Blue Lion Preschool
Blue Lion Preschool is registered as a non-profit entity and is licensed as a childcare centre, regulated by ECDA (Early Childhood Development Authority) of Singapore.
Blue Lion Preschool’s programme goals and outcomes are guided by contemporary early childhood education and care principles. These goals and outcomes are based on the Nurturing Early Learners (NEL) and Early Years Development Framework (EYDF) from the Ministry of Education Singapore.
The philosophy of the Blue Lion Curriculum is rooted in a Buddhist approach to education, emphasizing universal themes of compassion, generosity, intelligence, awareness, dignity, humour, gentleness and discipline. By encouraging each child’s fundamental goodness, and by teaching an early understanding of the interconnection of all things, the Blue Lion curriculum is laying a thoughtful educational foundation that addresses the whole child.
The goal of this holistic approach is to inspire kind, open-minded, self-respecting students, ready to engage with the beauty and challenges of the world around them as they head into grade level learning.
Rooted in the ancient Asian Buddhist histories and wisdom; informed, analytical but also contemplative and respectful; considerate of the collective; and free of excessive greed and a need to dominate – this is the vision we support by laying a strong Buddhist foundation in the early childhood years.
By drawing on these principles and pairing them with Early Childhood models of education, the Blue Lion Approach integrates both Montessori and Waldorf inspired activities, with creative play, contemplative practice and outdoor experiential learning.
The goal is to encourage in our students, confidence in themselves, and curiosity and care about the living-world around them. To this end, the Blue Lion approach is committed to a model of integrated learning outcomes interwoven throughout the day, and within the monthly Study Modules. These modules are complete with themes, classroom activities and daily rhythms that best accommodate the fundamental Dharma teachings and principles combined with an understanding of children’s developmental stages throughout the preschool years.
小蓝狮的课程扎根于佛学教育的核心概念，这包括了慈悲、 慷慨、 智力、觉知、尊严、幽默、 温和以及纪律。着重于发掘儿童善良的本质， 以及学习一切事物都相互依存的原则， 针对学前幼儿完整的人格建设。这个方针的目标是启发良善的本质、培养开放的心态、树立自尊自重的品德， 协助儿童准备迎接未来既美妙又充满挑战的学术环境。
秉持着这个信念，小蓝狮以当前最优秀的学前幼教模式为基础，巧妙地结合了由蒙特梭利和华尔道夫启发的各种活动，并通过创意游戏、正念活动，以及户外学习体验等方法，协助学生建立自信、 并鼓励他们对生活和周遭环境保持好奇与关爱。 小蓝狮开办的课程都根据学童的学习进度， 以佛法引导， 并以不同的主题和课堂活动来呈现。