CapitaLand-Bright Horizons Fund Ready-for-School Programme

The CapitaLand-Bright Horizons Fund Ready-for-School programme was launched in 2019 to help NTUC First Campus’ My First Skool pre-school children from low-income families be ready for primary school. Under the programme, CapitaLand’s pledged donation of over S$1.9 million allows more My First Skool centres to provide the Classroom Support Programme (CSP), as well as provides schooling essentials for graduating low-income K2 children. About 1,000 children benefit from the programme every year.

Socio-emotional modules was introduced to the CSP in 2022 as a result of the findings from a Classroom Support Programme Impact Study, which was executed by the National Institute of Education. The study affirmed the effectiveness of the CSP, with children in the study showing marked improvement in language acquisition, obtaining a score similar to that of their peers in Kindergarten 2 despite vastly different starting points. At the same time, the study indicated that children developed greater self-confidence and better learning dispositions when the Classroom Co-Facilitators catered to both their learning and socio-emotional needs.

Our staff from different parts of the world also submitted messages of encouragement for the students to congratulate them on their graduation from preschool and give them well-wishes for the new primary school journey ahead:

Enjoy learning, Enjoy school 🏫 Absorb and Learn all tools ⚽️🏈🥎 You will grow up, You will earn 🎓 Knowledge, and much more to learn 📚🖍 - Kit (Singapore) // Each and every one of you are blessed with talents, gifts and strengths. I encourage you to stay curious and find opportunities to use (or discover) your talents, gifts and strengths to make a difference to your community and yourself. - Irene Lim (Singapore) // Chúc các bạn nhỏ gặp nhiều may mắn hạnh phúc (Wishing you all the best of luck and happiness) - Đinh Ngọc Thanh (Vietnam) // Stay Happy, Stay Healthy and Study Hard. Do not give up hope! - Joanna (Singapore)
Wishing you all the best for your classes in school! Enjoy and make friends. This is a fun time full of new learnings. Do your best! 😄 - Anna (Singapore) // Wish you have a good dream and we will be your wings to fly there - With love from Thu Trang (Vietnam) // Are you nervous or excited? 😉 Let’s be excited and look forward to a new adventure, where you can make new friends, look up to your teachers and of course, learning more things! 😆 May your journey be an enjoyable and memorable experience for you 😊 - Khairiyah (Singapore) // To believe that the future is bright - 肖应龙 (China) // Anything is possible by you! Dream big and stay happy! :) - Vidya Addhepalli (India) // Wish all children with difficult circumstances in the World will have a better life - Trinh Thi Tan (Vietnam)
☞ Be kind to your family👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 ,be calm 😊 all the way , be safe stay at home💪 and be happy always 😜 . - Sally Yap (Singapore) // I wish you a happy life, wish the best for you - Hồ Nhì Vạy- byyourside (Vietnam) // 你的为来不是梦,努力拼搏吧!(Your destiny is not a dream, work hard!) - Huang Yu (China) // The present might be bleaked but there is sunshine at the future horizone. Be prepare and make use of it. Love you - Duong Duy Tung (Vietnam) // “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” — Christopher Robin, Winnie the Pooh - Linda Lim (Singapore) // Never give up on what you really want to do. The best way to predict the future is to create it . So let the learning process go on. Our support and best wishes are always with you. We all love you! Little ones:-) Regards Sukanya Kanumuri (India) // Wish you every day filled with love and fun! - Hoai Thu (Vietnam)
Dear boys and girls, 👋 You will be in Primary 1 soon ! Looking forward to it ? Do not be afraid of the road ahead, stay 😊 , be brave and live your dreams. ❤️ 💛 💚 💙 💜 🤎 - Huey CHING (Singapore) // Even when you fall and hurt yourself, just keep running toward the dream. Even if the attention isn’t forever, just raise your voice higher. - Ha Thu Thao (Vietnam) // Hello boys and girls! Congrats on your first graduation! I hope you are excited to start your learning journey in a new school. Remember to do what is right and not what is easy. More importantly, remember to have fun, make new friends and enjoy school! - Kar Ling (Singapore) // My little Prince & Princess, Do what you LOVE & LOVE what you do : ) - Candor (Singapore) // Wishing you much happiness and success. Embrace life and do not be afraid of challenges because "hope lies in dreams, in imagination, and in the courage of those who dare to make dreams into reality." - Cynthia (Singapore) // You’re braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. You must be the change you wish to see in the world. - Cindy Tiah (Singapore)
School is where you learn and grow to be who you want to be in future! There will be things you like and other things you don't like. You will learn more about the world and more about yourself. You'll make new friends. School is where you learn to become a better person. Congratulations on graduating! - KR (Singapore) // When you do something, think about it.. - Kar Siong (Singapore) // As the saying goes, "Tough Times Never Last But Tough People Do". You will succeed in what you believe in. Keep your dreams alive! 😉💪😉💪 - JP (Singapore) // Dear girls and boys, I know learning can sometimes be challenging and you'd rather be playing! Be proud that you've completed your K2 and look forward to your primary school life!! All the best!!! - Daniel Ng (Singapore) // Enjoy the new journey! Give positive energy to everyone with your smile & cheerfulness😃 - eMily Loo (Singapore) // Hi dear, I have known that you are a good kid. So, I write this message for you today. When I was the age like you, I had many dreams. There are the dreams coming true, there are some have not become true yet. However, I still keep dreaming and learning to make dreams come true. Thus, I wish that you will share with me your dreams. I hope you will always obtain knowledge everyday and turn your dream into a reality soon. - Nguyen Hung Gian (Vietnam)

I reminisce the child I was
Running around on uneven roads
Falling and rising again with bruises
I still tell stories of how
I got that cut under my chin
The stitches are but a faded presence Just like the child I used to be
I still dance for no reason when am alone 
I hum and sing the tune of my favorite song
Pouting on the inside when I can’t get my way
Drawing the sun with a smile and lines around as ray Just like what goes up, comes down
I am hopeful to meet again that childhood of mine
So don’t grow up too soon
Play and question, dream imagination
Coz even though the world seems different right now
When you will look back, it will all be fine.
From: N.C. (India)

In 2019, the children were treated to a learning journey to Jewel Changi Airport. Read more about it here.

During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, 43 CapitaLand staff volunteers took time off to pack schooling essentials sponsored by CapitaLand Hope Foundation and wrote encouragement cards for 915 graduating Kindergarten 2 students across 138 My First Skool centres. A video message below was also put together for the children and their parents.