CIS Kindergarten, Introduction
Plato wrote "the beginning is the most important part of the work" and following this wisdom Canadian International School recognizes the importance of preschool and kindergarten years.
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.
The student in kindergarten and preschool is through student centered learning activities introduced to English language arts, mathematics, science, social studies, music, art, and physical education. Learning centers, activities which encourage inquiry, direct instruction, and other teaching strategies provide the basis for the educational experience of each child. Small class size provides students with greater teacher contact time and the opportunity to receive individualized guidance and academic instruction.