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adzareena
07-11-2008, 03:48 PM
hi..i'm new here, pls give me advise on the kindergarten that i want to send my doter next year. It is between Kinderland and CEC USJ 12.
Is there any parents who send their kind to those place? pls share ur experienced....btw, my doter is 3 yrs old...thanks

fRaNkY
07-11-2008, 05:36 PM
Send to Sri Comel USJ3, behind Petronas/Shell. My kids go there. Seats are limited.

birdy
08-11-2008, 08:05 AM
I think Sri Comel only accepts children from age 4 onwards, if not mistaken. You might want to call them to find out. The telephone is 03-56358718.

Mrs A Tham
08-11-2008, 10:28 PM
Hi, I'm new to this web too...just registered yesterday.
I have been looking for a nursery for my son too...in fact hi and lo for the past 3 months...just enrolled for January, 09 at Small Wonder S19.
Well, I guess it all depends what a parent is looking for in a nursery/kindy as well as how the kid likes the place and whether he/she can blend in well with the enrichment programme..
To me it's all about how the kid enjoys the teaching environment as well as at the same time how well he develops mentally in terms of IQ's and EQ's and physically too. Lifeskill which includes character building and socializing is very important indeed. Personally i see many smart kids around with loads of IQ's but lack of EQ's and lifeskills nowadays. Sometimes I just wonder what happened?
There are countless of child enrichment centres in Subang Jaya, each claiming to be best in some things.
Well we will never know until the child had taken up the programme, do we..? Every child is a special individual and each possesses a different learning capacity and pace. At this point, it's a matter of recommendation as well as trying out the FOC few days trial. Parents/teachers interview is very important too. How well and friendly a teacher represents herself really is a huge advantage. If the teachers couldn't even speak well, how do you think they are going to relate to the children?? Main factor is whether your kid accepts and enjoys it and the syllabus should develop an all rounder rather than just academically lobsided. We are talking about very young kids here 3yrs - 4yrs of age. Personally, I prefer the learn by play method. When you enjoy what you do, it would not post as a sacrifice...same goes with learning, when a child enjoys the method of teaching..understanding will come automatically.. but if a child feels preassure, later the brain eventually will develop a blockage and "fed-up" will sets in.
Well, all the above are my personal opinion.....! I am no teacher by profession. Actually I am a housewife looking for some friends to share some opinion. Well hope you find a great nursery for your daughter!!

adzareena
10-11-2008, 09:28 AM
Hi Ms. Tham..
Thanks for the advise..really appreciate that..what u said is absolutely true, but as a working mum, i have very limited time to find the best suitable place for my doter. Those 2 kindies are the only place that i manage to find around my place..besides the fees is quite reasonable for me.
Btw, i think we've decided to enroll her to kinderland next year... :)

Mrs A Tham
10-11-2008, 12:42 PM
Hi Ms. Tham..
Thanks for the advise..really appreciate that..what u said is absolutely true, but as a working mum, i have very limited time to find the best suitable place for my doter. Those 2 kindies are the only place that i manage to find around my place..besides the fees is quite reasonable for me.
Btw, i think we've decided to enroll her to kinderland next year... :)


Since u decided to enrol her to Kinderland, perhaps I can request if u could let me know how are the syllabus there...
eg. do they teach by "learn by play concept"? and may i know the teacher student ratio? What are the subjects they offer for a starter (3+years old)? Do they conduct partial montessori or full montessori syllabus? What is the fees like?

