Opening the doors for our youngest children to a world of learning and discovery, the ICS Preschool and Kindergarten Centre is a welcoming place.
Preschool children at ICS actively participate in the guided inquiry and discovery that contribute to making their earliest learning experiences rewarding and enjoyable. Benefiting from an individualised learning programme tailored to develop a solid foundation for physical and intellectual growth, our youngest students in Pre-Kindergarten (3-4 years), Kindergarten-1 (4-5 years) and Kindergarten-2 (5-6 years) develop friendships and build classroom communities as they acquire the skills they need to deal with social and emotional situations.
ICS Preschool classrooms are warm and welcoming places where social skills and the children's mutual respect for each other are nurtured, highly valued, and most importantly, practiced. Our students thrive in an environment that sparks their imagination and their natural capacity to learn as they experience the arts, literacy, numeracy, science and social studies in well-resourced and thoughtfully presented learning spaces. In addition, German-speaking Teaching Assistants support our Preschool children's German Language acquisition on a daily basis as part of the ICS bilingual (English/German) strand.
Starting in August 2020, ICS will also welcome children from 18 months to 3 years in our new ICS Nursery Programme. Developing young minds and enriching young children's learning, the ICS Nursery will operate throughout the calendar year, with an emphasis on nurturing the children's emotional and intellectual areas of development.
Supported by Nursery Programme teachers who take a holistic pedagogical approach to enrich the child's learning process, and in close collaboration with parents at home, our Nursery children learn to be independent, confident and caring. The Nursey Programme focuses on nurturing, integrating and respecting children and ICS encourages parent participation and community integration whenever possible. Through both child-led and teacher-structured activities in the classroom, children learn how to take care of themselves, be empathetic and think constructively
Children at the ICS Nursery level will be building the foundations for the Pre-Kindergarten curriculum through play and relationship building, and their achievements will be monitored by developmental milestones. Parents enrolling their children will be able to choose from a full calendar year option of 48-weeks from 17 August to 23 July, or a 38-week school calendar option from August through June.
The ICS Nursery Programme also offers the German/English bilingual strand and our youngest children's language acquisition will be supported by English and German-speaking staff throughout the day. In addition, the balance of indoor and outdoor activities with the caring and nurturing environment makes the ICS Nursery a safe and welcoming place where children can learn and grow.
We are very pleased to share the news about the opening of the ICS Nursery Programme on Monday 17 August with you. We invite parents of children aged 3 to 6, who are interested in learning more about the ICS Preschool and Kindergarten Centre, to attend a webinar-style Virtual Open House on Friday 12 June from 09:15 – 11:00. Please see here for more details.