A nurturing environment where children with different needs are given a great start in life.
Canossaville Preschool is a mainstream preschool specialising in supporting children with hearing loss. We provide rich, play-based learning activities for children aged between 18 months to 6 years old.
Our team recognises that each child is an individual with unique strengths, needs and talents. Children develop empathy and respect for others through our inclusive approach; and we foster their independence and well-being by encouraging self-help skills, regular physical activity and healthy eating. Our children are surrounded with kindness, love and compassion so they feel secure and happy in our care.
We believe that all children are precious gifts from God, and our mission is to develop them into confident individuals with a passion for learning, and living the Canossian values of compassion with respect for other people, nature and the environment.
Our guiding principles
Approach to Learning
While formation of the heart and character development are at the core of all we do, social awareness, language and literacy, problem-solving skills, motor skills development, aesthetics and visual arts appreciation, music and creative expression, and discovery of the world are fostered through thematic activities and project work.
Our indoor and outdoor spaces are designed to be appealing and practical for children to learn safely, and develop a love and respect for the environment. Teaching materials are developmentally appropriate to support the individual child’s need for movement, concentration, order and independence.
Partnership and Teamwork
Our Canossaville teachers work as a team and collaborate with parents and child development specialists to ensure children receive the most appropriate support and intervention for their needs. We also encourage parents to meet with the teachers to share their knowledge of their child, and to be involved as parent-helpers for the various educational tours and activities organised for the children.
At Canossaville Preschool, our children are given a great start in life with programmes designed to nurture their all-round development as they progress through the different levels from Playgroup to K2. We empower our children to develop to their full potential by providing an engaging learning environment. With encouragement, guidance, and support from teachers, children are nurtured to become confident and independent lifelong learners.
Our holistic curriculum integrates Canossian character development with academic development, and is delivered in the groups and levels shown below:
|18 – 24 months||Playgroup|
|2 – 3 years||Nursery One|
|3 – 4 years||Nursery Two|
|4 – 5 years||Kindergarten One|
|5 – 6 years||Kindergarten Two|
Playgroup – for children aged 18 to 24 months
This is where the child’s learning journey begins. At this stage of their holistic development, the activities are focused on developing the child’s gross motor and basic fine motor skills; emotional security and social awareness. The foundation for language skills and bilingualism in English and Mandarin is formed through stories and songs and sensory-rich experiences.
Nursery One & Two – for children aged 2 to 4 years
The activities in these stages are designed to further enhance the child’s gross and fine motor development, balance and coordination. There will be a strong focus on social skills and functional literacy in English and Mandarin – both listening and speaking. In addition, exposure to creative and aesthetic expression through drama, music and art will strengthen the child’s self-confidence, positive self-esteem and interpersonal skills.
Kindergarten One & Two – for children aged 4 to 6 years
At this level, the programme is tailored to improve the child’s physical abilities, develop their understanding of key concepts in mathematics and science; enhance their problem-solving and adaptive skills; and develop their musical and artistic expression. There will also be a strong emphasis on nurturing their character and values, respect for others and diversity, social responsibility and care for the environment. By this stage, the child’s resilience, creativity and passion for learning will be sufficiently formed to enable their successful transition to primary school.
|Programme||Duration||Monthly Fee||One Time Registration Fee||Deposit|
|Nursery One to Kindergarten Two||Half Day||S$850||S$200||S$850|
|Nursery One to Kindergarten Two||Full Day||S$1,100||S$200||S$1,100|
One Time Registration Fee and Deposit
At the time of registration, a refundable deposit of one month’s fees and a non-refundable registration fee is required.
Other Charges and Payments
From time to time, there will also be costs for uniforms and PE attire, a child’s mattress and cover, as well as for additional learning resources and materials. A list of these will be provided at the time of registration.