AIS believes that it is essential to provide a quality academic early years environment to all children, no matter their age or stage of development. We deliver educational preschool programmes to children from the age of 18 months; the infant Kindergarten class is extremely popular with international families, due to the nurturing and caring environment teaching staff help to cultivate for kindergarten students of all backgrounds. This is an essential element in early education and has been proven to support the growth of young learners throughout the year. Secure relationships and a sense of self within a community are paramount in developing children, therefore, teaching in the infants, junior and senior kindergarten classrooms, focuses on this essential element of 'Belonging'.
Kindergarten faculty highlight the importance of belonging for our learners by encouraging daily connections with classmates, educators, the natural environment, and the broader community. With this approach, the kindergarten system creates opportunities for children to truly feel a sense of 'Being', allowing each child to celebrate themselves as a respected individual, while developing their own identity, discovering their passions and interests, and exploring what makes them truly unique.
Furthermore, through the celebration of each member of the AIS Kindergarten community, a sense of ‘Becoming’ is prioritised. Developing learners embrace challenges, while exploring the world around them. They are fully supported in their natural curiosity, which provokes diversified thinking. Emerging learners become articulate and confident language users through the encouragement of a range of social interactions with their peers and through a varied introduction to literacy activities and the arts.
In a safe learning space, each kindergartener builds skills daily, they express themselves in a healthy manner, while becoming confident, bright communicators in the process. AIS’ specially designed kindergarten programmes provide rich learning environments and fun lessons to develop literacy and numeracy knowledge as they form strong foundations for further learning.