Pre-School / Kindergarten
Pre-school / Kindergarten at AAGE is open to children from the age of 3.
PYP in the Early Years
At AAGE our aim is to provide the best possible learning experiences for young children. As students progress through the programmes they continually build upon and develop their independence, self confidence and sense of responsibility for their learning, providing them with a learning continuum that prepares them emotionally, socially and intellectually for the more formal environments of the main school.
The flexibility of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IBPYP) allows teachers to encourage and develop each child’s individual interests. The IBPYP in the Early Years acknowledges that young children are constructing their own meaning and provides a framework that gives support for them to be active learners and inquirers, whilst nurturing their basic skills and needs, providing a sound beginning to the continuum of learning that goes on throughout the Primary Years.
Early Years Philosophies
Research tells us that young children learn through their experiences, through their play and interactions with each other and the environment they construct meaning and make sense of the world around them. In the Early Years play is essential in supporting children’s learning and development. Play occurs in both indoor and outdoor environments. It provides a context for them to feel comfortable, express themselves and satisfy their natural curiosity. In play children can learn in a variety of ways as they engage socially, emotionally, physically and intellectually with each other, adults and the environment. Play in a safe and secure environment allows children to try new things, take risks, and solve problems and master learning situations. Teachers use these opportunities to reinforce social aspects such as caring for others, fairness, and personal responsibility.
Learning is all about building on prior experiences. For young children many of these experiences have taken place at home or within the family; therefore, the link between home and school is essential and communication is vital. At AAGE our caring and highly trained professional staff will inform you of your child’s progress and development regularly as well as providing information regarding our programme.