Early Years Programme
Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin
Early childhood is a remarkable period in a child’s growth and development. This stage can foster children’s curiosity and enjoyment in exploring the world. A child is achieving one growth milestone after another and growing by leaps and bounds. Children in their early years need time to play and be physically active. As in the other sections of the school our approach to teaching and learning in the primary section is is guided by our Core Values. And these are:
- Learning @1
- Academics +
- Every Child First
- Open Door Always
- High Happiness Quotient.
At MBIS we strive to provide numerous opportunities for the children to explore and learn. We nurture children's individual needs, interests and skills by creating a warm, caring and happy environment in which children can progress at their own pace by making learning an exciting part of growing up years.
Recognising that this is a sensitive time for the youngsters who are stepping out of the comfort zone of their home environment for the first time we ensure that emotional and physical security are a priority. We ensure this by:
- Receiving and escorting students individually to the classroom
- Keeping our class sizes small
- Assigning two teachers and a support staff to every class
- Ensuring that they are never left alone
- Providing child safe material during class and play time
- Providing CCTV cameras in every area of the school
We focus on the constructive and holistic development of the child through play, art, music and language. The early years program is designed around three core subjects - Literacy, Numeracy and Area of Inquiry. In literacy, they learn various language skills along with learning phonic sounds.
Creativity and curiosity are nurtured at each stage of the programme and the inquiry method facilitates this. We encourage learners to enquire and seek, rather than to assume what they should learn. Each area of inquiry develops their communication, thinking, self-management and social skills.
Our academic programme is fully supported, integrated and linked with co- curricular activities. Students are exposed to various activities like Art and Design, Music, Yoga, Martial Arts. Leading professional agencies are involved in providing expert guidance to our students.