Early Childhood Program (Age 3 -4)

Reggio Emilia-inspired Preschool
"There are three teachers of children: adults, other children, and their physical environment" - Loris Malaguzzi
founder of the Reggio Emilia Approach. Reggio Emilia, Italy
 

We follow the Reggio Emilia Approach, an educational philosophy which believes that children are strong individuals who can be active members of the community and who can construct their own learning. This approach is based on the image of the child as someone who possesses strong potentialities and who learns and grows in relationship with others. We believe that children are with a hundred languages, through which they can express their ideas. Materials in our classroom are intentionally arranged. Children are exposed to meaningful learning experiences that encourage them to wonder, to inquire, to investigate, to explore, and to be problem solvers.

Our curriculum is the child – the child’s interests, talents, wonderings, questions, and discoveries.

Inquiry learning.

Our inquiry units explore transdisciplinary themes to create meaningful learning through Literacy, Mathematics, Sciences, Social Studies, Thai Language and Culture, Physical Education, Visual Arts and Performing Arts.

Early Childhood inquiry units:
  • Who we are
  • How we express ourselves
  • How the world works
  • Sharing the planet
 
The Learner.
 
Learning at ISE is child centered where we foster the development of individual interest and creativity. We believe that a child has immense capabilities, rights and a thirst for growth with the ability to be an active member of the community.
 
The Learning Environment.
 
The Early Childhood classroom or Atelier is a space where materials are creatively displayed for children to discover and explore. We nurture children’s curiosity by encouraging them to try something new, to reason and learn, to collaborate with peers, and to build relationships with others.
 

You can also know more about what we do through the point of view of the children by reading this book written by Pre-K children

More information can be found in the Grade level guide for schoolyear 2021-2022 below: