We provide a stimulating and focused program in cognitive and creative development.
Every child deserves the best early years education. At GIAS we provide an engaging and age appropriate Early Years Foundation Stage program that respects the whole child. We focus on students’ learning, development and care with an emphasis on developing their skills, confidence and mindset to be successful during their school years and life beyond.
Every child is a unique child, who is constantly learning and can be resilient, capable, confident and self assured
Children learn to be strong and independent through positive relationships.
Children learn well in enabling environments in which their experiences respond to their individual needs and there is a strong partnership between teachers and parents.
Early Years program
English Language Arts
We place a strong emphasis on English Language acquisition, following an educational methodology based on Jolly Phonics and starting the Guided Reading Program, both of these being child-centered approaches to teaching literacy.
The Arts Program includes key notions from the Reggio-Emilia approach. Providing different opportunities, our children explore, play, investigate, experiment with ideas, materials, and processes. Thus, developing an awareness of arts, they appreciate both creative experiences and the environment. We provide guided play and hands-on experiences.
The Music Program starts in the first year to stimulate sensitivity and self-discipline. This learning opportunity helps children in all areas of development, such as language skills, creativity, physical maturity, and so on.
Our Learning Centers also provide them with the opportunity to explore their areas of interest at their own pace. The centers, while rotating and evolving, always take into consideration the eight multiple intelligences.
A House System is in place throughout the school to encourage and increase a good sense of competition while creating a supportive environment. Each child is allocated to a House throughout their school career. And siblings and other family members are also assigned to the same House.
Our youngest students at GIAS are part of an environment where they have the opportunity to develop their own thoughts and ideas, guided by their educators to inspire their growing spirit of inquiry and give them the tools to thrive. We provide an engaging atmosphere that naturally captures children’s attention and builds on their emerging skills.
Our PK1 and PK2 curriculum covers the following subject areas:
- Personal Social and Emotional Development
- English Language Arts
- Science (Knowledge of the World)
- Visual Arts
- Physical Development