All kids have their own unique talents. Help yours achieve their potential with this preschool programme that incorporates gifted education approaches and character building activities.
Can the right learning environment bring out your preschooler’s talents?
Deanne Chong-Duffield, a curriculum specialist in early childhood education and gifted education, is certain that it can – with the right approach.
Driven by the firm belief that every kid has unique gifts and talents, Deanne went on to set up Growing Up Gifted (GUG) Preschool, which started off as an enrichment centre in 2002.
The GUG Method
Using smart learning strategies and teaching aids developed by Deanne and her team of education experts, the award-winning GUG curriculum incorporates gifted education into its preschool programme.
Supported by neuroscience and backed by 60,000 hours of research and development, the GUG curriculum has been tried-and-tested on over 15,000 preschoolers in Singapore, with proven success.
At GUG, your little one hones higher-order thinking skills required for primary school through an approach called the 5-Point Intelligence (5PI) methodology.
The 5PI was designed to develop five Courage Skills, or key areas of development needed to help your kid learn successfully and achieve greater heights. They are:
Courageous Learning: When used with the right cognitive enhancement techniques, exposure to a variety of stimulating play-based and mnemonic techniques helps your kid gain mastery of new skills and the courage to try new things. Expect diverse fun-filled activities that promote both critical and creative thinking skills, whether they are science experiments, musical games, robotics, cooking, drama, or literacy.
Courageous Thinking: Your preschooler is naturally inquisitive. The GUG curriculum nurtures that innate curiosity. By sharpening her logical and analytical skills, your kid becomes a reflective and critical thinker.
Courageous Innovating: Might your kid become the next Marie Curie or Steve Jobs? At GUG Preschool, she will be encouraged to explore, innovate and think out of the box to problem-solve.
Courageous Communicating: Communication is a key life skill. Kids with a strong mastery of language find it easier to master other subjects. Supported by GUG’s treasury of over 200 readers, activity books and resources, your little one will learn to express herself confidently and write fluently.
Courageous Cheerleading: Confidence is the first step towards successful learning. Watch your preschooler’s confidence blossom as she learns to overcome obstacles with a “can-do” attitude.
A premium preschool experience for every kid
In school, your kid gets access to exclusive facilities designed to encourage exploration and creativity.
For instance, the Sound Studio, which boasts a mini stage and is equipped with music instruments, offers plenty of opportunities for mini productions. A Sensory Room, furnished with a light box, sand box, ball pit and climbing frames, is great for exploration and discovery.
A common misconception is that GUG Preschool caters only to gifted kids, when, in fact, your kid will not have to undergo pre-admission screening for enrolment. The school accepts kids across all developmental stages.
As a testament to GUG’s success, most of their little graduates go on to do very well in school. Surveys have shown that one in five kids who graduate from GUG were accepted into the Gifted Education Programme in primary school.
To find out more, visit https://gugifted.com/gug-preschool/
— Brought to you by Growing Up Gifted —