Early Learning Center

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Early Learning Center

Our program for Early Learning is based on the Reggio Emilia philosophy which believes that children have great learning potential and that meaningful learning experiences can be created by developing the interests of children. This model is child-centered and allows teachers to use their expertise and abilities to build a learning path for their students which will provide them with the necessary attitudes and skills for their subsequent education. 

For example, a teacher who noticed that students loved moving their bodies in creative ways could build a series of learning opportunities out of that interest: that teacher might show students videos of acrobats or modern dancers in action, bring in a specialist to lead a creative movement class, or ask the children to make acrobatic shapes out of clay.

Each experience builds upon and reacts to the developing needs of the students. Research and practice show that the Reggio Emilia approach is particularly helpful in motivating children, helping them build positive relationships, and, very importantly, making them into effective and more intrinsically driven learners.

  • Student-oriented courses

    Based on the Reggio Emilia model, students and teachers develop course activities together which will generate themes for an age-appropriate project-based curriculum. By observing the students’ performance and listening to their views, teachers will lead them to identify topics to study which capture their imagination and enable their cognitive ability and intellectual curiosity to develop.
  • Personalized learning path

    Our focus is on the overall development of students.  We seek to develop an individual’s whole personality, gradually cultivating capacities of social participation, self-development, including a love of learning for its own sake, and cultural awareness. 
  • Immersive language learning

    English will be the predominant language of instruction and will generally account for 80% of language; Chinese will account for 20%.

Essential Practices

  • Children Follow Personalized Learning Pathways

    We focus on the holistic development of the child and guide them to a personalized connection to the World of Knowledge, the World of Self, and the World of Humanity.
  • Curriculum Emerges From The Children

    With our Reggio Emilia-inspired approach, we use emergent, project-based curriculum to co-create with children, observing and listening to them to create constantly evolving learning experiences. Students and teachers reflect and work out how to move forward together.
  • Teachers Are Students And Researchers

    We value teacher learning as much as student learning. We encourage teachers to construct personalized professional development pathways and encounter the world with the same curiosity, interest, and wonder as the children they teach.
  • Global Citizenship Strengthens Identity And Purpose

    At this age, the primary emphasis is on spoken language and its cultural context, with a view of enabling students to participate actively and comfortably in a mainly English language environment. Students will have daily exposure to spoken English through activities, stories, rhymes, songs, and games.
  • The Classroom Is Everywhere

    The physical environment teaches. Daily, we use the broader physical and digital world as our classroom for inclusive and culturally dynamic learning.
  • Families Are Close Partners

    We engage families as partners to develop joyous learning at school and at home, and to help strengthen the network of support.
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