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Early Childhood Education

Our curriculum encompasses a comprehensive program that integrates instruction across all developmental domains and early learning disciplines.  It will allow our teachers to differentiate instruction, assess progress and make learning enjoyable while tapping into a child’s nature. Our curriculum will allow for growth in social-emotional learning, cognitive development, early literacy, mathematical thinking, and exploration through art, music, and creative movement.
 

The School Early Childhood teachers will use their knowledge, experience, creativity, and skills as professionals to bring our curriculum alive in their classroom and ensure that each student is a fully-engaged learner.


"Our students are surrounded by a great team of supportive, seasoned teachers who are dedicated to creating a warm, safe and nurturing classroom. Our teachers are dedicated to discovering the world with our youngest learners, celebrating their "firsts," and empowering each child to be all they can be, with a balance of academics and play." — Salauddin Ahmed, Head of Early Childhood Education

The School has provided a creative curriculum for Early Childhood Education. Our student's day is a balance of child-initiated and teacher-directed activities. Aligned with our own creative curriculum, Frogstreet Curriculum is used to enhance our curriculum even further and continue to set our students apart. 
 

Curriculum

  • Social-Emotional Development with Conscious Discipline
  • Language and Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Science and Nature-outdoor classroom experience
  • Gross Motor Development
  • Fine Motor Development
  • Art
  • STEAM 
  • Spanish
  • Music and Movement

Sample Schedule

Below is listed a sample schedule for our Early Childhood this will vary by the classroom and age.

Sample Schedule

7:15 Morning Studio Time
7:30 Morning Classroom Centers
8:15 Breakfast
8:45 Outdoor Time - Bridge Playground
9:30 Morning Circle/ Class Time/Small Group Instruction
10:30 Spanish 
10:45 Classroom Centers
11:30 Music and Movement
11:45 Lunch
12:15 Nap-time/ Rest Time
1:30 Non-Napper Activities
2:00 Classroom Centers/ Wake-up for Nappers
2:15 Afternoon Circle Time
2:30 Snack
2:45 Art Studio/ Outdoor Classroom Time
3:30 Movement in the Preschool Gym
3:45 Afternoon Outdoor Time - Climber Playground
4:30 Afternoon Classroom Centers
5:30 End of Extended Day

The Early Years Programme
Learning happens inside and outside the classroom. Classes are guided by a foreign-trained teacher, a Bangla/English teaching partner, and a child care assistant.

Beginning in Nursery, children are introduced to specialized classes in Music and Drama. From Pre-Kindergarten, Physical Education, Drama, Visual Arts and Bangla are taught in addition to core subjects.

We stoke children's curiosity through play. Games are based on learning and guided inquiry activities. This process helps children build a meaningful foundation of learning that is ever-evolving through a series of steps and connections.

Learning is expressed through art, drama, music, language, and by making things. Hands-on experiences give children the opportunity to explore, experiment, and question the world around them. They learn to share, communicate, take turns, and cooperate with their classmates while developing their individuality. The IB PYP framework guides our planning, learning, and assessment of each child's learning journey. Children thrive through age-appropriate experiences, a key component of our Early Years programme. They develop crucial skills in thinking, socializing, and communicating. They build their imagination, knowledge, and independence to kickstart their own learning.


Playgroup (ages 2+)


A half-day programme for children aged 2+ that helps accustom them to routines and develop early independence. Personal-social, physical, language, and math skills are nurtured through targeted and free play. Children choose books from the library and learn to identify the pictures and listen to stories and songs. In the outdoor play area they use their bodies to develop their gross motor skills. Social skills are also enhanced as they interact with their peers and teachers.

Nursery (ages 3+)


A full-day programme for ages 3+ that is also the first year of formal teaching and learning in the PYP. Children learn to use their five senses to explore their world and are introduced to specialized classes. They begin experimenting with musical instruments and get to know the library.

Pre-Kindergarten (ages 4+)


A full-day programme for ages 4+. Children discover themselves, their world, and those around them through play both inside and outside the classroom. Learning activities include numbers, letters, shapes and patterns, measuring objects, exploring simple machines, and achieving goals. Children learn to share feelings and emotions.

Kindergarten (ages 5+)


A full-day programme for ages 5+. Children are introduced to the Visual Arts and Bangla, and explore the key concepts: Form, Function, Connection, Change, Causation, Responsibility, and Perspective. They involve themselves in role play and enjoy spending time with their classmates.

The Elementary Programme


For Nursery through Grade 5 students, the PYP Elementary Programme builds on the foundation laid by the Early Years syllabus.

Students are empowered to take charge of their own teaching and learning. They are encouraged to play, explore, experiment, wonder, inquire, practice, invent, create, collaborate, and imagine. Students are engaged, hands on, with the world in their journey as lifelong learners. They spend most of their school day with a homeroom teacher and teaching assistant.

Learning to communicate, play creatively, and interact and care for others is crucial to students’ social development and participation in the PYP Elementary Programme. Fostering these abilities is given high priority in our classrooms. Students and their teachers reflect on the teaching and learning, and action is taken. Assessment is ongoing, shared with parents, and used by our teachers to improve and grow the curriculum.


The PYP Exhibition


The PYP culminates in the Exhibition. Students draw on their skills and knowledge developed in the Programme and collaborate to create presentations on global issues with local relevance. Presentations take many forms and are shared with the ISD community. The PYP Exhibition also marks students' transition from the Elementary to the Secondary School and leads to the MYP (Middle Years Programme) and DP (Diploma Programme).

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