Mrs A Tham
10-11-2008, 06:35 PM
Hi Ms. Tham..
Thanks for the advise..really appreciate that..what u said is absolutely true, but as a working mum, i have very limited time to find the best suitable place for my doter. Those 2 kindies are the only place that i manage to find around my place..besides the fees is quite reasonable for me.
Btw, i think we've decided to enroll her to kinderland next year... :)


Hi again,
guess I already made the inquiry to Kinderland myself and will be going there this Wed for a tour round the school and get to now 1st hand their curriculum. I spoke to the principle today and found out they do incorporate 'learn by play' methods and the teachings are not too academic and yet not too playful. They stress on whole brain development which is good too. The class is a max of 20 students. And their fees are very reasonable compares to what they are offering. They have extra curriculum activities eg drama, language, taekwondo, ballet, music....etc and that's good as all books and no play will result in a pretty dull kid! huh? I was also told by some friends that their classrooms are big compares to those of corner link houses converted. And that they also prefer Kinderland compares to a few within the same vacinity that offers very academic syllabus which is kinda lobsided. Well personally I would prefer an allrounder kid than one that is too academic and goes by the book type. What's do you say huh?

adzareena
11-11-2008, 09:28 AM
Well personally I would prefer an allrounder kid than one that is too academic and goes by the book type. What's do you say huh?

yes.i'm totally agreed with u..but as for my doter..she likes to play at home, she likes to play cooking, what ever toys like blocks which i've bought to her, she will make them as a cooking stuff like fish, nasi, chicken..etc..so, i need her for some sort like a formal education..:)
btw, i've been to the kinderland twice, me alone and together with my doter...i've met the class teacher and for me she's good, her english is very fluent..and she can tackle those 3 yrs kids very well...
but, at kinderland, there is no swimming pool like CEC..my doter lilke to play with water..so, i hv to enquire outside place that offer swimming lesson. do you know place?

LMei
11-11-2008, 09:44 AM
Has anyone tried Fungates syllabus? It sounds pretty academic but learn through play as well. They even conduct science experiments.

rachel sj
11-11-2008, 10:09 AM
Has anyone tried Fungates syllabus? It sounds pretty academic but learn through play as well. They even conduct science experiments.

Kinderland - are you all talking about the kinderland in Puchong ? is there one in Subang Jaya ?

Fungates is fine - can i know where is it located in SJ ?

adzareena
11-11-2008, 10:47 AM
Kinderland - are you all talking about the kinderland in Puchong ? is there one in Subang Jaya ?

hi..we are talking about kinderland in USJ subang jaya

adzareena
11-11-2008, 10:48 AM
Has anyone tried Fungates syllabus? It sounds pretty academic but learn through play as well. They even conduct science experiments.

I've seen the place from while driving...heard bout it also...but never been there to see the place..

Mrs A Tham
11-11-2008, 01:52 PM
yes.i'm totally agreed with u..but as for my doter..she likes to play at home, she likes to play cooking, what ever toys like blocks which i've bought to her, she will make them as a cooking stuff like fish, nasi, chicken..etc..so, i need her for some sort like a formal education..:)
btw, i've been to the kinderland twice, me alone and together with my doter...i've met the class teacher and for me she's good, her english is very fluent..and she can tackle those 3 yrs kids very well...
but, at kinderland, there is no swimming pool like CEC..my doter lilke to play with water..so, i hv to enquire outside place that offer swimming lesson. do you know place?

I think i can search thru some inquiries I did some time ago. I remember I had this swimming school details. They actually give swimming lessons to nursery kids tie up with a few nurseries here in Subang. Will come back to you on that.

Well you can be innovative at your girl's play by teaching her to build cars / houses out of building blocks for her barbie!! I think that may interest her. Well playing masak2 is no problem too. My 3 1/2 year old son loves to help me when I prepare my cookings daily. I cut and wash the vege and lets him wash them the 2nd and 3rd time. Then he will place the vege nicely into a tupperware for me. He also likes to pour drinks for his papa when he returns from work late evenings which makes his father sooo happy.

adzareena
11-11-2008, 02:49 PM
My 3 1/2 year old son loves to help me when I prepare my cookings daily. I cut and wash the vege and lets him wash them the 2nd and 3rd time. Then he will place the vege nicely into a tupperware for me. He also likes to pour drinks for his papa when he returns from work late evenings which makes his father sooo happy.

heheheh..good boy..but sad to tell,i'm seldom masak..most if the time we eat outside. Maybe i can create sumthing to suit her interest and can build -up her learning skill as well.

