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Selected Preschools in Johor Bahru

by on 21/08/2019 13238

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This article is updated on 25th February 2020.

This time, our team had the chance to survey the early childhood education scene in Johor. With various preschools and kindergartens offering different type of education approaches, we’d discovered some of the most promising preschools in the most northern state in Malaysia - all with a similar goal; to nurture the young ones with quality early education that will prepare them to a whole world of possibilities when they grow up. Check out our findings below!

 

Note: The preschools below are listed in alphabetical order. The sequence in which they appear does not in any way reflect the ranking of the preschool.


Art Forest’s mission is to color the early childhood education journey of Johor Bahru’s children with their happy, relaxed and supportive learning environment. Here, children are allowed to explore the multi-faceted ways of learning, thinking and expressing.

True to its name, Art Forest students are exposed to various art courses that are integrated into their programs such as dance, martial arts, music, drama, calligraphy and more. Children here are also equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge for primary school and eventually for their future lives.

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Art Forest Early Childhood Education, Johor Bahru

No. 63-01, Jalan Eco Cascadia 6/1, Taman Setia Eco Cascadia, Johor Bahru, Johor 81100
Malaysia
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Through Montessori approach, Clover Learning Centre is set to provide a holistic and enriched learning experience for young children aged 2.5 to 6 years old. They believe that with small children to teacher ratio, qualified and trained Montessori teachers and easily accessible child-sized materials and resources, each child will be nurtured to have self-motivation and independent. Most importantly, children are allowed to learn on their own pace and are free to pursue their own creativity.

To better complement the quality education served by Clover Learning Centre, parents are also offered parenting workshop to educate and inspire them to enhance the learning journey of their child.

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Clover Learning Centre, Taman Tasek, Johor Bahru

No. 39, Jalan Tasek, Taman Tasek, Johor Bahru, Johor 80200
Malaysia
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Basing their education program with the principles of National Standard Preschool curriculum and Finnish early education model, D’FLY believe that learning process should be fun and enjoyable for the children. Accepting kids ages 2 to 6 years old, teachers here are supportive, dedicated and passionate about what they are doing.

The curriculum is designed to give kids an interactive learning experience, thus, it’s great for young and active children. Children’s creativity, independence, and critical thinking is nurtured through various play and learn activity such as storytelling, role plays, exploring different materials in their environment and so much more. Children’s progress and current happenings are conveyed to parents regularly through daily face-to-face communications and biannual parent-teacher meetings.

 

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D’FLY Preschool, Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Bahru

No. 24, Jalan Dedap 18, Taman Johor Jaya, Johor Jaya, Johor 81100
Malaysia
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Gem Preschool offers authentic Montessori education to children aged 3 to 6 years old that is integrated with thematic syllabus and fulfilled the requirements needed by Malaysia’s education board. The learning lessons are conducted through various resources, explorations, observations and experience.

Apart from the regular wholesome curriculum, Gem Preschool also holds field trips, festive celebrations, parents seminar, concert, sports days and other enrichment activities to supplement and boost the children’s confidence and awareness.

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Gem Preschool & Kindergarten (Tadika Estetika), Taman Molek, Johor Bahru

1 - 01, Jalan Molek 1/12, Taman Molek, Johor Bahru, Johor 81100
Malaysia
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This little happy place for children aged 3 to 6 years old is more than just a regular kindergarten. Happy Villa Kindergarten’s age appropriate syllabus are designed meticulously to prepare the students for primary school transition as well as to support their cognitive, social and physical development.

Together with the extra-curricular activities such as Music, Art and Craft, Arithmetic and Taekwondo as well as annual field trips and concerts, the learning environment is full of encouragement for the children feel appreciated while nurtured to be a better person in life.

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Happy Villa Kindergarten, Taman Bukit Indah, Johor Bahru

No. 1, Jalan Indah 2/1, Taman Bukit Indah, Johor Bahru, Johor 81200
Malaysia
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At Havona Preschool, the curriculum is child-centered, fun, thematic and individual. Teachers act as a guide for them to grow and develop self-confidence, self-concept, self-discipline, self-sufficiency and self-awareness.

Through project and play based learning, children – aged 3 to 6 years old – are engaged in their education journey and remembers the concept more vividly. Each of the child’s progress and development is recorded in a portfolio that can be accessed by parents so that they can monitor their child’s journey.

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Havona Preschool @ Mount Austin, Johor Bahru

No. 01-01, Jalan Mutiara Emas Utama, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru, Johor 81100
Malaysia
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Hey Preschool, Nusa Bestari, Johor Bahru is always looking to improve and keen to maximise the development opportunities for children under their care. Previously a Superkidz preschool, it will now operate under the name Hey Preschool while maintaining exceptional quality of care and education for children aged 3 to 6 years.

