Innovative Thinker Through Human Intelligence (HI)

Being exam smart or academically adept will not be sufficient for your child to succeed in the unpredictable future world. It is clear that machines are fast replacing humans in mundane repetitive jobs at the workplace. Unlike machines, we can develop intelligence that is unique to humans. Human Intelligence (HI) is the cognitive capacity to learn from experiences, adapt to changing situations, and comprehend and apply abstract concepts.

To prepare for the future, it is therefore necessary for your child to develop HI. At Cambridge Pre-school, we do so through our HI curriculum, emphasizing on Multiple Intelligences (MI), Character Development and Executive Function (EF).



Professor Howard Gardner from Harvard University’s famous Theory of Multiple Intelligences states that every child has eight types of intelligences, namely spatial intelligence, musical intelligence, naturalist intelligence, linguistic intelligence, logical-mathematical intelligence, intrapersonal intelligence, interpersonal intelligences and bodily-kinesthetic intelligence. In every individual, some intelligences are more dominant than the others.

To develop your child’s unique talents, Cambridge Pre-school ensures that varied activities conducted during the day exercise these eight intelligences and strengthens your child’s dominant intelligences whilst enhancing his/her less-dominant ones to awaken them.



We may not know what challenges lie ahead in the future but having resilience and positive traits will enable your child to thrive and persevere in any difficult situation. Our Character Development Programme aims to develop good personal habits and positive dispositions in your child. These are taught both explicitly and implicitly in the classroom.

From K1, we extend this by emphasizing on developing self-awareness and self-management in your child through our Personality Profiling Curriculum. The focus is for your child to recognise his/her strengths and response to tasks, people, authority, knowledge and stress. Your child also learns to be mindful of his/her limitations and how to overcome it in various situations.





EF comprises of a set of neurocognitive skills that function as the brain’s control of action, thought and emotion. EF skills include working memory, cognitive flexibility, inhibitory control, planning, organising and problem-solving. These skills are essential for us to achieve goals, adapt to new or changing situations and challenges, and manage social interactions and relationships.

Research has shown that EF skills are better predictors of success in academics and in life, than even IQ tests! The good thing about EF is that it can be developed over time through regular practice.

Cambridge Pre-school cultivates EF skills through games and hands-on activities. From N2, we introduce mindfulness as a way towards self-regulation. Every term, your child will also be assessed with an award-winning research-based assessment tool designed to measure your child’s EF skills through a short and engaging digital game. The assessment will give you and our teachers a more in-depth look at your child’s EF abilities and progression over the year so that we can work together towards enhancing your child’s EF skills at home and in school.