Mrs A Tham
12-11-2008, 03:39 PM
Hi Adzareena,
I went to Kinderland (USJ11) this morning and was given a good tour round by the principal. The building is big thus offering spacious classes for (max) 15 - 20 students. Got to know their's are of Spore syllabus gradually incorporating some Msian syllabus to suit the education needs eg bahasa msia. They conduct basically in english but have BM classes. Also offers mandarin as extra curriculum. Stress on creativity, cognitive skills as well as social bonding and responsibilities. Learn by play kinda method use. They have excursions and stuff with lifeskill/self experience. Not too/over academic.... i think its quite good for overall development. They even have like science projects....Well, decided to tryout this Nursery.
Only thing is the classes are not all a/cond...well maybe later on they may think of upgrading this area??.. ;)
My boy and your girl could be classmates huh??..... :)
Yup still looking for the swimming details for you. Don't know where I misplaced the whole stack of brochures. :D

adzareena
12-11-2008, 04:24 PM
went to Kinderland (USJ11) this morning and was given a good tour round by the principal. The building is big thus offering spacious classes for (max) 15 - 20 students. Got to know their's are of Spore syllabus gradually incorporating some Msian syllabus to suit the education needs eg bahasa msia. They conduct basically in english but have BM classes. Also offers mandarin as extra curriculum. Stress on creativity, cognitive skills as well as social bonding and responsibilities. Learn by play kinda method use. They have excursions and stuff with lifeskill/self experience. Not too/over academic.... i think its quite good for overall development. They even have like science projects....Well, decided to tryout this Nursery.

happy to hear good news from you bout the kinderland... :D


My boy and your girl could be classmates huh??.....

your son is already 3 yrs old this year rite? my doter will only be 3 years old by april next year..so she'll be in the pre-nursery class..

Really appreaciate on those brochures of swimming classes.. ;)

Mrs A Tham
12-11-2008, 06:23 PM
happy to hear good news from you bout the kinderland... :D



your son is already 3 yrs old this year rite? my doter will only be 3 years old by april next year..so she'll be in the pre-nursery class..

Really appreaciate on those brochures of swimming classes.. ;)

Did you visit the school actually Adzareena?
I even went to the kids toilet to see the cleanliness...haha! picky huh?
So cute with these shopping centre washroom cubicle style and they have small potty WCs (kids size)!! :cool: COOL!!

adzareena
13-11-2008, 08:42 AM
Mrs.Tham..

Yup, I did went there twice, me alone and with my doter..and yes, i saw the toliets..very cute and hygine..
my doter is still on dypers..hope hopefully she will be off-dypers when she sees the toilets..hahhahahha :D

Mrs A Tham
13-11-2008, 04:18 PM
Mrs.Tham..

Yup, I did went there twice, me alone and with my doter..and yes, i saw the toliets..very cute and hygine..
my doter is still on dypers..hope hopefully she will be off-dypers when she sees the toilets..hahhahahha :D

Anyway, what is troubling me is that while these little ones attend nurseries, who will wash them after their potty business?? :confused:
Well, my son is OK with "SHEE SHEE" but if it's the "BIG DEPOSITS" :eek: wonder will there be assistance from anybody there to help wash up?
I am quite particular in washing with soap and water after the "Big Deposits" and use to wash him myself. I had taught him to wash himself and he is eager to do it himself but the problem is his hands are still not long enough to reach....!!
Wonders??? :confused:

adzareena
14-11-2008, 08:29 AM
Yup...your concerns also came across my mind yesterday while washing my doter's bum-bum when she had so called ' BIG DEPOSIT'..maybe i'll try to call the school and ask them..

LMei
14-11-2008, 09:07 AM
Mrs.Tham..

Yup, I did went there twice, me alone and with my doter..and yes, i saw the toliets..very cute and hygine..
my doter is still on dypers..hope hopefully she will be off-dypers when she sees the toilets..hahhahahha :D
Wow I think it's time you start potty training her if not there may be a lot of "accidents" in school.

