New Kid on the Block - LA Madison

Last month, both Big Brother Kyle and Little Brother Kyne were invited to La Madison for a special preview class before their opening! This is actually our Little Brother's virgin class experience as i have not brought him for any before this. 

LA Madison is a new enrichment centre located at Marine Parade Central, just above the McDonald's. The centre combines montessori and Reggio Emilia approach in early childhood education in their programmes and provides enrichment programme for children 18 months to 6 years old.

Upon entry of the school is a small play area with a ball pit for children to play 

Little Brother Kyne enjoying and having his fun at LA Madison (Photo Credit: LA Madison)

The environment of LA Madison, clockwise from Top Left: Walkway, Lockers, Classroom, Water & Sand Play room

Before the start of the class, the children were led into a classroom for water and sand play! The theme covered for this class was underwater adventure!

The children were so excited to see this and needless to say, they got their sensory fix

Fun, fun and fun! It's not easy to get them to go into another classroom after this

Introduction, warming up followed by chinese lesson

The children watched, sang and danced to a chinese song about the animals in the ocean

The Chinese Teacher, Ms Xu, showed and explained to the children the different ocean animals and their characteristics

One of the hands on activities was fixing the ocean animals puzzle and naming them

Another activity covered was to learn about patterning and what comes next

There was a short break and the children proceeded with English class, with Teachers Mr Andrej and Ms 'Ifwah. The theme covered was still Underwater adventure and the teachers taught the children about sharing through a story. 

The children watched and listened to a story "The Rainbow Fish"

The fishing game (Photo Credit: LA Madison)

The children matching their catch with Alphabets or Numbers on the wall
(Photo Credit: LA Madison)

Next was craft time! The children made their own dry aquarium or paper plate crabs!

LA Madison is a place where children leave school with:

  • A set of moral values - honesty, integrity and good judgement.
  • A complement of basic skills - linguistic, mathematical, scientific, artistic, physical and social.
  • An enquiring and discriminating mind and a desire for knowledge.
  • Developing self-esteem and high personal expectation.
  • Tolerance and respect for others.

Programmes Offered

Happy Feet - 18 months to 3 years old

Happy Feet focuses on the development of functional independency and important sensorial and cognitive skills through fun and carefully prepared learning opportunities and themes that connect to one another in a structured and meaningful way. Children will learn about the body and its function while developing sensory areas.

Children will be able to develop relationships with other children and be part of an environment with different play areas designed for learning opportunities, where a child will get to explore, learn and express freely.

Explorer - 3 to 4 years old

Explorer will be focusing on the learning of phonics and language through activities such as dramatization and role playing, concept of math through logical reasoning, and planning and implementation of simple scientific investigations.

Thinker - 4 to 5 years old

Thinkers have greater thirst for knowledge, children will be exposed to differentiated and fun learning possibilities to challenge their logical and critical thinking skill and their understanding of math and science concepts.

Enlighter - 5 to 6 years old

The Enlightenment phase is where children learn how to use all that he knows for his future learning. Focus will be on the development of greater independence and self-control in the children.

If you are keen to find out more about this new preschool in Singapore, I am pleased to share that LA Madison will be having an Open House!

Location: 1 Marine Parade Central #04–07 Parkway Centre
Building opposite Parkway Parade Shopping Centre, same building where McDonalds is located.
Date: 20 December 2014, Saturday
Time: 9.30am to 12.00pm

Programme talks and programme preview with their Teachers
  1. 0930 to 1030
  2. 1030 to 1130
  3. 1130 to 1230

Kindly please RSVP for the programme talks and preview via call 82004052, email or via Eventbrite.

Special class package for my readers! 

Quote our blog when you register your child at LA Madison during the Open House and get extra classes for the first month. Sign-up for their daily programme (5 days/week) and get additional 4 Saturdays of free classes or sign up for their 3 days/week programme and get additional 2 Saturdays of classes for free! 

More Information on La Madison

Vision Statement
La Madison's vision is to be the leader and innovator in early childhood education.
  • To provide a happy, safe, caring and stimulating environment.
  • A place where children will be recognized and achieve their fullest potential before embarking on their compulsory education.
  • Providing a head start and school readiness.

Mission Statement
LA Madison recognizes that each child is an individual; each child is an angel; that all children are creative; that all children need to succeed. Therefore, LA Madison respects the individual needs of children; fosters a caring and creative environment; and emphasizes the social, emotional, physical, intellectual development of each child.

Disclaimer: Both my boys were invited to attend the Special Preview Class by La Madison. I am not obliged to blog about it we do not find the class beneficial. All opinions and images are my own, unless otherwise stated.

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