DIS has single-aged groupings for our youngest learners in order to meet their developmental needs regarding the physical setting, learning opportunities, and teaching strategies. The teaching team meets the Bumblebees group at age one and spends two years with the students, then moving with them into the Ducklings classroom and programme.
In this group our students are guided by two qualified and caring full-time teachers and one part-time class assistant.
They are housed in the historic villa at the preschool campus, at Goetheallee 18 in Dresden-Blasewitz.
To start in this group, children need be minimum 12 months old. Start is preferably at the beginning of the school year but entering the preschool is also possible throughout the year.
For most of the children entering this group, this will be their first experience in a full-day, large-group setting. We are making sure that they settle in well and that they can happily take part in daily routines.
English is the predominant language of communication. German is also introduced through songs, stories and other resources.