Early Years Programme
At SSIS we believe that each child enters our school already possessing a wide range of knowledge, skills, attitudes and understandings about the world and their place within it. It is our aim to celebrate and build on each child’s strengths, identify areas for growth and development, and work in partnership with parents to create a learning environment where all children will feel safe, supported, and successful.
SSIS Early Years Program is specifically designed for the youngest international students age 2 to 6 years. It is delivered through play-based learning methods focusing on cultivating individual students holistic abilities, which encourage our youngest students to explore their environment, to be curious and to learn and develop understanding about the world around them. We believe the whole child needs to be nourished and this includes emotional, social, physical and cognitive. It is most important that these are nurtured at the child's unique pace. Children will engage in meaningful inquiries, interacting, sharing ideas, communicating, and cooperating with others.
We know that a child’s interests can lead to exploration, discovery and understanding of the world. That’s why our IB Learning approach Integrates Science, Language, Art, Music and Math throughout the day to make learning fun while giving your child the ability to contextualize the world around them. Our Early Years teachers are IB-trained to positively direct activities and foster child-initiated learning.