The Bridging the Gap Playgroup is a Preschool program which provides opportunities for young child aged between 18 months to 3½ years to develop and learn through both structured and free play. We aim to increase each child’s competence in all developmental areas and build on his/her natural interest in learning. Through motivating activities in a friendly and stimulating environment, our preschool program gives children the opportunity to explore and make discoveries every day.
Our Playgroup features a 10-week programme where preschoolers engage in a 3- or 5-day week course. We have carefully structured our Playgroup programme to help our young learners maximise their potential and grow in all developmental areas. This preschool programme runs from Monday through Friday every morning from 10:00 am to 12 noon. It is a small class size (limit of 12) and is designed to be more creative through discovery-based learning.
Daily Routine at Our Playgroup
The timing below shows you how our morning is set out.
Our Playgroup Curriculum
Children 18 months to 3 years old are highly imaginative and live in a world of imagination and make-believe. A typical day in our Playgroup programme is filled with lots of stories, dramatic play, songs and rhymes, sensory play, arts & craft and gymnastics exploration.
Bridging the Gap’s Playgroup curriculum focuses on learning through play where we use a thematic approach in our curriculum to spark a child’s natural curiosity and enthusiasm. We also highlight sensory play activities which provide stimulation for learning, enabling greater information retention in young learners. The curriculum is also linked to an age-appropriate theme that changes every term.
Language and Literacy
One of the key highlights of our Playgroup programme are language and literacy activities. By building on a child’s pre-learning skills such as – auditory (listening), visual (seeing), fine motor and vocal, we are able to prepare our young learners for their future academic endeavors.
Our language and literacy activities involve hands-on kinesthetic learning with the use of colourful and multi-sensorial manipulatives. Instructions are broken down, modelled and visually supported to cater to our non-verbal young learners.
Arts and Craft
Our curriculum introduces a myriad of art media, textures and materials, helping our young learners develop fine motor skills and sensory abilities through craft activities. Focusing on the creative process rather than the outcome, we provide a safe space for children to explore their artistic nature.
Music and Movement
Designed to get our kids up and moving, our programme introduces a variety of educational songs that inspire movement. Specially curated by our curriculum specialists, music and movement activities help our young learners effectively process their emotions and sharpen their social skills.
Through dramatic play, we teach our children how to perform different roles in various situations. This tests their creativity, reaction, inferencing and problem-solving skills. At our Playgroup programme, we promote the development of social skills as our little learners to put themselves in someone else’s shoes.
Storytelling plays a critical part in our young learners’ overall development. This helps our children to instil virtues in life, boost their listening skills, fosters imagination, enhances communication skills and improves social skills. This will always be a part of our day-to-day routine which the children really love.
Gymnastics and Fitness
Bridging the Gap features a sensory integrated gym designed to provide proprioceptive and vestibular sensory input for our young learners. Fully equipped with swings, trampolines, therapy balls and climbing walls, your child will develop physical awareness and cognitive skills in a fun and engaging way.
Sensory Play & Manipulative Exploration
A key highlight of our Playgroup programme, manipulative exploration and sensory play promotes the development of fine motor skills, manual dexterity and hand-eye coordination. Through the use of puzzles, crayons, blocks, playdough and musical toys, our young learners learn how to discover, examine and interact with different items.
Dearest BTG Teachers, Alyssa has been excited for your lessons. We really appreciate that you all go above and beyond for Alyssa in class.
Thank you for taking care of Youyu in the past few months. He has developed well in every way and enjoyed learning in Bridging the Gap. At times, Youyu would tell me he wants to visit the school and all the teachers. We just want to say we appreciate all your efforts for making Youyu how he is now.
Teachers, thank you for the love and care for Grace. You have seen my little one grow and I saw how she loved going to school and loved learning because of you! Your patience and energy is incomparable!