Enlightened Education

Singaporean schools are touted for offering some of the best education worldwide and yet a lot of kids today are unable to think logically, strategise effectively and communicate confidently. Enter The Little Executive, an innovative research-based center that teaches kids 4-8 years the skills necessary to take them “from classroom to boardroom”.

This is not a regular “enrichment centre”. Upon entering, kids will undergo “The Executive Assessment” where they are observed on the following factors: Attention, Impulse Control, Cognitive Processes, Working Memory, Self-Monitoring, Social-Emotional and Growth Mindset. Once the term ends, students will take the same assessment again and, parents, get ready to be wowed when you see the ‘Needs Work’ (Score 1) decreasing and ‘Competent’ (Score 3) increasing.

 

Read the full review on the KidsLah blog!


'Growing Hearts by Growing Mindset'

“The Little Executive exposed my kids to what the brain can do in the first lesson. This introduction did wonders in enlightening the kids on how amazing our brain works. Interestingly, this provided a new understanding of how one can grow ‘smarter’ by doing hard work. My kids related that their brain can grow much more if ‘they make mistakes’.

In other words, ‘smartness’ can be grown! It is a matter of making that connections repeatedly until the path is trodden till it becomes a carved out route mastering the new challenges. J was really excited that he can become ‘smarter’ by making mistakes and working hard. This is evident by the goal he set for himself.”

Read the full review by Growing Hearts 123.


Globe Trekker holiday camp review

My 7 year old was whisked off to a 5 day Globe Trekker holiday camp with The Little Executive at the start of the June school holidays. It was his first time going for a holiday camp and he didn’t quite know what to expect.

… Very soon, he forgot about our morning fuss and disappeared into his classroom without bidding goodbye. By the time I picked him up after the class, he was chatty and chirpy and rattling off about what he had learned. They had travelled to Mexico and learned about the Aztec people. They did some worksheets, made some craft and tasted some food. It was not hard to see that a lot of thought has been put into the lesson plan. Everything was planned around the country they ‘travelled’ to that day. I like this thematic way of teaching and learning. There are so many interesting things and ways to learn about a country!

You can read the full review on the MalMal Our Inspiration blog!


The Opportunity to Live an Astronaut's Life!

“The kiddos were really immersed and intrigued with their Space Astronauts role! Only Smiles and giggles in her Astronaut Training Camp. Boon Xin proudly displayed her improvised Space Helmet and Jetpacks! Parents will be impressed from Day 1 of workshop.

Space Shuttle, from conception to construction. Kids let their imagination bring them to Jupiter and back! (just like TLE’s logo From Classroom to Boardroom)”

 

Read the full review of our 3-day Astro Training Camp on SengkangBabies!


P1 Prep Camp at The Little Executive

WRITTEN by MummyEd blog

I have heard so much about The Little Executive from Mamawearpapashirt, so when Michelle from TLE approached me to join a holiday workshop last December for the P1 Prep Camp, I was definitely excited! I was not sure what to expect from the class, but felt any prep class would be welcome. He was apprehensive about joining the 4-day programme at The Little Executive, and complained the first 2 days about having to go. It was as expected, and sure some of it was probably due to post-lunch sleepiness, but thankfully he enjoyed it enough not to complain about the following 2 days. Phew!

Read the full post to find out how to prepare your little ones for the rigours of Primary 1!

 

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A roaring good time at Dino Discovery Camp!

WRITTEN by Debra, Olimomok blog.
The Little Executive’s Dino Discovery Camp is aimed at developing necessary 21st century skills for children. The camp spanned 4 half-days with Sean in the P1 group and Ryan the Nursery group. I really appreciated that I could drop both of them at the camp at the same time yet the learning activities were tailored to specific age groups.

Over the four days, our budding mini paleontologists embarked on many exciting adventures, every one of which has been carefully planned with precise learning objectives.

Olimomok Dino-camp1Read the full post on the Olimomok blog below!

A roaring good time at The Little Executive Dino Discovery Camp


Developing a Growth Mindset in kids

WRITTEN by Debs, Owls Well blog.
“The Astronaut Training Camp, which was held over 4 mornings, was a real treat for J and Little E. Through games, sensory experiments and brainstorming sessions, the kids used their problem solving, communication and observational skills to learn about various aspects of preparing for space travel – even preparing their own dehydrated snacks from bananas, troubleshooting potential issues that might happen during space missions and working together to construct their own shuttle!”

Read the full review on the Owls Well blog here!

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Executive function skills make school a breeze

Executive function skills consists of working memory, impulse and emotional control, flexibility, planning and prioritising, self-monitoring, and task initiation. These skills are necessary to ensure tasks are followed through from the beginning to the final stages, enable us to make decisions, see the big picture as well as details. If our child is equipped with the essence of these skills, I will say learning in and out of school will be a breeze. Jazz had embarked and now, completed an 11 weeks journey with The Little Executive (TLE).
TLE aims to develop essential brain-based skills and cognitive processes that children need in order to succeed both in and out of the classroom, all the way to the boardroom! Building on the 3 pillars, Essential skills, Learning habits and a Growth mindset, TLE aims to help each child discover his innate ability to be independent and self- aware, equipped with tools to assess and change his performance, growing into an astute, whole, and happy person.

Read the full post on Mum’s Calling to find out how The Little Executive classes helped Jazz to visualise and map 3D images from a 2D sketch!

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Dino Discovery Camp

WRITTEN by Candice, Missus Tay’s Journal.
The camp also incorporates 21st century competencies such as collaborative problem solving, analytical thinking, interpersonal skills, teamwork, communication and innovative thinking into the activities. The cub has been working on these skills in his regular classes and got to put them to practice as he tried to solve problems and tackle quests with his friends from camp.

Every morning, he would prepare himself enthusiastically for the day ahead at TLE. Every night, he would regale us with what he did in camp and what he learned about the dinosaurs upon our return from work. The excitement was unmistakable!

Read the full review of our December Dino Discovery Camp, on Missus Tay’s Journal.

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What our Parents say

“When we first heard of The Little Executive’s programmes, we knew it’s something we have been looking for. At The Little Executive, their outlook towards a child’s development extends beyond just the academic or interests or talents.” (Angeline, mum to Dana)

“Of course, it helps that lessons at TLE appear to be extremely enjoyable for the kids! They have been going to TLE for some weeks now. Bobo bear class, as they call it affectionately. In fact, when we had to miss one session due to school events, the kids kept asking me “how Mommy?? We cannot go to Bobo bear class!” If only the enthusiasm stretches across all enrichment classes.” (Candice, mum to Thad)

“The littlest had a blast this September hols with his first ever camp – and not just any camp, mind you, but an out-of-this-world Astronaut Training Camp by The Little Executive! From the joy on Daryl’s face every morning when he heard he was going toAstro Camp again, it’s clear that he had a wonderful, great adventure.” (Dorothea, mum to Daryl)

“I appreciated that the [astronaut] passport outlined the skills they were trying to develop with each activity. It showed that they weren’t choosing activities just to fit a theme. Each activity had a purpose that was in line with the skills and attitudes that they hope to build in kids, so that they can be better learners in school.” (Evelyn, mum to Z)

“Asher is generally the one-word-response kind of boy. But at the end of each day at this camp, he would go on and on about what he did, what they were planning for the spaceship, how much fun he had, and that he couldn’t wait to come back again the next day. Definitely a score! (Selena, mum to Asher)

Come on down to The Little Executive and find out for yourself why kids love our programmes and holiday camps!

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