Our approach to early childhood education is shaped by the idea of the child as a unique, curious and creative individual, a natural learner who is rich in potential. We see children’s play as a unique inquiry into the world around them and we appreciate that children learn through their relationships with other people. We offer a learning environment that provides individuals with a sense of belonging, respect and empathy and promotes effective communication.
The Kindergarten provides a play-based approach teaching and learning. As part of an IB World School we use the PYP framework to guide our curriculum. These Guiding Statements underpin our daily practice:
Our children are encouraged to be active and take thoughtful risks, to recognize their own accomplishments, to take responsibility for their actions and to develop resilience and positive self-esteem. Our teachers are co-learners, collaborators, researchers and facilitators of learning.
We follow the IB Primary Years Program (PYP) curriculum and are inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach. This combination provides us with a child-centered, play-based approach in which teachers work closely with children as they construct their ever broadening understandings of the world as well as themselves.
The Kindergarten is made up of 3 grade levels with an age range of 3-5 years.