NOVA is an early intervention programme that caters for mainstream children aged 7 to 8 years old and aims to help improve the social-emotional learning of the child. NOVA also adopts the CASEL (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional learning) research-based intervention which shows a strong link between SEL and student outcomes in the areas of mental well-being, character development, learning motivation, school success and responsible citizenship.
Children with weak social-emotional skills also exhibit weak foundational skills, hampered decision-making skills and often struggle with emotional regulation and communication. These social-emotional difficulties faced affects student’s ability to learn and meet the requirements of school.
The daily programme supports children in developing confidence and strengthens their competencies in each of the 3 domains (social, emotional and academic learning skills). The programme also helps parents by empowering them with skills to support their children at home.
The modelling, coaching and routine practised in the programme enable the children to learn how to regulate their own emotions and behaviour, develop an interest in learning, and boosting their confidence and self-esteem. Consequently, they begin to show improvements in their school work and interpersonal relationships.
The daily programme has its objectives, to help children develop and strengthen their learning abilities in each of the 3 domains (social, emotional and academic learning skills) through the following approaches:
The programme also involves collaboration with the parents of the child through:
The NOVA Learning Lab runs from Mondays to Fridays. Currently, there is one community-based lab and two school-based NOVA Learning Labs in operation.
Current NOVA Labs
Please call 6285 1377 to discuss establishing a NOVA Learning Lab in your school.