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Umar Reza Ahmad Lutfa, 3 years old
The Atmosphere, Sri Kembangan Centre

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Umar has improved so much over time. I am very impressed that a 3-year-old boy can read and write a little bit. His ability to hold a pencil properly is far more advanced compared to his brothers when they were his age. Apart from that, his social skills and his spoken English have also improved...

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Leonard Tan Zhi Cheng, 8 years old
Sri Petaling Centre

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I believe that having a good English foundation is very important for every child. In my experience, not every English learning centre has the ability to cultivate the reading habit but VITAL YEARS has done it! In just a few months, my son Leonard is able to read storybooks and speak English fluently. His pronunciation...

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WE ARE COMING! PENANG BRIDGE RUN 2015

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VITAL YEARS is not all about teaching, roadshows and trainings. We also know how to have fun! A group of us will be participating in the PENANG BRIDGE RUN 2015 on Sunday, November 22. If you spot us in our VITAL YEARS t-shirts on the bridge, do say hi! Or you can join the ground...

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WINNER – ROADSHOW LUCKY DRAW!

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There was much excitement in the air as the Lucky Draw was taking place. It was a Lucky Draw specifically for those who registered their children during the Roadshow period of April to July 2015. The prize of a 3D2N Hotel + LEGOLAND® Malaysia Theme Park + Sanrio Hello Kitty & Little Big Club Admission...

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NEW MANAGEMENT FOR KOTA KEMUNING CENTRE

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The VITAL YEARS centre in Kota Kemuning sees new faces from today onwards. Heartiest congratulations to the new Management of the centre, namely Joanne Chia, E-Ling and Shuen Peng! These ladies are currently the youngest owners of a VITAL YEARS centre. All three are established and extremely talented music graduates; with E-Ling having performed numerous...

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VITAL YEARS ROADSHOW 2
LAKE KOTA KEMUNING

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Following the hazy days we experienced in the Klang Valley for the past weeks, it was truly a blessing to see the sun, sky and clouds so defined again. We even saw a rainbow on our way to Kota Kemuning Lake for our VITAL YEARS Roadshow this morning along the Lekas Highway at 7am! The...

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Nivasheny
Taiping Centre

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“For our daughter, Nivasheny age 3+, VITAL YEARS is more than a learning centre; it’s more like a second home for her. Though I must admit that it wasn’t easy at all for her to settle in. I remember how she would throw tantrums in class but now she throws tantrums if we do not...

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EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE TRAINING FOR VITAL YEARS FACILITATORS

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Sunday morning, 25th October 2015. Nine VITAL YEARS Facilitators completed their Emergency First Response Training at VITAL YEARS HQ, KL. They learned to response to emergency, the STOP, THINK & ACT sequence; assessed the scene if they were safe to approach the victim; put on barriers to protect themselves; performed CPR on Little Anne; helped...

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VITAL YEARS ROADSHOW 2

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We commence the second round of Roadshows next month. The VITAL YEARS team is working round the clock to finalise the locations and coordinating with the local centres to ensure that we are ready to kick off in October. Check back with us next week for updates on the whereabouts of the VITAL YEARS Roadshow...

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Nuralysha Hanoum Ariff
Putra Heights Centre

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My daughter Alysha was 2 1/2 years when we sent her to Vital Years. On my first visit to Vital Years to enquire about the programme, I was told that my child would be able to start reading in about 2 months time. I was skeptical at first and that was the reason I enrolled...

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Ern Qi & Ern Ze
SS15 Subang Jaya Centre, Selangor

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I would like to say a big thank you to VITAL YEARS SS15 Subang Jaya for their love, dedication & hard work in nurturing the young. I am truly blessed to come upon Teacher May & Teacher Linda who spent their time and effort in taking care of my two kids, Ern Qi and Ern...

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Annabelle Lee
Putra Heights Centre, Selangor

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My younger daughter, Annabelle Lee joined Vital Years Putra Heights since she was 2 1/2 years old. During the 1st month, I found that my daughter started to sing English songs at home. We were so excited! In the 2nd month, she could recognize words in the scrapbook and I found that she loved flipping...

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Our Technology

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Our centres are equipped with interactive SMART Boards to promote active engagement, collaborative learning and verbal interaction. The optimal use of the SMART Board puts us in the forefront of education, providing endless opportunities to enhance our children’s speaking skills and their ability to use language for communication.

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Tan Pei Yu
Sg Ara Centre, Penang

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“I was three years old when I first came to VITAL YEARS. Then, I didn’t know how to read and write well. After having lessons for two years I was able to read and write well. When I started the Advanced Level I began to understand and enjoy the more difficult storybooks. At the same...

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Charlene Yeap
Sg Ara Centre, Penang

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Dear Teacher Maggie, First and foremost, I would like to apologise for this long overdue email. Hope this email is finding all of you at VITAL YEARS well. The main reason for this email is we would like to express our highest gratitude to all the teachers at VITAL YEARS for teaching Charlene at a...

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Foo Yong Jie
The Atmosphere Centre, Sri Kembangan

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3-year-old Foo Yong Jie has made his mum, Choo Siew Lee, very happy. She says, “I am so happy my son has improved in his spoken language and has a greater interest in reading now. He speaks in English more often too. I am eager to see more progress as he continues lessons at the...

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Zi Xin
The Atmosphere Centre, Sri Kembangan

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Tan Mee Ling, mother of 3-year-old Zi Xin, is thrilled that her daughter is influencing her older siblings to speak in English at home. Here is her testimony: “Zi Xin is the youngest in the family and we are surprised that she is able to speak English in such a short time at the VITAL...

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Tina Shirley
The Atmosphere Centre, Sri Kembangan

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Tina Shirley’s progress at the centre in The Atmosphere, Sri Kembangan: I am totally amazed with the progress Tina has shown since attending VITAL YEARS. She’s only 2 years old and she is already reading within a short period of time! She is currently in Stage 2 after only 2 months. Tina loves singing and...

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2nd RUNNER-UP – BELINDA FONG

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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY JOB What I love about my job? Let me see… I am a stay-at-home mum of two girls, ages 10 and 3. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications and International Relations from Winona State University, Minnesota, USA. I am currently pursuing my Masters of Communications, specialising in Integrated...

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1st RUNNER-UP – SUSAN KHOO

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WHAT I LOVE ABOUT MY JOB Mr and Mrs Ong Kian Huat registered their 2-year-old son, Chuan Ler, with VITAL YEARS Bandar Baru Klang. During the first week, Chuan Ler clung to his dear mum and cried profusely refusing to let mum go. However by the second week, he began to show interest in singing...

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GRAND PRIZE WINNER – ANNA CHOONG

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INTERESTING PLACES I HAVE VISITED – ACCORDING TO THE FIVE SENSES Sight One of the most beautiful cities I have visited was Rome. I’d read all about it, of course – the history, the architecture, the art. Along with a small group of friends, I wandered around the majestic columns and watched the colourful people...

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Our History

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The VITAL YEARS Early English Literacy Programme was born out of a mother’s love for her children. By 1974, English Masters graduate Lam Kam Foong had taught every stage from pre-primary to university. A passionate scholar of language and linguistics, she became increasingly concerned about the literacy problems that she confronted on a daily basis....

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Our Programme

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The VITAL YEARS Early English Literacy Programme recognises that children are natural readers, decoding and differentiating the sights, sounds and sensations around them from the moment they are born. Because our method harnesses the way in which they were BORN to learn, children progress faster and develop a love for the language itself. We affirm...

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