CIS Kindergarten, Introduction
Plato wrote, "The beginning is the most important part of the work." Following this wisdom, Canadian International School recognizes the importance of preschool and kindergarten.
The educational model used for preschool and kindergarten education is based on the belief that learning and playing in an enriched environment from a young age will give students opportunities to realize their potential in social, academic, and physical needs. During these years, students work with teachers who focus on the needs of students, recognizing that intelligence manifests itself in many ways and thus must be developed and fostered using many teaching strategies. English language acquisition, in particular, is encouraged in natural ways, including real-life daily experiences to which students can "attach" their new language skills.
Through student-centered learning activities, the student in kindergarten and preschool is introduced to English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, music, art, and physical education. Learning centers, activities that encourage inquiry, direct instruction, and other teaching strategies provide the basis for each child's educational experience. The small class size gives students greater teacher contact time and the opportunity to receive individualized guidance and academic instruction.