PCF centres strive to provide best teachers, curriculum

We thank Mr Andrew Liu for his letter on the curriculum offered by the PCF Sparkletots pre-school at Hillion Mall (Disappointing experience at PCF pre-school; March 16).

We are sorry to hear that his experience there has not been a positive one.

Mr Liu's child was initially enrolled at the PCF Sparkletots Preschool @ Cashew located at Senja-Cashew Community Club.

Earlier this year, the pre-school was relocated to Hillion Mall which has bigger premises and designed to enable more innovative learning.

The PAP Community Foundation (PCF) takes curriculum development very seriously.

All PCF Sparkletots pre-schools offer an integrated curriculum that comprises the key learning areas of Language and Literacy, Aesthetic and Creative Expression, Discovery of the World, Motor Skills Development, Numeracy and Social and Emotional Development.

These key learning areas are also part of the Ministry of Education's Nurturing Early Learners framework.

As the largest pre-school operator in Singapore, PCF is responsible for children from a diverse range of backgrounds.

We take this responsibility seriously and are continually improving our curriculum.

That is why the PCF Sparkletots Preschool at Hillion Mall offers an additional focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (Steam).

This allows children to ask questions, explore and learn in a safe, stimulating and nurturing environment.

We are also engaging parents to be involved in their children's learning journey, and help reinforce the learning outcomes at home.

All PCF Sparkletots pre-schools are staffed by dedicated and experienced early childhood professionals.

Three in four of our pre-schools are accredited under the Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework (Spark), which is an independent mark of quality.

The strong foundations laid at PCF Sparkletots pre-schools have enabled our pupils to progress well in their primary school education.

Victor Bay
Chief Executive Officer
PAP Community Foundation

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 29, 2017, with the headline 'PCF centres strive to provide best teachers, curriculum'. Print Edition | Subscribe