Our Early Years program is committed to ensuring that our children embark on their journey of learning in an environment that provides stimulating and exciting experiences, and where the strong ethos helps the children feel safe, secure and happy to learn. We have worked hard to establish systems for welcoming and supporting children to settle into their new learning environment. We value each child as an individual and work hard to nurture their personal strengths and interests.

 

We are a Reggio-inspired, PYP program for Early Childhood Center. In our ECC program, we will be focusing on self-directed, experiential learning to ensure that children experience quality teaching and learning. Through the emergent curriculum, in-depth projects and collaboration, children will use their natural curiosity to make sense of their world. In K1 and K2, four transdisciplinary units will be taught, two per term, whereas in K3 there will be six Units of Inquiry.

 

We cultivate a love of learning across a broad and balanced curriculum, where love for books, language, and self-expression, as well as a candid interest in numerical concepts and the world around them, is encouraged. This is achieved through creative and integrated learning experiences in a stimulating environment where children feel respected, safe, and independent. All this is underpinned by our commitment to supporting every child’s social, emotional, spiritual and cultural awareness. We are very proud of our Early Years Program and do invite you to come and see this very special learning experience of our school for yourselves.

 

There are five main areas of our programme:

Language Arts: Reading, writing, listening and speaking

Exploring the World through: Science, Social Studies and technology

Creativity with: Performing Arts

Social Development: self-awareness, confidence, self-esteem

Physical and Mental health: outdoor activities, play

 

K 1 (3-4 year olds) concentrates on social development - becoming independent of parents while at school and learning how to share and play alongside others. Through our transdisciplinary units, students will inquire into different concepts and construct meaning and understanding of their world.

K2 (4-5 year olds)  continues to develop a repertoire of skills through our carefully tailored four Units of Inquiry. Through interactive learning experiences, children are taught different concepts of literacy and numeracy. Children learn number symbols and practise many simple, practical number activities. Most subjects are integrated in their Units of Inquiry to provide children with a holistic approach to learning. Children are also encouraged to manage their own clothes, food and play

K3 (5-6 year olds) children continue to actively construct their own understandings of the world. They begin to recognise their work, capacity to initiate and lead learning independently.  At this stage, children are already participating in decision-making processes that affect them, including their learning. Through six transdisciplinary units, students develop different skills, set of knowledge and understanding of different concepts to prepare them for their formative school years.