Empowering Children Through Our 3 Little Birds Preschool Programme
WE ARE FUELED BY A PASSION TO HONOUR THE BEAUTY OF CHILDHOOD AND TO RESPECT THIS PIVOTAL STAGE
GUIDED BY THE REGGIO EMILIA APPROACH, WE ADOPT CHILD-DIRECTED, EXPRESSIVE AND EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ATTITUDES
IN OUR ENVIRONMENT CONSTRUCTED
AND DRIVEN BY RELATIONSHIPS.
IN OUR SPACE WHERE CHILDHOOD IS HONOURED, WE WILL PROVIDE A NEST FOR INSPIRATION WITH INVITATIONS THAT INVOKE QUESTIONS, STIMULATE THOUGHT AND PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPLORATION, DISCOVERY, SELF-EXPRESSION AND CREATION.
ALL OF WHICH, THROUGH A NON-INTRUSIVE, FLUID AND NATURAL PROCESS THAT WILL GIVE CHILDREN THE VOICE AND EMPOWERMENT THEY DESERVE.
Vision & Mission
IT IS OUR BELIEF THAT LEARNING SHOULD BE AUTHENTIC, MEANINGFUL AND CHILD-DRIVEN WHERE, THE DIFFERENT LEARNING STYLES AND VARIOUS TYPES OF INTELLIGENCES ARE VALUED AND RESPECTED BY PLACING HIGH VALUE ON CURIOUS EXPLORATION AND INDIVIDUALISTIC EXPRESSION.
We strive to construct a space where joy, freedom and respect flourish harmoniously. Where the importance of process is embraced and placed before product driven outcomes.
We proclaim a love for the natural world and dutifully to pass it onto our children. We declare that now exceeds in
importance over later where, childhood is not a race to a finish line thus, childhood is honoured.
We make our mission to promote the philosophies of ‘The Reggio Approach’ and to celebrate the advancement of the arts in ‘Early Childhood Education’.
Founder & Principal
Jessica has immersed herself in the early childhood education field since beginning her studies in Early Childhood Education at the 'University of Melbourne' in 2003. During her time there she was awarded the 'McGraw Hill Early Childhood Award' for excellence.
Upon graduating, Jessica was employed by the 'Canadian International School', Singapore and, over a span of four years, she worked with children from 2-6 years old. She also became a specialist teacher for visual arts and drama. Jessica is an appointed teacher trainer for 'Speech Development and Creative Drama'; accredited by 'London Teacher Training College'.
Since then, Jessica has been inspired by the many child-centred approaches to education, in particular, the Reggio Emilia Approach, and strives to weave the essence of her beliefs into the education tapestry of her hometown Johor Bahru, Malaysia. Here at home, she began 'Forest of Stars: a Creative Space for Kids' in 2012, running high quality, holistic education programmes for children. She has also given talks to students and teachers at various local universities and in 2019, she was invited to conduct an Atelier Masterclass to an international audience by 'Fairydust Teaching'.
In 2017, Jessica had the privilege of attending the Reggio Emilia International Study Group and this visit allowed her to delve even deeper into the realms of this beautiful educational approach.
Together with her wonderful team, as well as the community of children and families at 'Forest of Stars', both past and present, Jessica is constantly learning and evolving to create a nest for exploration, expression, creativity and learning.