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ABA Preschool, Bandar Sungai Long

by on 25/05/2017 668

In Bandar Sungai Long, there is a preschool with a difference. A preschool with an ATTITUDE. This preschool is run by Principal Derek Ong. Principal Derek is a tender, loving and hardworking man. His love for his job and the people he cares for is evident in everything he does. He organizes, teaches and runs ABA Preschool with his team of three teachers and two helpers from 8:00 am in the morning till 7:00 pm at night on weekdays and on Saturdays ABA Preschool opens from 9:30 am until 1:00 pm in the afternoon.


At ABA Preschool, they are of the belief that ATTITUDE is of the utmost importance. “The possibilities are limitless with the right attitude,” explains Derek. Children of today are easily influenced by the environment they live in, by their peers, by social media and especially by their parents. There is a very real and urgent need to address the culture and influences being so readily absorbed by the children. At ABA, besides the usual core subjects of Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mandarin, Mathematics and Science, there are outings, thematic teaching sessions, music and movement classes, talks on relevant topics, holiday camps and various hands-on projects. “Through these activities, we hope to encourage greater integration, cooperation and communication not only among the children but also the parents and the family unit as a whole. This will go a long way towards helping to mould the character and attitude of the children,” elaborates Derek.


The teaching methods at ABA Preschool are a bit unorthodox but no less effective. The youngest children start off with picture books, flash cards and songs and rhymes. There are no sets of fixed or predetermined textbooks to follow. The teaching materials for this group of children, such as picture and story books are provided for and constantly being upgraded by Derek himself. As the children become older, they are slowly exposed to textbook learning for subjects such as Bahasa Malaysia, English, Mandarin and Mathematics so that they are ready to enter formal schooling. However, the teaching of Science as a subject at ABA is project based and modelled around worksheets prepared and formulated by ABA themselves.


ABA is adamant that we should discard our peculiar affection for redundant phrases such as “What have you learned today?”. Young children cannot yet grasp the very exacting answers that this question requires of them. However, they will remember vividly the happy moments they had with their friends and teachers, they will remember the songs and rhymes they sang and recited together and they will remember the ‘one’ pen or ‘two’ books they were shown today. ABA’s methods put the fun back into learning and the joy and happiness back into their childhood years.


“All children can be taught” is a basic tenet of ABA Preschool. They believe very passionately that even if a child does not excel in his studies, he can succeed and do well in life if he has the right attitude. A well-structured and comprehensive curriculum, unique methods of teaching plus the constant and consistent nurturing of a child will eventually create a confident child. A child who is well-mannered and well-behaved, with an excellent attitude. This is the noble aspiration that ABA has for every child that comes through its doors.


Having twenty years of experience, a Diploma in Early Childhood Education and presently pursuing a Masters degree, Principal Derek is not resting on his laurels. He is constantly improving or upgrading ABA’s vast library of picture and story books and always on the look-out for new and innovative ways to improve and enhance their unique methods of teaching. There is always something to do or learn at ABA Preschool. Be it their regular lessons, excursions, outings, or thematic show and tell days, the students are kept well occupied and their time properly managed.


ABA Preschool is truly a special preschool with unique methods. For the children who enter there, “Let the children create their own rainbows and find the stars that twinkle in their hearts. Allow them time to make choices and to take chances and they will fill their lives with special moments and unforgettable times……”


This is ABA, “Attitude, Behaviour, Ability”


ABA Preschool, Bandar Sungai Long

2-1 & 2-2, Jalan SL 1/12
Bandar Sungai Long, Kajang, Selangor 43000
03-9019 8XXX
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03-9019 8348 / 012-283 5481Please mention you get this contact number from
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