“Children learn as they play. Most importantly in play children learn how to learn."
- O Fred Donaldson
We teach children about themselves and the world around them, drawing upon the best pedagogical philosophies of early childhood education that focus on natural learning through play and exploration.
Reggio Emilia, Italy
The Reggio Emilia Approach
The Reggio Emilio approach was created in Italy over 70 years ago, it is today recognised as the leading pre-school learning methodology by the World Bank (view video intro).
Children are driven by their interests to understand and be curious.
Children understand themselves and the world around them based on their interactions with others.
Children experience the power to express themselves fully through drawing, dancing, singing, speaking and creative role play and these form part of the "100 languages of children". When they can indulge all of these senses in such a learning process this is when they learn best.
The Mandarin Language & Culture Immersion Approach
The Mandarin language and culture immersion approach is our unique way of giving children a natural and native learning environment.
Children learn Mandarin with us through fun, interactive and engrossing activities. Most often they learn without realizing they are using Mandarin as the only medium of communication!
Immersion learning infusing key Chinese art and culture elements, is the most essential way to build children's contextual understanding.
We capture children's attention by creating vivid visual impressions of life objects, props and drawings, bringing stories and themes to life, and fostering the inquiry based active learning journey.
Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
The Early Years Foundations Stage (EYFS) is a framework from the United Kingdom that sets standards for learning outlines and developmental stages for children from 0 to 5. Mulberry House teaches children new study units every two weeks, and follows the seven key learning areas:
- Language and Communication
- Understanding the world
- Physical Development
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Expressive Arts & Design
- Early Mathematic