The student age range at the beginning of the academic year for Nursery (Pre-Jardin) is: 2-3 yrs
The student age range at the beginning of the academic year for KG1 (Petite Section) is: 3-4 yrs
The student age range at the beginning of the academic year for KG2 (Moyenne Section) is: 4-5 yrs
The student age range at the beginning of the academic year for KG3/K (Grande Section) is: 5-6 yrs
The Preschool curriculum provides young learners with a solid educational foundation through carefully planned instructional goals and objectives. Essential learning skills, cooperative social behavior, appreciation of the arts, good study habits, and physical coordination are sequentially developed for each level.
Teachers concentrate not only on what children learn but also how children learn. The curriculum entails an integrated approach that emphasizes the active learning process, which encourages cooperative learning and includes problem-solving and decision-making.
Our Preschool teachers work together in teams and across age levels to build continuity in the sequence of a curriculum that includes all disciplines. We develop our center-based curriculum around a series of themes. These themes actively engage our students in the learning process because they are relevant to their interests and therefore more meaningful. Each classroom environment is set up in a very thoughtful and purposeful manner down to the smallest detail.
We are able to guide our students' learning experiences so that they will develop skills appropriate for their individual abilities. If a child needs enrichment or extra support, we plan accordingly for that student. This arrangement allows the children to move around with increasing independence, manipulate materials to enhance their learning, and interact with other children to foster social and emotional growth.
Our classroom environment also encourages children to assume some responsibility for their learning; the children make decisions where to go and what to do with some guidance from the teacher. While some children move easily from one activity to another, others need encouragement to try new tasks.