Our Curriculum Philosophy
We take a holistic approach to our curriculum. Our core tenets include: involving parents, providing quality care to a small group of babies, and teaching through play. Click between the other tabs to learn more about what we offer.
Babies need to be able to trust their caregivers to make them feel comfortable in the world; the first 18 months are what either cements that feeling of trust or what fails to. Here at Baby Elk, we combine both psychological research, and our own experiences as parents, to make sure we’re helping to put your baby on the path to a well-developed self.
Infants may not look like they’re doing much, but that’s just because their brains are still learning how to do everything. To help lay the groundwork for their social development, they need to be exposed to a nurturing set of infant carers. We carefully vet our teachers to guarantee they’re leaving only the best impact on your child.
Your infant is just starting to understand the world. The first year-and-a-half is so important for them. To ensure they grow up strong, we incorporate evidence-based practices, such as infant massages, into our everyday routine. Our goal is to reinforce real, provable and positive, development in your baby.
Did You Know?
The average infant-to-caregiver ratio in Singapore is five-to-one. We provide one teacher for every three babies, and have decided to limit our total number of infants to ensure the best care.
Your baby is just starting to look around, roll over, and maybe even sit up with some help. They’re learning how to move in this great big world of ours. It’s amazing to watch it happen, but they do need to be watched! We’ve created a safe environment for your baby to learn its way around and provide plenty of extra supervision to keep them safe while they do.
Infants start to hit their stride around the seven-month mark. Most are already holding themselves up on their own, some are trying to crawl. But they are still not used to the world; they really need to learn what’s safe and what isn’t. We’re here to make sure that process goes smoothly while they’re with us.
This is when most babies start to try and lift themselves up onto two legs. It’s an absolutely massive milestone. We want your child to be confident in their new skill, so we’ll do our best to encourage and teach them all they need to know.
Your baby is already growing up fast; many are even walking pretty well. At this point, they understand so much more than we might think. They could be making sounds or repeating words. They’re even actively seeking approval. This is a big milestone for you, them, and us too. Everyone should be so proud of your infant’s progress. We’re so happy to be a part of it.