The EISB Early Years Program is for children 3-5 Years old and recognizes that early childhood development is not fixed to a number, rather on the child’s own learning experience, their physical, mental as well as social and emotional development. The approach addresses growth for various levels: 3, 3/ 4 , 4, 4 / 5 , and 5 Years old.
Each child is unique and therefore develops in their own unique way. As is consistent with the overall EISB modern educational approach, EISB Early Years approach focuses on the development of learners and learning skills.
At the age of 5, in Year 1, children are smoothly getting prepared to become successful and happy learners at school.
EISB believes that children have an endless number of ways of learning. This is then reflected in the many materials, methods, instruments, activities, ideas and tools that are presented to the children. The learning tools are available to children based on their ongoing interest. It is a hands on approach to learning and discovering.
Our approach believes that children use many different ways to show their understanding and express their creativity, thinking and discovering through drawing, sculpting, dance, movement, painting, pretend play, modelling and music.
The program also recognizes that children not only develop differently, but also are at different stages in various skill sets: language, writing, creativity, reading etc. Within the Early Years program, each student will have the ability to develop at their own pace by discovering their own ways, all coming together at the end of the program ready to move on to the next level of development together.
There are 7 guiding principles of the EISB Early Years approach that are critical in distinguishing from similar or competing child-centered approaches to education. These guiding principles are below: