A foundation where beginning skills are taught, Nursery students learn through active involvement, play, repetition and recognition. Early childhood teachers enable exploration by providing a secure base for the children. Students are encouraged to explore, imitate and express themselves to develop independence and values.
Kindergarten is a year of play, exploration and discovery of multiple things around a child’s environment where visible progress can be seen in Science, Reading, Language Arts and numbers. At Fountain International School, children are engaged, motivated and developed at their own rates, and in their own ways. Concepts are taught using age-appropriate interactive activities such as songs, characters, guided lessons and exploration of fundamentals which cultivate wholistic development of each one.
Fountain incorporates a statutory framework of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS). It’s a standard requirement for all early years providers to ensure children learn, develop well, and are kept healthy and safe. The EYFS promotes teaching and learning which ensures school readiness to equip students with a broad range of knowledge and skill set for a bright future progression in both school and life.
The EYFS seeks to provide these four pedestal of learning:
Quality and consistency – applied in all settings for every child to make good progress so no one gets left behind
Secure foundation – each learning and development opportunity is regularly assessed and reviewed to suit the needs and interests of each child
Working partnership – a fulfilling relationship between parents and the school
Equal opportunity – discrimination will not be tolerated, every child will have holistic learning regardless of race and religion
In addition, the EYFS also upholds these four guiding principles for every child: every child is a unique child, children can be strong and independent through positive relationships, children develop well in enabling environments, and children learn in different ways at different rates.