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About

FOUNDER'S STORY

Bucket House Preschool, founded in 2018 by Amber Koh, is a testament to her passion for education, community, and the Reggio Emilia teaching approach.

 

As an early childhood educator, Amber's journey in education has been enriched by extensive research and studies in Reggio Emilia education. She has pursued advanced learning opportunities, including courses at Harvard Graduate School of Education and active participation in conferences and webinars led by Reggio Emilia experts.

 

In 2023, her passion for immersive learning led her to attend an international conference in Reggio Emilia, Italy, where she gained invaluable insights from visiting various Reggio Emilia setting schools.

Amber was also a speaker at the 2023 International Free to Summit hosted by Wunderled Teaching, previously known as Fairy Dust Teaching. Her firm belief in children as competent learners is the driving force behind her commitment to the Reggio Emilia approach.

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Amber advocates for a balanced curriculum, blending structure with inquiry-based learning. She believes that by empowering children to take control of their learning, they can express their thoughts, feelings, and imagination, transforming learning from a chore into a desire.

 

My vision for Bucket House is to create more than just a school; it's a warm, welcoming extension of home. Here, parents, educators, and children come together in a collaborative space, laying the foundation for academic success and personal growth.

 

As a mother myself, I deeply understand the significance of a nurturing environment in a child's development. I've designed Bucket House to be a safe haven where every child can grow up happily, feeling secure, and well-prepared for the challenges that lie ahead.

REDEFINING EARLY CHILDHOOD SINCE 2019

At Bucket House, we foster an educational environment that transcends traditional schooling to become a thriving community. We are committed to the holistic development of every learner, inspired by Loris Malaguzzi's belief that "children have a hundred languages." This philosophy drives us to embrace each child's unique abilities and capacities, nurturing and celebrating their individual languages.

We go beyond conventional boundaries, viewing ourselves as reflective practitioners. We continuously adapt and evolve our methods to provide an enriching and supportive environment that encourages exploration, creativity, and critical thinking. Our mission is to empower each child to express themselves through various languages, fostering a lifelong love for learning.

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In the early years, children are laying the foundation for their entire educational journey. Our values of love, trust, and respect guide every aspect of the learning environment, influencing curriculum design, interactions with children, and collaboration with parents.

 

As partners in your child's education, we invite you to join us in fostering these values at home. By working together, we can create a seamless experience that reinforces the importance of love, trust, and respect in both the preschool setting and your child's broader life.

 

Connect and get a glimpse of us in action on Instagram 


@buckethousepreschool

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