Educational Level: Pre-School
Age: 4 – 6
Duration: 1 – 3 years
|Full Day||8:30 AM||3:00 PM||8:30 AM||2:00 PM|
|Half Day||8:30 AM||12:30 PM||8:30 AM||12:30 PM|
EARLY CHILDHOOD PHILOSOPHY STATEMENT
The philosophy of the EYFS supports four main principles in early childhood education:
- Consideration of the uniqueness of each child.
- Development of an authentic relationship between adults and children.
- Promotion of an environment to support holistic development and learning.
- Interaction of all learning areas with due respect to the child’s abilities.
The academic programme is based on the six areas of learning suggested by the UK Department for Children, Family, and Schools (DCFS, 2007) for the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). The six areas of learning are:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication, Language and Literacy
- Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World
- Physical Development
- Creative Development
These six areas of learning are incorporated through a wide range of exciting themes and topics. By the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage, the children are expected to reach all, if not most of the learning goals.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION STUDENT EXPECTATIONS
While the academic expectations of building strong foundations for reading, writing, arithmetic, and communication skills are emphasized; life skills and character education are equally important.
Life skills enable the children learn to care for themselves, their environment, and other fellow learners. Meanwhile, character education teaches people skills, and includes issues like good manners, consideration for others, and being helpful.
Therefore, academic and life skills as well as character education direct the learning outcomes of the Early Years Foundation Stage and contribute to holistic child development.
Throughout the week children will participate in co-curricular activities such as Physical Sports, Water-play, Expressive Art and Design, Choral Singing, Cooking, ICT or Computing, Music and Movement. School events and field trips are also part of the learning experience for the children.
Early Years children will wear sports shoes and their “house” colour T- shirts during P.E days only. On other school days, the children will be in their own clothes and formal (‘closed toe’) shoes.