CHIPS - Where learning begins. In English
Ages: CHIPS welcomes children between the ages of three and six to learn in English.
Student to Teacher Ratio: Maximum 9:1
Curriculum: CHIPS is in application for candidacy to become an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. Our curriculum follows the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP).
CHIPS is committed to inquiry-based learning and international mindedness. Through a thoughtful and stimulating environment, structured play, song, art, and movement, children develop language, social, emotional, and cognitive skills that lay the foundation for their long-term personal and academic success.
CHIPS’ philosophy on Early Childhood Education aligns with the American based, National Association for the Education of Young Children. CHIPS emphasizes the development of the whole child, providing for each child’s social, emotional, physical, and intellectual needs. Early Childhood programmes are developmentally appropriate when they are based on an understanding of general patterns of growth in the early years as well as children’s individual development.
Principles of Good Practice for Early Childhood Educators National Association for the Education of Young Children:
|1||Early Childhood Educators, and all personnel who interact with young children, have appropriate training, understanding, and knowledge regarding the developmental characteristics of this age group.|
|2||Early Childhood Educators recognize that play is the work of young children.|
|3||Early Childhood Educators build on the child’s natural curiosity to promote a love of learning.|
|4||Early Childhood Educators prepare the environment so that children learn through active exploration and discovery.|
|5||Early Childhood Educators recognize the importance of outdoor play and provide appropriate time and equipment.|
|6||Early Childhood Educators design programmes that develop the large and small motor skills of young children.|
|7||Early Childhood Educators engage parents as partners in understanding the unique characteristics and needs of young children.|
|8||Early Childhood Educators, in observing and interpreting children’s behavior, use bias-free assessment tools based on developmental norms.|
|9||Early Childhood Educators promote equity and justice by creating a community that fosters respect, understanding, and an appreciation of differences.|