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
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
The educational methodologies of Khaled
International Schools’ Preschool program are:
environment is set up in centers to meet individual needs.
teachers will be reflective, active and enthusiastic in providing a setting
that is cognitively challenging, engaging, and developmentally appropriate.
of material and resources are provided for different skill levels so all
learners can achieve success.
experiences are offered in groups; small, large, and individual.
communication with parents is established to develop partnership and shared
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.