It’s never too early

We think it’s never too early to develop a passion for learning, and so we offer three program options are offered at ASOY for children under the age of 6:

Pre-Kindergarten 3:

Pre-Kindergarten 3 is for children who have turned 3 years of age by September 1st of the current school year. Children attend school Monday through Friday, 8:00 am -12:15 pm.

Pre-Kindergarten 4:
Pre-Kindergarten 4 is for children who have turned 4 years of age by September 1st of the current school year. Children attend school Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 2:15 pm.

Kindergarten:
Kindergarten is for children who have turned 5 years of age by September 1st of the current school year. In the 2017 – 2018 school year, Kindergarten children will attend school Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 3:15 pm.

Our Early Childhood beliefs

At ASOY, the Early Childhood environment is child-centered and caring, and children learn to feel secure, confident, and enthusiastic about school, regardless of their developmental level.  Children with limited or no English skills are welcome in the Early Childhood Program, for the natural ability of children to learn language is capitalied upon through classroom games and activities. Furthermore, we believe that:

  • The program should provide opportunities for problem solving, collaboration, cooperation, the development of fine and gross motor skills, and the development of language, communication and thinking skills.
  • Children develop ideas and concepts early on and should be offered opportunities for inquiry that foster connections between new learning and existing ideas.
  • Learning is best achieved through creative exploration and exposure to a wide range of age appropriate materials and activities with a hands-on approach.
  • Children develop ideas and concepts early on and should be offered opportunities that foster connection between new learning and existing ideas.
  • Learning is best achieved through creative exploration and exposure to a wide range of age appropriate materials and activities with a hands-on approach.
  • Children learn best in a nurturing environment that accommodates individual differences, celebrates cultural diversity and encourages respect, trust and responsibility.
  • Directed play is an essential component of an early childhood program and contributes significantly to social, physical, intellectual and emotional development.
  • A close partnership with parents is an essential element of the Early Childhood Program.

As with our Elementary School program, our Early Childhood program is underpinned by the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) curriculum.