In Early Learning Center qualified teachers plan and implement a curriculum which promotes active learning in key areas, and serves as a preparatory ground for children as they move on to formalized education. The connection between language and literacy is powerful; the acquisition of language skills takes place due to our need to interact socially. It happens because young children need to interact and communicate with others. Most language and literacy learning happens naturally during play and everyday experiences, whereas part of the learning process is dependent on explicit instruction provided by observant and sensitive adults. Our Early Years Programme aims to provide meaningful language and literacy experiences for children through a variety of oral (listening and speaking) activities and games, such as storytelling, rhymes, finger-play, role-play.
Creative Development - In ELC we place great emphasis on promoting creativity through music, movement, art, and drama. The arts are not a frill activity, to be enjoyed after all the ‘academic activities’ are complete, but rather a fundamental learning tool that is integrated into the curriculum. Much of the learning in the areas of science, math, and literacy takes place through the creative medium. Young children apply the knowledge acquired to both practical and creative experiences. This develops their higher-order problem-solving and critical-thinking skills that will be fundamental to later learning.
Personal, Social&Emotional Development - The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme focuses on the development of the whole child as an inquirer, both in the classroom and in the world outside. The common factor that unites all programmes at ELC is our commitment to create internationally-minded individuals within our school community, who are sensitive to the needs of the local and global community, and make informed, judicious choices to create a better world. Through IB Learner Profile attributes, we strive for our learners to be:
- Inquirers – Knowledgeable – Thinkers – Communicators – Principled - Open-Minded – Caring - Risk-Taker – Balanced - Reflective.