Premier childcare centre Sunflower has 20 locations in Singapore, including Sunflower Preschool within Hougang Mall (90 Hougang Avenue 10).
Sunflower childcare centres provide kindergarden programs, nursery services, as well as early childhood education for children between the age of 18 months and 6 years old.
The centres offer age-appropriates programs that help children develop intellectually, physically, emotionally, musically, and socially to their fullest potential.
Each child is allowed to progress at his or her own pace and Sunflower look into their stages of development in enhancing and enriching their learning opportunities.
The curriculum itself is based on the concept of Multiple Intelligences (MI), which was conceived in 1983 by Dr Howard Gardner, a professor of education at Harvard University.
The idea behind Multiple Intelligences is that there are a total of eight different ways to demonstrate intellectual ability, eight ways of being smart (Word Smart, Picture Smart, Music Smart, Self Smart, Nature Smart, People Smart, Body Smart, Logic Smart), and that the traditional notion of intelligence, based on IQ testing, is too limited.
At all of the Sunflower childcare and education centres, the fundamentals of the multiple intelligences theory are taught to children in everyday classroom situations, with the curriculum prodiving hundres of ways to develop all eight kinds of “smarts”.
Activities that play an integral part of Sunflower’s programs are story telling / speech & drama, music & movement, art & craft, dramatic play / sand play / dough play / block play, manipulative play / role play, the art of language, and a creative approach for arithmetic and science through circle time as well as structured groups and individual projects for kindergarten students.
Besides the standard curriculum, activities that are conducted on a regular basis for the child’s learning and enjoyment purposes include Fun with Cooking (quarterly cookery sessions), Excursions (visits to places of interests as well as field trips to enhance classroom experiences), and Workshops (organized to introduce new ideas, skills, or crafts).
Sunflower Childcare Centre Locations in Singapore
Sunflower Preschool Hougang Mall
90 Hougang Avenue 10, 05-08, Hougang Mall
Hours: Monday-Friday 7am-7pm, Saturday-Sunday 7am-6pm
Sunflower Baby House
200 Turf Club Road, #04-300, Turf City
Sunflower Kiddy House
141 Cecil Street, #01-01, Tung Ann Association Building
Sunflower Preschool Balestier
80, Lorong Limau, Level 2, Balestier Area Office
Sunflower Baby House & Preschool
38, Sunset Heights, Clementi Park
Sunflower Preschool Clementi
Blk 431, Clementi Ave 3, #01 – 348
Sunflower Childcare & Development Centre
670 Bedok North St 3, Kaki Bukit CC
Sunflower Preschool Frankel
50 Frankel Avenue
33 Ubi Avenue 3, #01-69/70, Vertex
Sunflower Kiddy Star
Blk 896 Tampines Street 81, #01-876
10 Simei Street 2, Kaki Bukit Community Club / Changi Simei RC
Sunflower Preschool Pasir Ris
Blk 472 Pasir Ris Drive 6, #01-464
Sunflower Preschool Punggol Field Walk
Blk 128D Punggol Field Walk, #01-323
Sunflower Preschool Punggol Field
Blk 201D Punggol Field, #01-270
Maris Kindergarten by Sunflower Group – Bedok
Blk 745 Bedok Reservoir, #02-3015
Sunflower Montessori Discovery Ark
146 Pasir Ris Road, Pasir Ris Beach Park
Blk 215 Bedok North Street 1 #01-83
33 Kasai Road
Sunflower Kinderhub AMK
20 Mayflower Rise
Sunflower iKids World
35 Saraca Road
You can check out the details of the Sunflower curriculum and information regarding each of the centre’s at the official website, at www.sunflowerkid.com.