Overview

CHIPS - Where learning begins. In English

Ages
: CHIPS welcomes children between the ages of two 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).

Education Philosophy and Mission

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 Guiding Principles

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.

​Parent Involvement

We believe that parents are our partners in education, and we encourage parents to volunteer at the school, participate in school community events, and join our Parent Group. CHIPS regularly communicates with parents through the school website, email and newsletters.  
At the end of the week parents receive a report about their children’s activities, so they can follow each child's development gradually.
CHIPS invites parents to have lunch with their children every day, giving them the opportunity to spend time with their kids, but also to enjoy the healthy CHIPS menu.
 

​Health and wellbeing

Children’s health and wellbeing is a priority at CHIPS and it reflects in all our activities. Students feel well, rested and energized, because besides a friendly environment, they are offered an age-appropriate tailored healthy lunch and two healthy snacks per day, as well as a quiet period immediately before or after lunch. Moreover, CHIPS has a pediatrician on call who can consult when children are not well, and assist learners in case of emergency.