Our Preschool Programme (1 to 5 years) focuses on the holistic development of our children. In a supportive and enriching environment, our skillful teachers facilitate learning through play-based inquiry. The first step in the internationally-recognised educational framework for young learners, our programme has yielded success in different parts of the world.
DIS Preschool 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 Froggies group (Age 1-2) at age one and spends two years with the students, then moving with them into the Ducklings (Age 2-3) classroom and programme. The classroom cap for students in these classes is 12 children.
Multi-age groupings for our three- to five-year-olds (Tigers, Butterflies, Penguins) provide leadership opportunities for all children, make it easier to differentiate for challenges or early cognitive spikes, facilitate continuous progress at an individual’s pace, benefit from powerful peer modeling, and provide meaningful, engaged learning. Children spend two years with the same teaching team, in the same classroom.