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Early Childhood

Our Early Childhood curriculum is based on the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Program (PYP).

IB curriculum is inquiry based, child centered and focused on globally significant concepts. Students build on their prior knowledge and experiences. Student questions lead the inquiry. They reflect on their own learning and take actions to connect their learning with real life situations.

Hands-on, meaningful small and large group experiences help our students understand the world around them. Fine and gross motor skills, social and emotional skills are improved during inquiry, math and language lessons. Knowledge is gained through investigation in learning centers and hands on experiences with numbers, pre-reading and pre-writing activities.

As an IB school, students learn Hebrew as a second language. In addition, music, visual arts and physical education skills are incorporated into everyday activities to reach their highest potential developmentally and academically while nurturing the child as a whole.

Our outdoor classroom encourages students to be creative and solve problems through play and it is an extension of the learning environment.

The International Children's Academy (ICA) acknowledges that each child is unique and has they approach the curriculum in their own ways. The assessment is focused on reflecting on students’ learning and skill development and reported with observation notes, rubrics and checklists.

The Early Childhood Program strives to make students independent and creative learners, think critically and solve problems, take risks, and care about others. This program is the first step to become internationally minded, lifelong learners.