Mrs A Tham
14-11-2008, 06:19 PM
A first I thought its a problem conducting potty training...but with patience and love....it works!! Only takes about 1 month. My son was full potty trained by 2. At 26 months he doesn't wear diapers 24hrs/daily. Maybe can share with u all. Daipers are $$ nowadays, can safe up alot .ah!!! :D

You must be very patient and no voice raising in case of accidents... :D
1) Find a time when the child is happy and tell her in a fun and anticipated manner that she had done a good job drinking alot of nen nen and now everyone noticed that she is so much taller and bigger. She's a big girl now and it is time she learns to shee shee and poop in the toilet like daddy and mommy. She's going to make mommy very happy if she can tell mommy when her shee shee and poop is going to come out.
2) Place a child size WC seat onto the home WC and get a good stable footstool to put near the WC all the time. Mine is a boy so I need the stool for him to stand on incase of shee shee
3) Start by putting her off diapers and only with an underwear. Ask her to say bye bye to the diapers and commit her by also saying I am a big girl and I don't need you anymore. (bound to have accidents often)
4) Don't scold her or she can refrain. Just act surpirse when she does have an accident and tell her that she is wet and dirty now, and smelly. Poor mommy is sad as mommy needs to clean up the mess on the floor. Prevent her from wetting herself, always ask her would she like to shee shee now every 1/2 hrly. If she nod and say yes, then take her straight to the toilet and see whetther she does it. If after anticipation and nothing comes out then tell her it's not time yet...we'll try again later. Abt 1/2 hr or so ask her again. This time most prob she does shee shee and if she does...praise her. Make it as if its a big deal she can shee shee in the toilet. Tell everyone in the house at that time and have everybody praise her. After this she should be really happy to shee shee in the toilet again.
5) After 2 - 3 wettings in a row just in case, tell her she is still not ready to shee shee in the toilet. We'll try again tomorrow. Continue doing this every day/alternate days.
When she's ok with the daytime bladder/bowel control and no wettings confirm for 5 days in a row..you are pretty sure she gets the signal now. And then start her with night routine. Nomatter how early or how late she sleeps, always visit the toilet before she goes into bed and this should be the last ritual. Then make her understand well that if she wets the bed then poor mommy and little darling will have no bed to sleep. The mommy's anticipation in this is very important. Whether she calls out in the middle of the night or not, she should be carried to the toilet even if she's halfway sleeping after about 5 - 6 hrs sleep. She can be temperament at this point but tell her nicely she has to wake up and shee shee or else she'll wet the bed. This is to continue for about a week and then leave her alone to control the bladder. You may get 2 or 3 wettings but she'll feel worse of not being able to control. Tell her to try her best to go to the toilet if she needs to in the middle of the night...just call out to mommy. If she still wets, then wear back the diapers. i think in a weeks time somehow you will find one day her diapers are dry after she wakes up. Open the diaper and send her to the toilet. Show her the dry diaper and tell her she's done a good job...not wetting at night. perhaps tonite we'll try without the diaper??

That's how I trained my son and it takes only max 3 wks to 1 month to get him fully off diapers at the age of 2. At 3, he takes off his own pants and goes to the toilet himself. He'll call out to me after the BIG ONES so that I can wash his BUMBUM. Other than that, he washes his own birdie and hands and wipe himself dry and takes his pants to me to wear it back for him. I always give him a kiss and a hug for a good job done.

Perhaps for those who has tried this, give me a feedback.

Mrs A Tham
17-11-2008, 06:10 PM
Hi adzareena,
guess my son and your girl would not be school mate after all...
I had him enrolled to Qdees USJ18 as I was there 2 days back just to check out their methods and see that they offer swimming and gym lessons besides multimedia edu...... :cool: cool! they have a kids' swimming pool too.

adzareena
22-12-2008, 01:46 PM
Hi Mrs Tham..

Its OK, may I know how much us the fees at Q-Dees? I think I might go there and see the school and its facility...

Btw, thanks for the tips of potty training.. ;)