At Hey Preschool, they work towards developing children’s early year’s education by applying the framework set by our national preschool curriculum, as well as practices inspired by the Montessori method of education. Children are nurtured according to their individual characters and personalities as closely as possible. Essential skills are instilled to enable them to transition into primary school, locally or across the border in Singapore, with ease and excel.

Aside from offering a developmentally appropriate curriculum, Hey Preschool strongly emphasises on building positive parent-school relationships, as well as maintaining the standards of their teaching team. By sharing in the belief that a preschool community that works together is the key to Hey Preschool’s success! 10 more years down the road, the preschool also endeavours to offer the same educational opportunities for children in rural areas.

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Hey Preschool, Nusa Bestari

No. 04-01,Jalan Bestari 4/5, Taman Nusa Bestari,79150 Iskandar Puteri, Johor 79150
Malaysia
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No other education captures the sheer joy and passion for learning the way Junior’s Play House Montessori Preschool does. The kindergarten provides an authentic Montessori environment that guides each child not just in education but for life. They strive to make the first six years of children’s lives the best ones that parents could wish for. Every aspect of the school is geared towards building a strong foundation that shapes children’s future learning achievement at primary school, overall growth and development, and general health and happiness in life.

One of the key concepts is that children are driven by their own desire to learn new things and master new skills. They do not work towards grades and rarely learn from workbooks. Much of the time they have direct hands-on contact with concrete materials and real things under study. This allows children to learn with a much clearer understanding. Junior’s Play House is like an extension of the home. Teachers truly accept that children learn in many different ways and respond empathetically to their feelings. Children grow up happier and more contented with teachers who watch their journey with dedication and care.

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Junior's Play House Montessori Preschool, Mount Austin, Johor Bahru

No. 15-01, 15-02, Jalan Mutiara Emas 2A, Taman Mount Austin, Johor Bahru, Johor 81100
Malaysia
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Lessons in Little Sunshine Kid Care is hands on and stimulating, and each lesson are individualized with different teaching methods so that every child here received the same opportunity to learn. The school’s daily schedule is full of activities that will nurture their knowledge, social, emotional and physical development.

With dedicated and experienced teachers, parents are not burdened with worries that their child are not getting adequate care or nutrition. In Little Sunshine, young children will experience a quality early childhood education that will inspire them through their lifetime.

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Sunshine Kid, Molek

No. 155, Jalan Molek 1, Taman Molek, Johor Bahru, Johor 81100
Malaysia
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The only preschool in the world to use the Champion Mindset to nurture their students, MindChamps aims to prepare today’s preschoolers for success in the unpredictable and unknown world. Their unique curriculum, world class facilities, holistic programs and dedicated teachers made the preschool a conducive environment to support the development of children as young as 18 months to 6 years old. The preschool’s activities focused on Sensory, Motor (Music and Movement), Intellectual, Linguistic, Emotional and Social (S.M.I.L.E.S).

MindChamps safety and security systems are given the utmost importance here, with health check system and CCTV surveillance and security officers stationed outside the centre.

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MindChamps Preschool, Adda Heights, Johor Bahru

No. 236, 238 & 240, Jalan Adda 7, Taman Adda Heights, Johor Bahru, Johor 81100
Malaysia
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Roly Poly Education ensures each child that enter their door walk out with primary school readiness when they graduate. Using national KSPK subjects and a plethora of enrichment classes like Taekwondo, piano and arts & crafts, children are kept occupied and engaged in their learning experience.

Each activities and lesson are step by step and guided by knowledgeable teachers. This in turn will mold them into resilient, independent and empowered. The school is also proud of their close partnerships between children, teachers and parents.

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Roly Poly Education (Tadika Gaya Berdikari), Ulu Tiram, Johor Bahru

No. 26, Jalan Gaya 20, Taman Gaya, Johor Bahru, Johor 81800
Malaysia
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With a clear mission of fostering students aged 3 to 6 years to become excited learners, critical thinkers, problem-solvers and competent leaders using Shambala Leadership Program, Shambala Leadership Preschool in Molek provides a learning experience that prepare their students with essential skills in key learning area and help nurture their confidence and character as well.

The school is equipped with child-appropriate facilities such as classrooms, library, swimming pool, sports facilities, dance studio, indoor playground and many more. The class sizes are small with dedicated and passionate coaches that are not only academically qualified but able to understand and relate to the little ones as well. Parents are always kept up to date with regular communication with the coaches too.

 

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Shambala Kidz Leadership Pre-School, Molek

No. 37, 37-1, 37-2, Jalan Molek 3/20, Johor Bahru, Johor 81100
Malaysia
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Sunshine Kidzland Childcare Centre is a childcare centre and nursery located in Taman Daya, Johor Bahru. It opened in early 2019.

