Preschool & Lower Elementary Program (KG I–Grade 2)

Our Early Childhood Program (ages 3-7), Preschool & Lower Elementary, is designed to offer our children a developmentally appropriate and stimulating experience in a safe and nurturing environment. It utilizes an integrated approach to learning that promotes intellectual, language, physical, social/emotional and aesthetic development in all our young children. Through this program, we are committed to:

  • Build on each child’s experience and knowledge to make learning meaningful and to develop a life-long enthusiasm for learning.
  • Provide a stimulating educational environment with opportunities to learn in a variety of formal and informal contexts.
  • Provide a safe and caring environment that encourages independence and curiosity thereby supporting the development of self-confidence.
  • Integrate subjects in a meaningful way, giving opportunities to practice skills and concepts on real-life situations.

Preschool

The Preschool curriculum is based on the belief that the process, the content and the product all have a valuable contribution to the Preschool program. The young learner is the center of the curriculum framework. Teachers create developmental profiles, which include observations, anecdotes, assessments, self-evaluations, photos, video, learners’ work, and information from parents which will show the progress of learners. The theory of differentiated instruction and inquiry based learning with integration of technology is implemented as a strategy for teaching our learners. The Preschool curriculum focuses on play-based learning center environments and the thematic/project approach. The curriculum is integrated so that learning experiences are skill based encompassing many content areas. The curriculum will provide learners with activities and learning experiences that are based on learners’ interest and stimulating to be able to see, explore who they are within the context of their family life, culture, and to be able to question and evaluate. Family involvement must also be included with respect and a perception for the value of home, thus enhancing the learner’s self-esteem. The curriculum is created to be challenging and achievable.

 

 

The educational methodologies of Khaled International Schools’ Preschool program are:

·The environment is set up in centers to meet individual needs.

·Preschool teachers will be reflective, active and enthusiastic in providing a setting that is cognitively challenging, engaging, and developmentally appropriate.

·A variety of material and resources are provided for different skill levels so all learners can achieve success.

·Learning experiences are offered in groups; small, large, and individual.

·A two-way communication with parents is established to develop partnership and shared goals.

Lower Elementary

The main objective is to achieve every learner’s growth toward language maturity based on holistic education. The techniques the learners will acquire throughout the year are effective tools that educators can use to support learners’ development of reading fluency. The focus of this program is to provide learners with the time to engage with the theoretical and practical information about reading fluency and use the strategies to improve their own instruction. The program also emphasizes integrating language arts (thinking, speaking, writing, reading strategies, listening, viewing, visually representing, grammar, comprehension, decoding longer words, vocabulary, spelling, information and study skills) with other areas of the curriculum.

 

The educational methodologies of the Lower Elementary program are:

Learners have the opportunity to communicate orally, by means of dialogues, interviews, discussions, role plays, and oral presentations. In addition, writing techniques, such as pre-writing, composing, post-writing, and sharing are highlighted in lessons in order for learners to read and self-evaluate their writing, so they can convey different writing modes. Moreover, visual aids, such as videos, website links, book resources, transparencies, posters, CDs, games, as well as theme-related materials, enhance concepts taught in class. Additionally, hands-on activities and projects support the incorporation of theme-related concepts in all subject matters. Furthermore, the division of students into groups according to their abilities to finish assigned tasks in set up centers facilitates our teaching process and caters to multi-level teaching.

 


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Khaled International Schools (KiS), Riyadh, is accredited by AdvancED. KiS is a member of the Learner’s World International Schools (LWIS) Network that is managed by School Development Consultants (SDC). For more information on the LWIS school network and SDC, please visit: www.sdclw.org