Early Childhood

Early Childhood Programme

The early childhood (EC) programme is the jewel of OYIS. It is always heart-warming to see 3-5 year olds come to school and learn how to exist in this world with others. In 2016, we built a modern facility specifically designed for preschool and kindergarten students. The EC programme is part of our International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). The EC programme uses a teaching and learning method called play-based learning. Through play and high levels of engagement, children learn about themselves, the world around them and a wide variety of age appropriate skills like early literacy and numeracy. It is a highly creative programme with a great deal of exploration and discovery.

Facilities - EC Building

Happy Learning

Creative and engaging learning activities that match your child’s interests await every EC student. A lot of work goes into making learning stations around EC classrooms that children enjoy but that also teach them important things.

Early Childhood Recess

Fun Facilities

The EC building was specially built with our littlest learners in mind. It is a place that is both safe and fun for their developmental needs. We are constantly adding resources to this facility to make it ever more engaging.

Early Childhood Studies

Expert EC Teachers

Highly qualified, passionate and energetic teachers design formative and fun learning environments for EC students every day. They help young learners to understand school life and to live in harmony with each other. Every class has an assistant teacher.

IB Primary Years Programme

The PYP curriculum

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 - 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.

What are the benefits of the PYP?

The PYP is a transformative experience for students, teachers and whole school communities. PYP students learn how to take control of their learning, teachers collaborate to deepen student- learning and increase their confidence and self-motivation. The whole school community, including parents, are viewed as partners in learning, and actively contribute to a holistic educational experience

Now accepting student applications.

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