in their surroundings. Our teachers make great effort to understand the children under their care, so that they can help them thrive and flourish.
At My First Skool, we promote interaction between children so that they can build a supportive network of relationships; as this helps to reduce any potential anxiety while allowing them to confidently express their true selves.
We incorporate mother tongue languages into everyday conversations with our children to reinforce the mother tongue as a living language. For example by speaking Chinese regularly, children acquire the Chinese Language naturally through daily interaction with others. Children also regularly engage in fun-filled Chinese language activities to cultivate their interest.
When children feel secure and attached, learning happens.
Teachers leverage on routines as well as experience and interaction to build nurturing relationships.
Exposing Children to Different Dynamics of Caretaking
Our teachers constantly observe and maintain documentation to keep track of their children's development. The teachers will then plan activities accordingly to challenge and bolster the children's learning.