Today, how children learn is as important as what they learn. The Early Years form a foundation for learning as children are introduced to their first experience of school. To develop a positive attitude and thrive as lifelong learners, children need to feel safe, secure, and happy in a nurturing environment. Trust and security, vital to each child's success, is developed through an open partnership between home and school.

Stamford American’s early learning curriculum at The Early Learning Village is guided by the USA Head Start Early Learning Outcomes Framework, which starts at birth and outlines the skills, behaviors and developmentally appropriate milestones to foster the growth of young learners.

Pre-Nursery and Nursery curriculum draws from Creative Curriculum while Pre-K and KG1 the curriculum is grounded in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) integrated with new units of inquiry. All units incorporate STEAMInn - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Innovation, to provide our young children with a unique State of the Heart learning. All developmental milestones and student growth is monitored using Teaching Strategies Gold.

We believe that children learn best through hands on experiences, in an environment where they are viewed as active participants in their learning. With this in mind, we have developed an education model which combines six subject investigations where every day moments are aligned to essential discovery learning. These key investigations are woven into the Units of Inquiry as they progress through their years of early learning.

SUBJECT INVESTIGATIONS

Pre-Nursery:
From 18 months    

Creating a seamless transition into your child’s first schooling experience, sensitively separating from their primary caregiver.

Nursery:
From 2 to 3 years

Gradual encouragement to make independent play choices and enjoy uninterrupted opportunities to explore new things. Teachers guide important language development through modelling.

Pre-Kindergarten:
From 3 to 4 years

Introduction to the Primary Years Programme with the Units of Inquiry to stimulate the developing intellect. Suzuki music emphasis with the aim of nurturing musical aptitude and developing fine motor skills.

Kindergarten 1:
From 4 to 5 years

Consolidate learning in preparation for Elementary through carefully planned Inquiry Learning Centers which tap into the conceptual gains of this age.

Kindergarten 2:
From 5 to 6 years

Sets the standards and expectations of elementary where students transition from play-based learning into more structured learning. Increase in the Units of Inquiry, specialist time, and rigor throughout all subjects.

Our teachers carefully monitor children’s learning by using GOLD ™Assessment system which is an authentic, ongoing observational system for monitoring children’s progress and development. Teachers purposefully record these observations in order to understand each child and make decisions about how to best support his or her development and learning.

Click here to see the Early Years Curriculum Guide

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