The Early Years consists of three classes as follows:
Early Years 1 (ages 3-4)
Early Years 2 (ages 4-5)
Early Years 3 (ages 5-6)
ILG School is a candidate school for the IB Primary Years Programme and is implementing the curriculum framework until such time we determine we are ready to apply for authorization, sometime during the 2020-2021 school year. Parent Educational Sessions are held throughout the year to introduce the fundamental elements of the IB as well as to review and explain new policies and procedures that are aligned with the IB.
Beginning with practical life and social skills, a common thread throughout the entire Early Years experience, children learn to take care of and respect themselves, others and their environment. The teachers guide the children in a carefully prepared environment to discover and experience concepts, engage through uninterrupted practice to build concentration skills, and master skills. Academics are introduced through manipulative materials that lay the groundwork from concrete to abstract thinking.
Lessons and activities in language, math, science, social studies, art, music, and physical education are fun and reflect the real world keeping the children engaged and happy as they acquire new skills and independence. The children also have library time, participate in field trips, and welcome classroom visitors. The ultimate purpose is to help the children become confident, independent learners in a creative, engaging environment, and thus provide a solid foundation for a lifetime of learning.
Parents are informed frequently about their child’s activities and progress. Communication between parents and teachers is strongly encouraged.
Children must be fully toilet trained to enter our Early Years.