OUR PHILOSOPHY

LEARNING THROUGH MEANINGFUL AND WELL-DESIGNED PLAY LESSONS
For a child, it is the simplicity of play that the complexity of life is sorted like puzzle pieces, joined together to make sense of the world. In the process of playing and interacting with the physical environment, we offer in HAN Junior, children develop self-awareness, confidence, imagination, friendship and reasoning skills.

OUR VISION
A WORLD CLASS PRE-SCHOOL WITH STUDENT CENTRIC CURRICULUM.

OUR MISSION
To discover and develop every child’s talent and giftings.
Teaching with Love and Patience
Learning with Fun and Attentive
Entrusting with Relieve and Comfort


Message From our Chairman

Dear Parents,
It gives me great pleasure to welcome your child to our preschool and to your lifelong association with the warm Big Idea family. This year we have done a huge transformation from Han Junior to Big Idea to ensure that you child is ready for the future.

A journey of a thousand miles starts with the first step. This first step in our preschool shapes our kid’s thoughts and attitudes, it determines their words and actions, it forms their early habits and later character. This first step in life determines our kid’s destiny. It is our mission to ensure your child starts right.

Big Idea programmes provide that spring and wings to bring your child higher and further, yet with values to make your child stronger and kinder.This is possible because our revamped approach is based on the child-centric pedagogy of self-directed activity, hands-on experiential learning and collaborative play. In our Big Idea classrooms, your child will make creative and responsible choices with our experienced teachers offering age-appropriate activities to guide the process.

Big Idea brings the world to your child’s lap. Dinosaur Train, a computer-animated cartoon series created by Jim Henson of the Sesame Street and Muppet fame, will be introduced here in Big Idea preschools for our English lessons. This series of more than 170 episodes is currently broadcast all over USA by PBS-Kids. We have plans to partner and support parents for these lessons to be enacted and reinforced at your own home. From Finland, Angry Birds AI (Artificial Intelligence) are currently used to teach and reinforce the learning of Chinese Language. These cute machines help your child to appreciate machine-learning now. The future is right here in our preschools.

With the injection of carefully curated preschool pedagogies just for Big Idea kids, we have invited early childhood specialists to our Board. They include Dr Carol Gossett who is a renowned Child Psychologist and Early Childhood Specialist from USA. Dr Lily Wong, a Singapore Professor of Psychology and Early Childhood Education, develops, guides and endorses our own pool of preschool teachers. Professor K C Wong from NTU who co-created Dinosaur Train with Jim Hensen, is guiding us on Kids Animation.

Highlights for 2019 include special programmes by Nordic, Chinese and Aussie specialists to provide the different International and cross-cultural exposure for our preschool’s kids. These crucial but easy-going early interactions are set in the context of music (hand-bells and ukulele) outdoor experiences like gymnastics and swimming, your child picks up disposition of confidence, courage and calmness beyond his age.

We will be your trusted partner to bring up your child over the next few years. Our most important key to unlock your child’s potential is our pool of carefully selected teachers who are professional, skilful and caring. We, the teachers, bring smiles to your child every day. We are the reason why your child loves to come to Big Idea – we love your child like ours.

Yours sincerely
David Tan