Choosing a Preschool Part I –
Montessori, Reggio or Enquiry-Based Learning?
What does modern brain science say?
9th Sept 2021, Thursday
8:30pm to 9:30pm (Singapore Time)
In this 2-part webinar series, we aim to explore different preschool curriculums and provide parents with some guidance in your search for the best preschool for your child.
Montessori, Reggio Emilia or Enquiry-Based Learning curriculums? When choosing a preschool, parents sometimes struggle to decide on the best learning philosophy to embrace for your child’s important formative years. Should it be Montessori, with its long and solid history, including producing some top personalities like Mark Zuckerberg? Or does the vote go to Reggio Emilia, with its strong emphasis on child-centred learning, and which has also stood the test of time? How about more recent Enquiry-Based Learning philosophies, widely adopted not only in preschools but also many primary and secondary schools? The decision is surely not an easy one!
Join us at this webinar as we explore these preschool philosophies through the lens of modern brain science. How do learning philosophies like Montessori and Reggio Emilia, which have been around for about 100 years, stand up to modern neuroscience findings? And even for more recent enquiry-based learning philosophies, are they also aligned with what we now know about how the brain learns? We will attempt to shed light on these important questions and provide some guidance for parents in search of the best preschool philosophy for your child.
Attend this webinar to:
- Gain an overview of the Montessori, Reggio Emilia and Enquiry-Based Learning philosophies
- Understand how these philosophies measure up to modern neuroscience findings
- Learn what are some of the most important considerations parents should have when choosing a preschool for your child
Ms Cheryl Chia, Founder and Director, BrainFit®
With more than 20 years’ experience in brain fitness training, Ms Cheryl Chia is an accomplished physiotherapist, who is also the founder of BrainFit, an entity that specialises in scientific brain fitness training. Cheryl holds a Master Degree in Physiotherapy Studies from the University of Queensland, Australia. She was awarded a full scholarship from KK Hospital, Singapore and was also the overall coordinator for paediatric neurology physiotherapy there. She has lectured in Nanyang Polytechnic and is a much sought-after speaker, including at events organised by MediaCorp, the Child Guidance Clinic, schools and international brain-based learning conferences. She is a frequent invited guest on Parenting Made Easy Radio 93.8, where she shares her expertise on brain fitness to help parents raise smarter and more resilient children. Cheryl is also an author and a mother to two young girls.