We warmly welcome all children from 3-5 years old in the Pre-K. Children enrolled as 3 year olds will remain in the program for 2 school years. Each Pre-K class has around 14-16 students accompanied by one classroom teacher and one teaching assistant. Our classes start at 8:30 in the morning and finish at 14:00 in the afternoon. For additional care, Pre-K children can join the morning club and afterschool care program (ASCP). Please visit our school website for more information regarding these programs.Children enjoy home-packed snacks and lunches during the day. Due to safety concerns, we can’t heat food for Pre-K. We would like to advise you not to pack food and products contains sugar for our children. Fresh fruit and vegetables are always the best choices with all the natural sugar and nutrition that our children need.
In Pre-K, we have students with various educational experiences and backgrounds. Therefore, we design our lessons to accommodate every child’s learning needs. Children learn through many hands-on activities during the day. We have many different learning centers in our class: art and crafts, maths, fine-motor, sensory, dramatic play and early literacy. We believe our learning environment is the ‘third teacher’ for our children. At ØIS, we inspire children to explore and try new things on their own.
We carefully arrange our learning environment so our children feel safe and secure and have a sense of well-being. We encourage our children to work and communicate with others. As teachers, we respect every child’s own identities and help them to explore who they are. We also help children to learn to work and play safely.We have outdoor recess every day. Our children will play outside at our Pre-K friendly playground. We will also sometimes travel to the nearby park.
If you have any inquiries regarding our PreK program. Please don’t be hesitate to contact us.