Willow Academy is designed with children in mind. We believe in a holistic education where not only are our programs focused on academics, but also bringing out the best in each child in creating a nurturing, empowering environment through consistent teacher training. Preschoolers need time to absorb the information they’re given; they’re not designed to sit still and listen. Children move from one space to another every 20 mins. We have standing work tables besides sitting work tables. Our programs is designed to have children explore and question–and to play, interacting and experiencing the subject at hand.
Children will be encouraged to explore pencil grip, tracing and writing starting 3 years old. Worksheets only becomes a main feature starting 5 years old to prepare children to move-on to primary schools.
There is a choice of a morning session where the medium of instruction is English, and/ OR afternoon session - the Panda Camp, where the medium of instruction is Mandarin. Children will learn all subjects in a fully immersive Mandarin experience. The afternoon session can be a stand-alone or add-on to the morning session, providing children a perfectly defined way of switching between languages.
2-3 Year Old Toddler Class
The first three years of a child's life will lay the foundation of any future learning and growth. Our program ensures that our young, curious explorers are practising to feed, clean and keeping their own hygiene while they learn languages, basic life-skills, and have loads of fun singing and playing both in-doors and out-doors. Placement of classes is determined by the year of birth.
At this transitional age, programs get a little more intensive to prepare children for admission into primary schools. Children will start having more writing and projects that helps in retention of knowledge as children this age has longer attention span. There are enrichment classes for Piano, Phonics, Cubetto, Mandarin and Math if you are interested in making sure your child is absolutely prepared for a smooth transition to primary school.
Butterflies vs Badgers
A snippet of class in action...
Autonomous children having their voices heard in naming their class.
Making Learning Fun
Our learning environments whether indoor or outdoor are well-resourced, offering a range of multi-sensory learning opportunities.
* Personal, Social, and Emotional Development (kids yoga and mindfulness)
* Communication and Language (English, Mandarin and Bahasa Malaysia)
* Physical Development
* Understanding the World
* Performing Arts and Expressive Arts
* Interactive Science
* Coding Basics - Cubetto
Activity packs & Home Learning
Learning from home can be taxing on top of working from home and cooking and cleaning. We are here to help.
Activity packs have components and materials you need to complete the activity in-line with the lessons that are on-going as it would in a normal learning establishment. Gain access to online resources and join our weekly morning songs Zoom meeting to connect with friends.