MONTESSORI
 
At Kids Republic Education program, we teach children using the Montessori method of education - a popular methodology in the dynamic world of Early Childhood Education today. An Italian physician and educator, Maria Montessori, developed the Montessori Method. Her method is characterized by a hands-on approach and an emphasis on independence, freedom within limits and respect for a child’s natural physiological, physical and social development.


 
 
PRACTICAL LIFE SKILLS
Exercises of Practical Life are introduced to the children so that they are equipped with daily practical life skills. Exercises of Practical Life develop independence, concentration, self-control and physical co-ordination of the children.
 
SENSORIAL
Sensorial uses a multi-sensory approach to education. Children are encouraged to learn by processing information gathered through the senses. The Sensorial materials and activities are designed to develop the five senses of the children to aid and heighten their senses for learning, and isolate quantities such as colour, form, texture, size, weight, sound, smell and dimensions.
 
LANGUAGE
Language Lessons are incorporated into all curriculum areas to assist with vocabulary development, progression into reading, development of writing skills, and composition. The use of three-dimensional objects and letters, and games to introduce early grammar concepts, such as the noun, verb, adjective and singular and plural or nouns, all interest the children and enhance their learning. The children also learn to read through a series of graded exercises and activities.
 
MATHEMATHICS
The Montessori Mathematics apparatus serve as a concrete method where the children learn concepts of mathematics by working on tangible mathematics equipment such as the Montessori Number Rods and Golden Beads just to name a few. With the Golden Beads, children learn such skills as basic addition, subtraction, multiplication and number building up to four digit numbers (9999), that oppose the traditional system, which teaches children only up to 100 in the preschool level.
 
CULTURAL
Cultural Studies provide the foundation for children to learn about the world around them as it encompasses Science, Geography, Botany, History and General Knowledge. Cultural activities are a specific extension of the language curriculum, where children begin to acquire a sense of historical fact, physical geography and an appreciation of cultural differences.



HORWARD GARDNER’S 8 INTELLIGENCES
 
Howard Gardner, a renowned professor at the Harvard University, has identified 8 distinct intelligences that children possess. This means that every child learns differently, based on his primary intelligence. The 8 intelligences are as follows:

Visual – Spacial: They think in terms of physical space, as do architects and sailors. They are very aware of their environment.

Intrapersonal: They have an understanding of their own interests and goals. They are self-reflective and tend to shy away from others.

Bodily kinesthetic: They use the body effectively, like a dancer or a surgeon. They have a keen sense of body awareness.

Linguistic: They are highly verbal and use words effectively. These learners have highly developed auditory skills and often think in words.

Musical: They show sensitivity to rhythm and sound. They love music, but they are also sensitive to sounds in their environment.

Logical -Mathematical: They love reasoning and calculating. They think conceptually and abstractly, and are able to see and explore patterns and relationships.

Interpersonal: They develop their understanding through interacting with others. They have many friends and love to interact.

Naturalistic: They observe, understand and organize patterns in their natural environment. They show expertise in the recognition of plants and animal studies.


At Kids Republic, we observe to identify your child’s primary intelligence and use it to enhance your child’s learning. Our activities and learning are designed to meet the various intelligences.
 
OTHER BEST PRACTICES


National Curriculum
Kids Republic adopts National Curriculum of Indonesia and applies it in almost all aspect of our subjects. We teach Indonesian language weekly, we instil moral & religion values in and after classes. Our students will be ready to enter either national or international choice of school.

Thematic Activities

Each month , all classes in Kids Republic will be using different themes. Theme is an effective studying method for early childhood students by conducting experiments and direct study to foster student’s creativity and imagination. School will provide different theme for each month, such as: Under the Sea, Space, Farm, Community Helpers and many more. Not only children will learn general ideas from their lesson plan but they will get additional information through in depth studies such as thematic.

State of the Arts Teaching & Learning Methodologies:
  • Group Presentation
  • Individual Presentation
  • Experiment
  • Moving Class
  • Edu – Trip
  • Outside the class observation
  • Performance
  • Assembly
  • Student Award
  • Class chores
  • Group Projects
  • Individual Projects
  • Freedom of choice






ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES OF PRESCHOOL & KINDERGARTEN
Within the school curriculum of Leaders Curriculum©, we embed the following enrichment activities for our children. This is a supplemental learning activity during school hours. Enrichment provides an environment where children can learn, take part in supervised recreation, and build strong, positive relationships with responsibility, caring adults and with their peers. These activities are conducted within the school hours. There are no additional fees for enrichment activities.
  • Edu Gym
  • Swimming
  • Music and Movement
  • Cooking
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Gardening
  • Storytelling
  • Early Reading Program
  • Thematic Projects and Activities
  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • Show and Tell
  • Celebrations & Schools Events
  • Filed Trips