Early Learning Centre

ELC – Early Learning Centre

  • International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP)
  • English language of instruction
  • Emphasis on Social and Emotional growth through the development of the IB Learner Profile
  • Literacy, numeracy and transdisciplinary learning through play
  • Three age levels: K3 (3 year olds), K4 (4 year olds) and K5  (5 year olds)
  • Specialist Azerbaijani, art, music, PHE and library lessons
  • Foreign languages: German, Russian, Spanish, Chinese

Language Development

  • English and Azerbaijani speaking homeroom teachers and teaching staff in each classroom
  • Children are expected to be proficient in English, by the end of their time in the ELC, in order to access Grade 1 programme in primary 
  • Parents are expected to support language development at home

Independence and Self-Management

  • Children are expected to feed themselves
  • Children are expected to use the toilet independently
  • Children are expected to dress and change their clothes independently
  • Children who do not have these skills at the beginning of the year will be supported by teachers as needed.
  • Parents are expected to support this initiative at home and all children are expected to develop these skills within a reasonable time.
  • We do not have facilities for diaper changing. All children must be out of diapers by the time they begin school.


  • Adequate rest time is provided for the ELC K4-5 students each day
  • Beds are provided for the ELC K3 students at the scheduled sleep times
  • We recommend 10 – 12 sleeping hours per night.

Outdoor Play

  • Outdoor play twice per day (weather permitting)

Daily schedule:

  • Start time: 8.05
  • End Time: 16.00