Nurturing Early Learners (NEL)
NEL (Nurturing Early Learners) is a public preschool educational program in Singapore. The program’s various approaches will allow for the nurturing of various skills that children require for future development, such as assisting children in discovering and developing their talents, encouraging them to pursue a passion, being confident in their own abilities, and promoting the diversity of skills in children in academics, sports, and the arts.
Why was the NEL created?
Preschool education establishes the groundwork for lifelong learning and impacts young children’s subsequent growth and knowledge. Quality preschool experiences have been demonstrated to make a difference in children’s future learning.
To prosper in a rapidly changing world and be prepared to face future difficulties, our students must be equipped with the required abilities for learning and life in the twenty-first century. These are some examples:
- Having “a desire to learn, explore, and be prepared to think outside the box”
- The ability to “think critically, assess options, and make sound decisions”
- The ability to “work with people from diverse cultural backgrounds, with different ideas and perspectives”
Young toddlers learn rapidly because they are always asking questions and seeking solutions to issues. As a result, a good and engaging learning approach for a kid will be developed via play and group activities, with the ultimate objective of encouraging each individual child’s drive to learn and curiosity to explore.
The NEL (Nurturing Early Learners) program is intended to assist youngsters in achieving their learning objectives in the following areas:
- Aesthetics and Creative Expression
- Discovery of the World
- Language and Literacy
- Motor Skills Development
- Social and Emotional Development
With the ultimate goal of child development,
- A confident personhas a strong sense of right and wrong, is adaptable and resilient, knows himself, is discerning in judgment, thinks independently and critically, and communicates effectively.
- A self-directed learner who takes responsibility for his own learning, who questions, reflects, and perseveres in the pursuit of learning.
- An active contributor who is able to work effectively in teams, exercises initiative, takes calculated risks, is innovative, and strives for excellence.
- A concerned citizen who is rooted in Singapore, has a strong civic consciousness, is informed, and takes an active role in bettering the lives of others around him.
It has taken many years for Singapore’s education system to be altered and polished so that it may be flexible and diversified, offering students with more alternatives to fit their various interests and learning styles. Children are encouraged to take care of their own learning by selecting what to study and the best learning technique for them. Schools have a role in supporting children’s educational backgrounds to guarantee their overall development, both in and out of the classroom.