The integration of a tri-language-based preschool classes, located in Astana was established in the Autumn of 2012.
Our local and international preschool program is designed to serve children from two to six years of age. In a developmentally appropriate setting, children can learn in a stimulated learning environment. Support services which are available to each child is speech and language therapy along with a psychologist. These services are provided within the context of the school day, based upon the needs of the individual children.
All young children learn best through concrete experiences provided in a play-oriented approach. The curriculum of the preschool classroom is planned to encourage children’s active involvement in the learning process. In addition to an intensive language experience, our philosophy emphasizes movement towards independence, personal-social development, and assisting each child’s growth into responsible and caring individuals.
Our Preschool programs class size is a maximum of twenty children, staffed by a homeroom teacher and a classroom assistant.
The speech therapist and psychologist are important members of our school community and these services are provided are often integrated into the typical activities of our classroom. These specialists monitor the development of all children, provide direct instruction, and consult to the teacher regarding appropriate curriculum and instructional adaptations. The curriculum is designed to facilitate the needs of all children and adheres to the International Preschool Curriculum and Kazakhstani Frameworks for preschool children.
Our environment is safe, nurturing, and developmentally appropriate. Children are provided with opportunities to work independently and in large and small groups.
Our curriculumempha sizes language structure, appropriate developmental vocabulary and phonemic awareness skills. It is both developmental and thematic, promoting a child’s cognitive, social, and emotional growth and physical development. For three-, four-, and five-year-olds, it is a time of immense growth in language. Vocabulary is expanding, and the semantic and syntactic structure of their language is becoming more complex. This change in language represents the development of cognitive abilities. Children are becoming more complex thinkers and, as they grow, these changes are reflected in their language. Three-, four-, and five-year-olds are curious about language and increasingly rely on language to make their wants and needs known.
Our daily schedule provides a balance of indoor activities, active and quiet times, and both child-initiated and teacher-directed activities.
Classroom centres allow children to choose from varied and interesting materials and activities throughout the school day. The ouoor playground provides a variety of structures to promote physical development.
Our school setting permit sex citing and beneficial interaction with the broader school community. Children will become familiar and comfortable with the setting that will be their initial school experience.
Parent involvement, is a major component of our program. Parents are always welcome to visit, observe, or volunteer in the classroom. There is a PTA which have meetings once a month to talk about school activities and other such events.
Your child’s progress in the preschool is closely monitored. Progress reports and conferences are scheduled formally in October, January and June and informally throughout the year.
Young children enter preschool with a sense of wonder and a love of learning. They have an insatiable appetite for knowledge when they have learning experiences that are engaging and enjoyable. Positive experiences in which children can make choices and explore help them feel competent and confident. How can we offer them engaging and enjoyable learning experiences that fuel their intellectual engines and build their confidence? How can we connect children’s fascination with learning in every domain and make the most of their time in preschool? With these questions in mind, the International Preschool Curriculum was developed for preschool programs, which include any early childhood setting where two to six year-old children receive education and care.