All managers and teachers here have completed the Permata childcare course, or have higher qualifications in early childhood education.

Sunshine Kidzland offers flexible drop-off options such an emergency care (for unregistered parents who need urgent childcare), and flexi-care, where parents can opt to send their kids to the centre for only two or three days a week.

Boasting new, safe, and hygienic facilities, the centre provides well-rounded education to kids—through an integrated Montessori curriculum.

 

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Sunshine Kidzland Childcare Center, Johor Bahru

No. 59, Jalan Rumbia 79, Taman Daya, Johor Bahru, Johor 81100
Malaysia
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Tadika Kastil Bukit Indah was one of the pioneers of early childhood education in Johor Bahru. Enclosed within is a functional space that boasts a multimedia theatre, library, project workshop, computer and audio room, little farm, playground, and dedicated areas for creative and participative learning. This is the starting point for children to grow into happy, outstanding individuals who are creative and confident.

The Tadika Kastil curriculum is designed for 3- to 6-year-olds using the International Creative Teaching Method (ICTM). It is a unique teaching method, created by the school’s own research and development team, that targets on both left- and right-brain development.

To keep the left brain sharp, teachers expose children to lessons such as mathematics, science and languages. These experiences help children pick up the fundamentals of academic learning that is suited for local primary schools. To nourish the creative side of right brain learners, programmes like art, violin, leadership training and project management are implemented. Children develop habits and skills that they can take with them into adulthood when they learn to organise resources necessary to complete a project, perform on stage and present to large groups.

 

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Tadika Kastil @ Bukit Indah, Johor Bahru

No. 33, Jalan Indah 28/6, Taman Bukit Indah, Johor Bahru, Johor 81200
Malaysia
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Tadika Smart Kidsland believes that education should foster good character and moral development. To achieve that, the school’s learning program is based on the National Preschool Standard Curriculum and Montessori key principles that is designed specifically for children ages 18 months to 6 years old. The spacious learning space, educational apparatus and materials are organized neatly so children are able to have their own freedom to play and learn under teachers’ supervision. Although they learn through play, the activities and lessons are presented in key areas that includes Language, Mathematics, Science, Moral and many more.

Lessons here are mostly hands on and engaging, and children are encouraged to learn and do things independently to facilitate their growth. Various activities and learning enrichments keep children on their toes and excited for a new day at the school.

 

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Tadika Smart Kidsland (Smart Kidsland Child Care & Educational Centre) - Skudai, Johor

No. 5, Jalan Impian Emas 22, Taman Impian Emas, Skudai, Johor 81300
Malaysia
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 Universal Kindergarten, Johor Bahru

Universal Kindergarten, Johor Bahru is a one-stop education, care and enrichment centre that is conveniently located in Aeon Mall. Be it rain or shine, parents can easily drop-off and pick-up their children in a sheltered area. While the little ones are at school, parents can take time for themselves to run some errands or shop in the mall.

There is never a dull moment in this brightly lit, spacious 7000 square feet centre. Inside you will find a dynamic use of colour in the designs and a vibrant indoor playground where children can play freely. Children have the freedom to learn and explore in a playful environment that brings out the best in them.

Rather than sitting in a four-walled room, children are encouraged to venture out and explore the world around them. Visits to other tenants within the mall, such as the supermarket, and excursion outings allow children to connect to the real world and use these experiences to develop a range of skills that can help them succeed in life. This is a key aspect of the curriculum..

There are also a variety of enrichment and value-added programme offerings, plus free trial classes and flexi-care options.

 

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Universal Kindergarten, Johor Bahru

Bandar Dato Onn Aeon Mall, Level 2, Johor Bahru, Johor 81100
Malaysia
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Understanding that each child has their own learning pace and unique needs, Young’s Kingdom encourage their students to express their minds and ideas as well as to learn to work in a team and practice leadership skills. The school, catering to children ages 3 to 6 years old, values cooperative exchange and communication between parents and teachers to integrate the learning experience in school and at home.

Young’s Kingdom offers half and full day multi-sensory programs that go through various theme across broad range of learning areas. The activities are hands-on and interactive, making learning fun and memorable. With resources well stocked and facilities designed with safety in mind, Young’s Kingdom is a home away from home for the little children here.

 

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Young's Kingdom, Johor Bahru

No. 37, Jalan Eco Cascadia 6/1, Taman Setia Eco Cascadia, Johor Bahru, Johor 81100
Malaysia
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Disclaimer:

Kiddy123's reports on the above preschools were based on what we saw and were told at the time of our visit. While every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided is accurate, Kiddy123 Sdn Bhd shall not be liable for damages of any kind that may result from the usage of the information in this article. The best way to decide on the best-fit preschool for your child is to pay a visit to those that you have shortlisted.


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