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Early Learning at BVS

The aim of the Early Learning Program at NISC is to provide a play-based, developmentally appropriate learning environment full of curiosity, wonder and discovery.

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our philosophy

 

We believe children learn best when:

  • They learn through explorative play, inquiry and discovery.
  • They are at the centre of the learning experience.
  • They are supported by viable, valuable and nurturing relationships and environments.
  • Holistic approaches to learning are embedded in practice.
  • They have the opportunities and time to choose, explore, take risks, and discover.
  • They feel comfortable in an emotionally supportive environment.
  • They interact socially with peers and adults.
  • Each individual is celebrated as a unique and special being, bringing their own skills, interests and culture.
  • Knowledge, concepts and skills are developed through authentic and relevant play at home and at school.
  • We value and extend their prior knowledge and experience.
  • The environment is stimulating, therefore it will constantly shift to meet the learner’s interests and needs.
  • Parents are encouraged to be actively involved, sharing their expertise and knowledge about their child.

 

program description

Early Learning 3 Years Old Program (EL 3) 

  • EL 3 is a stand alone class composed of up to 16 students, one teacher and two teacher assistants.
  • Students enrolled in this program need to be 3 years old by August 31st and be toilet independent.
  • This a full day program (8:00am-3:00pm)  starting Monday September 15th 2014.   
  • From August 13th until September 15th all EL 3 students will be attending school half days.   Students enrolling in the Early Learning Program throughout the year will join their classmates for half days for at least two weeks prior to commencing the full day program.  This is done to support the transition of students to a new school and to ensure a successful learning experience for all of our EL 3 students.
  • Teacher and parent can make the decision for a child to attend school half days after September 15th for an agreed period of time,  if the child is not ready for a full day program.   
  • A full day program schedule is Tuesdays - Fridays from 8am-3:00pm and Mondays from 10am-3pm.
  • There is a staggered start to the school year for the first week.  During this time, students and parents come to school together for a morning or part of a morning for “Early Learning Classroom Visits”.  A letter from the school will be sent home early June or upon admissions with the relevant details about this week's schedule. 
  • In the first two weeks of school the teacher and teacher assistants visit homes to learn about the child and their families.  These visits are pivotal and essential to a successful year in Early Learning at NAIS.   The teacher will schedule these meetings by calling the parents.

 

Early Learning 4 Years Old Program (EL4)

  • EL 4 is a stand alone class composed of up to 16 students, one teacher and two teacher assistants.
  • Students enrolled in this program need to be 4 by August 31st and be toilet independent.
  • This a full day program starting Wednesday, August 13th 2014.
  • Teacher and parent can make the decision for a child to attend school half days for an agreed period of time, if the child is not ready for a full day program.   
  • A full day program schedule is Tuesdays - Fridays from 8am-3:00pm and Mondays from 10am-3pm.
  • There is a staggered start to the school year for the first week.  During this time, students and parents come to school together for a morning or part of a morning for “Early Learning Classroom Visits”.  A letter from the school will be sent home early June or upon admissions with the relevant details about this week's schedule. 
  • In the first week of school the teacher and TA will do home visits for new NAIS students.  The purpose of these visits are for the teacher to learn about the child and their families.  These visits are pivotal and essential to a successful year in Early Learning at NAIS.  The teacher will schedule these meetings by calling the parents.

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