Spotlight: Tadika Big Apple Setapak

Preparing Students To Be World Changers

Established in 2018, Tadika Big Apple Setapak is one of the many Big Apple’s franchised preschools in Klang Valley that offers quality early childhood education. Catering towards children aged 3 – 6 years old, Big Apple Setapak seeks to offer enriched and positive learning experiences; bringing together all that is considered valuable in early childhood practice.

Big Apple Setapak sees children as creative, inquisitive, and acknowledges early childhood education should foster a love of learning – learn how to learn. Apart from preparing students to be future-ready, Big Apple also ensures that each child and their family feels truly belong and are a valued part of the school community.

“In the past 20 year, Big Apple nursery & kindergarten has been providing superior educational experiences that address multiple aspects of growth for more than 30,000 graduates.”

Big Apple Setapak is committed to continuous improvement where student learning outcomes are at the forefront of all that they do, offering a curriculum that reflects diversity: taking into account of individual learning styles, abilities and interests, rates of learning as well as families.

Curriculum Designed To Guide And Capture The Learning & Development Of Children

At Big Apple, curriculum means all the interactions, learning experiences, routines and events, be they planned or unplanned, that occur at the preschool’s premises. Classes are taught by a team of highly experienced and qualified teachers. The principal ensures that her aspiring team of teachers receives ongoing training throughout the year to keep them up-to-date with the latest teaching methodologies.

Benchmarked against Big Apple’s Concept; a notion that places a greater emphasis on STEAM, Little Speaker, Fine Motor Skills, Thematic Approach, and Cambridge Young Learners; teachers help children develop language and vocabulary as well as elementary numeracy, and improve physical and social skills. With an emphasis on a thematic approach, areas of learning at Big Apple Setapak are divided into two categories; compulsory and optional. 

Compulsory Subjects

  1. English
  2. Bahasa Melayu
  3. Mandarin
  4. Mathematics
  5. Science
  6. Art & Craft
  7. Public Speaking
  8. Cambridge English
  9. Physical Education
  10. Phonics

Optional Subjects

  1. Music
  2. E-Learning
  3. Little Kitchen
  4. Islamic Studies
  5. Sand Play
  6. Water Play
  7. Drama Play
  8. STEAM

Partnership With Educational Service Providers

In efforts to ensure learning and teaching at Big Apple are as effective as they can be, Big Apple went to collaborate with several educational service providers. GPEX is an award-winning Cambridge English provider for young learners in Malaysia and Hong Kong. Opstopus teaches STEAM Education through purposeful play, providing open-ended projects/activities to promote creativity and fun learning among children. 

Learning Environment That Responds  To Children’s Interests & Their Exploration

Big Apple Setapak offers premium facilities available for children aged 3 – 6 years old. To encourage good reading habits in children, there are tree-like shelves with a huge collection of storybooks in its library. The spacious Art Room provides children with activities such as painting, drawing and colouring. Art classes at Big Apple combine the artistic technique and authentic self-expression. Little Kitchen aims to equip children with culinary, tasting and cooking skills. Music Room, on the other hand, provides musical lessons, such as performance, rhythmic speech, movement, singing, and listening, among others.

Big Apple Setapak recognises the uniqueness of each child and family and the need for children to develop an understanding and respect for themselves and others. Children at Big Apple experience lots of fun activities that have an educational and caring purpose.

The management team at Big Apple Setapak is a big believer that, as early learning provider, their role, first and foremost, is to provide a stimulating and responsive environment where children can be actively engaged; one where positive reinforcement and encouragement make learning a pleasure.

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Mei Shiang Lee
Mei Shiang Lee
November 25, 2019 2:48 pm

I can see how much my girl grows with the school, not only in academic aspect, but also in personality and psychological development, which I feel is more important than academic development at this age! All the teachers are loving and caring. I can see the school’s and teacher’s efforts in organising meaningful and educated activities that giving all the kids opportunity to express themselves, the sense of participation in all sort of activities while learning at the same time. Thank you to Tadika Big Apple Setapak that gave my kid a wonderful and delightful pre-school experience that make her… Read more »

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