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International Preschool Curriculum, Abu Dhabi Nursery
As well as using their skills and experience, our teachers and care givers follow a unique approach. The International Preschool Curriculum (IPC) is a proven program developed in the United States of America and successfully adopted in preschools in countries spanning five continents!
We’re proud to be the first nurseries to introduce the IPC into the capital of UAE, Abu Dhabi. Kidz Link/ Little Gemz and Smart Starters implemented the IPC curriculum and works to high compliance standards. The IPC is a comprehensive curriculum for nurseries, preschools, and kindergartens throughout the world. It’s been designed by early learning specialists, and is constantly updated to reflect educational developments. It’s also designed to work in a multi-lingual approach. The main language used at Little GEMZ is English, but we introduce all children to Arabic as this is a mandatory school subject in the UAE. In addition, the IPC encourages local traditions and promotes an international outlook, as well as looking at current affairs themes and encouraging conservation. The curriculum is outcome-based, setting learning objectives such as size and measurement, shapes, colors, phonics, reading preparation, motor and social development, listening and current affairs. Our teachers work to a thematic method. For example monthly themes include, ‘Who am I?’, ‘Under the Sea’, and ‘Around the World’. It’s both fun and educational!
The aim of the IPC themes is to nurture global citizens of the world to become: inquirers, thinkers, communicators, risk takers, knowledgeable, principled, caring, open minded, well balanced and reflective in order to develop their critical thinking, curiosity, their communication, social, research and self-management skills.Aside from being a preschool curriculum that is based on a combination of established educational principles, the IPC also believes that standardized teaching practices, assessment and learning targets are desirable in achieving a measurable outcome. For this reason, the IPC may be used to strengthen national or state recommended curricula or as a supplementary to curricula such as Montessori or the Reggio Emilia approach among others. There is a comprehensive assessment framework designed to ensure that the suggested learning targets are recorded by teachers and available for teacher evaluation purposes.
Aside from being a preschool curriculum that is based on a combination of established educational principles, the IPC also believes that standardized teaching practices, assessment and learning targets are desirable in achieving a measurable outcome. For this reason, the IPC may be used to strengthen national or state recommended curricula or as a supplementary to curricula such as Montessori or the Reggio Emilia approach among others. There is a comprehensive assessment framework designed to ensure that the suggested learning targets are recorded by teachers and available for teacher evaluation purposes.
The IPC appreciates that parents have a wide choice in pre-schooling options. However, the IPC is distinguished in that it is recognized as providing a clear framework for all of areas of learning as part of its curriculum:
- A fully researched and reviewed curriculum encompassing proven traditional teaching approaches whilst embracing the latest educational methods.
- A bilingual approach to learning by ensuring that member schools offer at least one second language to promote bilingual learning and to integrate a second language in its tuition, play and activities;
- The IPC is the first curriculum to encourage local cultural traditions and promote internationalism as a theme throughout its teaching. The curriculum also includes current affairs themes such as ecology and conservation;
- The IPC engages its member school teachers in professional development programs, workshops and discussion forums. IPC teachers are trained to the highest levels in teaching and professionalism.
IPC has aligned the curriculum research for each of its 6 curriculum learning areas with more than 15 learning themes. These IPC modules are designed to develop a well-rounded preschool education. The core learning areas are reinforced with fun activities with an outcome based learning structure.
(1) Language Arts; (2) Socio-Emotional Skills; (3) Numeracy; (4) Creative and Visual Arts; (5) Sciences; (6) Motor Skills.
There are five underlying themes and objectives of the IPC which are designed to cultivate critical thinking, raise self-awareness, promote an understanding of other cultures and encourage internationalism and multilingualism.
The IPC takes the prevailing view that the first few years of a child's life provide a vital opportunity for development. The IPC involves family and parents wherever possible in understanding and facilitating the objectives of the organization
You can see more about our curriculum at the www.internationalpreschoolcurriculum.com