Inspired by innovative global teaching pedagogies from the United States, United Kingdom, as well as, the Reggio Emilia educational practices in Northern Italy, Odyssey The Global Preschool offers an award-winning curriculum within a fully-equipped Reggio Emilia inspired campus, specially designed for exploratory and self-directed learning.
We promote an educational culture of collaboration, focusing on the child as an active and competent learner, whilst celebrating the active role of the environment as the third teacher. More than just a preschool, we serve as a research and education hub for developing innovative and internationally acclaimed teaching curricula to bring forth a unique Odyssey experience.
Because your child deserves only the best.
- Early Years programme promotes age-appropriate, holistic development focusing on children’s communication and language skills, creative expressions, as well as physical, social and personal competencies. Skills, concepts and content development are implemented in age and developmentally-appropriate ways through emergent play situations. Through this, children get to make sense of the things and people around them, investigate the world, and engage in active social interaction. It ensures a smooth transition to the more structured and skills-driven learning expectations of the preschool years.
- In the Preschool years, emphasis shifts from emergent strategies of the early years to purposeful acquisition and understanding of content, skills and concepts. Children’s developing language competencies are more visibly used as tools for communication and for learning content and concepts. With increasing maturity of their physical competencies, preschool children are able to take on greater challenges in physical pursuits, and engage in more sophisticated pre-writing and writing experiences. Expectations for self and social development are prioritized resulting in even greater autonomy and independence, enhanced self-help skills, emotional self-regulation, self-concept and confidence. Our Preschool programme promotes children’s interests and their natural quest for knowledge; leading to experiences in problem solving, inquiry, investigation, discovery and active hands-on explorations. In the Preschool years, learning is naturally more structured and integrated across multiple disciplines to meet expectations for holistic goals, development of life skills, dispositions and attitudes, as well as academic achievements.
- Immersion in an environment rich with sounds, sights, and consistent exposure to the language helps children develop their language most effectively. Odyssey offers full Chinese Language Immersion in all classes across all levels, with every class having a designated full time Chinese Language teacher who stays with the class throughout the day and speaks and interacts with the children primarily in native Chinese Language. Thus, children listen and respond to our teachers in the Chinese Language and acquire the language more readily and naturally. Eventually, they learn to use it as a means of expression and communication in real life context.
- Immersion in an environment rich with sounds, sights, and consistent exposure to the language helps children develop their language most effectively. Apart from offering a Chinese Language Immersion environment, our Nursery and Kindergarten classes have a designated Bahasa Specialist teacher that teaches the Bahasa language as an alternative language for children.