Early childhood education in the Primary Years Programme (PYP)
Our class follows the IB Primary Years Early Years programme. IB knows that young learners are intelligent, resourceful and creative individuals who grow, develop and learn at different rates.
They explore their environment and learn about their world through play and relationships with peers, teachers, family and community members.
Early learning in the Primary Years Programme (PYP) is a holistic learning experience that integrates socio-emotional, physical and cognitive development. In the PYP classroom, it takes place in dynamic environments that promote play, discovery and exploration, both inside and outdoors.
In the Young Explorers classroom, students learn through doing (e.g., playing). They are active participants in their learning. The teachers ask questions and create experiences to facilitate learning based on the desired outcomes.
The power of play will become the primary vehicle for inquiry, supporting thoughtful and intentional opportunities for child-initiated play, hands-on learning, and the co-construction of learning between teachers and young learners. Through play and exploration, students will learn to inquire as they build and test theories to help make sense of the world around them.