Early Learning Centre

Children in early years explore and play in a transdisciplinary model. At the sand box, while drawing or painting, it is possible for language skills, motor skills and academic skills development and so much more to happen at the same time. Teachers organize a play-based learning environment that provides many opportunities for meaningful and engaging play. Students will develop their personal knowledge and understanding of the essential elements of the PYP; deepen their understanding of international-mindedness and the learner profile.

IB PYP Curriculum Framework

“Laying a solid foundation for future learning”

 “What is your memorable early learning experience? If you’re like many adults, you have fond memories of kindergarten. We now know, though, that children actually need to begin their education before kindergarten. Those early years are key. Children are active in the learning process and preschool lays a solid foundation for future learning.

 The IB knows that young learners are intelligent resourceful and creative individuals grow, develop and learn at different rates. They explore their environment and learn about their world through play and relationships with peers, teachers, family and community members. Early learning in the PYP is a holistic learning experience that integrates socio-emotional, physical and cognitive development. In the PYP classroom, it takes place in dynamic environments that promote play, discovery and exploration.”

Enrollment Interview and Assessment

As a part of the application process all parents must sit the enrollment interview, which is to ensure the school’s philosophy and programs match parent’s educational beliefs and expectations. Factors that contribute to acceptance depending on the grade are:

Preschool

Ability to separate from parents, social maturity, self-help skills, language ability, fine and gross motor skills and the current makeup of the class. Students must be able to toilet themselves independently.

Preschool
08:20-08:30 Students Arrive
08:30-09:00 Morning Meeting
09:00-09:35 Language Arts
09:35-09:50 Snack
09:50-10:25 Music/ICT/Library
10:25-10:50 Recess
10:50-11:25 Inquiry
11:25-11:50 Math
11:50-12:45 Lunch Time & Recess
12:45-13:45 Nap Time
13:45-14:25 Art
14:25-15:00 PE/PMP
15:00-15:15 Afternoon Meeting
15:20-15:50 After School Programs
Buses Depart

 

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