BISM EARLY YEARS PROGRAM
The British International School and Montessori Education supports children aged 14 months to 5 years in its Early Years Program.
The Early Years Program adheres strictly to the Maria Montessori educational approach which focuses on the sensitive periods of the child. These are moments that show readiness for learning. During this period children are often seen repeating certain actions until a new skill emerges and is then mastered. We believe that the sensitive periods are crucial to the child’s developmental needs and so we have prepared an environment that nurtures those needs.
Children in our Montessori Garden are given every opportunity to explore, learn and interact positively thereby laying a strong foundation that prepares them physically, emotionally, socially and intellectually
THE SIX SENSITIVE PERIODS OF CHILDREN
Sensitivity to order
Sensitivity to language
Sensitivity to walking
Sensitivity to the social aspects of life
Sensitivity to small objects
Sensitivity to learning through the senses
All learning activities revolves around the seven key stages below using the UK Early Years Framework
(EYFS) and linking each stage with the Montessori Approach.
Personal, Social and Emotional Development.
Our setting has been designed to encourage young children to make new friends, be socially active and become independent. Using our Montessori materials children are supported with activities that promotes care of the self and the environment.
ONLINE LEARNING SUPPORT
With recent growth in the use of technology in the world of education, at BIS we have observed and seen the benefits of e-learning. To ensure continous motivation and the enhancement of the children’s learning experiences we have combined the use of interactive learning approaches and teacher led approaches in our classrooms.
The online programs being offered in our preschool and kindergarten classrooms extend beyond the classroom and children can be further supported at home using the programs.
We also use an interactive online platform that enables us to communicate with the parents and to keep parents abreast of what their child or children are learning.