A nurturing preschool that allows children to be children!
Greentree Montessori was established in 1990 with the goal of fulfilling every child’s only childhood. Three decades later, Greentree Montessori remains steadfast in its commitment to providing an enriched and holistic learning environment for our children, where they can freely explore, learn, and flourish.
The preschool offers an authentic Montessori program complemented by a mindful approach to education. With deep respect for both the child and the environment, Greentree Montessori empowers young learners to take charge of their educational journey and fosters curiosity, independence, and a lifelong passion for learning.
- Freedom to learn – Children are free to explore their interests, follow their curiosity, and delve into the subjects that ignite their passion. The school steps away from a rigid, one-size-fits-all approach and instead, nurtures each child’s unique abilities, interests, and learning styles.
- Mindful learning approach – By adopting an authentic Montessori Method and combining it with the Resources for Infant Educarers (RIE) approach and the Pikler approach, the school supports respectful, reciprocal, responsive, and holistic learning experiences for children.
- Fosters High Levels of Independence – Children are allowed to exercise their freedom of choice on every learning pursuit and are respected and supported for their choices. They are also given the space and time to problem-solve and pick themselves up from failure. This allows children to grow into confident individuals who are self-disciplined, self-motivated, respectful, and who believe in themselves and in their ability to succeed.
- Child-Centric Approach to Learning – Classes at Greentree Montessori are mixed-aged, lesson plans are individualized to cater to each child, and all learning is facilitated on a one-on-one basis.
- Comprehensive and Holistic Curriculum – Children work on nine subjects consisting of Practical Life Education, Sensorial Education, Language, Mathematics, Geography, History, Science, Music, and Arts. Classes are led by trained Montessori teachers.
- Fully Immersive Bilingual Program – Each class is led by an English language teacher and a Chinese language teacher. Both of whom are fully qualified and competent in teaching all nine subjects using their respective language. This allows children to learn language from any age in a manner that is relevant, useful, integrative, and applicable.
- Nurturing and Enriched Environment – Children need a nurturing space where they feel safe and valued. Additionally, they benefit from engaging areas that spark their curiosity and captivate their imaginations. From classrooms that are open, naturally ventilated, well-lit, and equipped with hands-on concrete learning materials set amidst nature and beautiful natural materials, Greentree Montessori creates the ideal learning atmosphere for young learners.
- Strong Cultural Education Program – Cultural education forms an interconnected web of learning that helps children understand the world and their place in it. At Greentree Montessori, children experience a rich tapestry of lessons and experiences that encompass the arts, sciences, geography, and history, delivered in an engaging, child-centered approach.
Greentree Montessori’s well-crafted curriculum can be categorized into the following programs:
Infant Community (2 to 18 months old)
The Infant Community program, available in both half-day and full-day formats at Greentree Montessori Children Cottage, is specifically designed for the youngest cohort of the school. Its primary goal is to encourage autonomous self-exploration and discovery through free play. This program is facilitated by dedicated educarers who adhere to the principles of respectful caregiving and provide age-appropriate communication and movement support to the children. The Infant Program is further reinforced by experienced educarers who hold certifications in both the RIE (Resources for Infant Educarers) approach and the Pikler approach.
Young Initiator (18 months to 3 years)
The Young Initiator Program for toddlers is available at all locations, offering program options in four-hour, half-day, and full-day formats. This program emphasizes the development of essential practical life skills, refinement of the five senses, pre-mathematical skills, enhancement of language, and introduction to cultural education. The program is led by a team of trained Montessori educators.
Preschool Community (3 to 6 years old)
Also available at all locations, the Preschool Community at Greentree Montessori offers its program in four-hour, half-day, and full-day formats. This program places a strong emphasis on fostering independence, self-confidence, problem-solving skills, and a sense of care for oneself, others, and the environment. By enhancing their analytical skills, children can effectively interpret the world around them and become curious initiators in their learning journey.
In the preschool community, children skilfully navigate through nine subject areas. They exercise their freedom of choice to design their own comprehensive learning experiences, at a learning pace they operate most efficiently at. This approach empowers them to be proactive learners, shaping their educational path in a manner that nurtures their individual growth and development.
Education that Empowers
At Greentree Montessori, education is a catalyst for transformation, igniting a profound sense of empowerment within every child. Here, learning takes place in a nurturing and harmonious environment, where children are given the tools to thrive and flourish. With the freedom to chart their own educational course, they emerge as joyful, self-assured individuals, fueled by an insatiable thirst for knowledge and a profound commitment to serve their community.
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Greentree Montessori currently operates in two locations in Singapore and will open its third center soon.
(1) Greentree Montessori Children Hub at 45 Jalan Mata Ayer, S759130
(2) Greentree Montessori Children Cottage at 26 Jalan Shaer, S796372
(3) Upcoming: Greentree Montessori Children Terrace at 2 Thomson Hills Drive, S574747 (Starting 1 Jan 2024)
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