Preschool: Summerfields

Summerfields Preschool is located in Sri Hartamas and caters to children age 2 to 6 years old. They offer a partial Montessori program which is combined with other programs such as the Singaporean phonetic program “Read with Phonics” and the Heinemann Reading Series from UK.

They focus on six main areas of learning:

  1. Language and Literacy
  2. Numeracy and Mathematics
  3. Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  4. Personal and Social Development
  5. Physical Development
  6. Creative Development

All staff are Montessori trained and/or have a background in early childhood studies. One of the teachers has special needs training to help children with learning disabilities.

These are the programs they have available:

  1. Nursery 1 (2-3 years old) – 8:30am to 12:30pm
  2. Nursery 2 (4 years old) – 8:30am to 12:30pm
  3. Kindergarten 1 (5 years old) – 8:30am to 1pm
  4. Kindergarten 2 (6 years old) – 8:30am to 1pm
  5. Full Day Program – 8:30am to 5:30pm (optional)

They also offer the following Extra-Curricular Activities:

  • Mandarin
  • Bahasa Malaysia
  • English Enhancement Class
  • Art and Craft for young children
  • Music Appreciation and Movement

Fee Structure:

Morning Program (8:30am – 12:30pm)

  • Registration fee – RM50
  • 1 Month Deposit (refundable) – RM600
  • Material fees (per year) – RM300
  • Fees per month – RM600

Extended Program

  • Lunch fee (12:30pm to 1pm) – RM60/month
  • Extended Program 1 (12:30pm to 3:30pm) – RM150/month
  • Extended Program 2 (12:30pm to 5:30pm) – RM250/month

Summerfields is location in a house and has an outdoor play area. They offer a good solution for parents who want a mixed program that is part Montessori. I liked that they have a teacher trained to handle children with special needs. My only gripe is its proximity to high tension wires. They also lack the flexibility of My Little Home where you can opt for 3 days a week and a 3 hour a day program (which I think is important option to have for the younger children).

Published by Shen-Li

SHEN-LI LEE is the author of “Brainchild: Secrets to Unlocking Your Child’s Potential”. She is also the founder of Figur8.net (a website on parenting, education, child development) and RightBrainChild.com (a website on Right Brain Education, cognitive development, and maximising potentials). In her spare time, she blogs on Forty, Fit & Fed, and Back to Basics.

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