The ELC at TISA is housed on the main grounds of the school in a purpose-built early childhood facility that caters for the needs of young learners.
The children in the ELC begin their educational journey in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program in Nursery. The learning program is not only rich, diverse and engaging but also a lot of fun as the children explore, create and play.
- The ELC includes Nursery, P1, P2, and P3 grades.
- The nursery accepts students from 2 years old.
- Nursery and P1 days are from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm.
- There is an optional 'Afternoon Club' for Nursery and P1 students which extends the day through till 3:15 pm. This incurs an additional cost.
- P2 and P3 days are from 8:30 am to 3:15 pm.
- Morning snacks and lunch are included in all ELC school fees.
The ELC is a real community of learners in a facility that is full of natural light and open spaces that allows for maximum use of both the indoor and outdoor learning environment all year round. Inside there are dedicated classrooms, shared areas, an area for physical education and performing arts, a kitchen and dining room, and areas for visual art, science and technology exploration and creativity. Outside there is large sandpit, play area, a fenced in grass area, a water play area with fountains and a wonderful garden where children participate in gardening throughout the year.
Children in the ELC follow an Early Years Curriculum in all areas of learning. Language and mathematics are taught both within the framework on the IBPYP and also through ‘stand-alone’ lessons. Please click on the tabs to the left to find out more.
As well as language and mathematics children also participate in science, visual and performing arts, physical education, gardening, technology (food, woodwork and IT) and more. The learning of these key subjects usually takes place authentically through the Units of Inquiry. It is also important to note that we strongly believe in the development of the IBPYP Approaches to Learning skills, which are social skills, communication skills, self-management skills, thinking skills and research skills, (the development of the whole child).
We are very proud of our community of learners in the ELC.
Please see the ELC Handbook for more detailed information. 'Inquiry Through Play' is an IB document to support PYP parents.
These documents are available here on our webpage.
Please do make an appointment to come and see the wonderful learning that takes place. We are also happy to offer online meetings.
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