Kindergarten Curriculum


Our kindergarten curriculum is guided by the standards of the Singaporean Ministry of Education (MOE). The Singaporean curriculum for kindergarteners utilizes the “Nurturing Early Learners” (NEL) framework. NEL encompasses all aspects of early childhood education:

Aesthetics and Creative Expression

  • Enjoy art, music, and movement activities.
  • Express ideas and feelings through art, music, and movement.
  • Create art, music and movement using experimentation and imagination.
  • Share ideas and feelings about art, music, and movement.

Discovery of the World

  • Show an interest in the world they live in.
  • Find out why things happen and how things work through simple investigations.
  • Develop a positive attitude towards the world around them.

Language and Literacy

  • Listen for information and enjoyment.
  • Speak to convey meaning and communicate with others.
  • Read with understanding and for enjoyment.
  • Use drawing, mark-making, symbols, and writing (with conventional and invented spelling) to communicate ideas and information.
  • Have an interest in learning their Mother Tongue Language (MTL) and English.
  • Develop foundational language and literacy skills.
  • Be aware of local ethnic culture.

Motor Skills Development

  • Enjoy participating in a variety of physical activities.
  • Demonstrate control, coordination, and balance in gross motor tasks.
  • Demonstrate control and coordination in fine motor tasks.
  • Develop healthy habits and safety awareness at home, school, and public places.


  • Recognize simple number patterns and relationships in order to use them, such as matching and sorting.
  • Use numbers in daily experiences.
  • Recognize and use basic shapes and spatial concepts in daily experiences.

Social and Emotional Development

  • Develop an awareness of personal identity.
  • Manage their own emotions and behaviors.
  • Show respect for diversity.
  • Communicate, interact, and build relationships with others.
  • Take responsibility for their actions.

To facilitate these aspects of early childhood development, our talented teachers utilize the iTEACH tool to guide and implement their teaching strategies daily. iTEACH is an integrated approach towards the NEL framework.


We believe that young children learn best through interaction, holistic education, and play-based activities. Students at Dragon International have a unique opportunity to learn about the world using the principles of the Singaporean Ministry of Education with plenty of individual time with our highly trained international teachers.For more information about the NEL framework or iTEACH tool, please review the official Singaporean MOE website: