Early Learning Center

Pre KG

The ELC operates five days a week from 8.00 AM to 1:00PM daily. Students must be 3 years of age by 31 Dec 2017 to be eligible for Pre-KG. Students must be 4 years of age by 31 Dec 2017 to be eligible for KG. Registration should be completed with the Registrar (via Gate 1).

Fees due must be paid at the time of enrollment, payable by three installments using postdated cheques. Please note that the Pre-KG is only open during the school year. Please note that there are no sibling discounts for the Pre-KG. You can download the Pre-KG enrolment form here.

ELC (Pre-KG, KG)

The foundation for your child’s formal education and personal growth in the years to come is laid.

The Victoria International School of Sharjah is now accepting enrolments for children to attend Early Learning (Pre-KG , KG )

Many children attend KG during their early childhood, and benefit significantly from the social interaction they have with other young people and adults. KG prepares them effectively for formal education and personal growth in future years.

The school’s KG program recognizes that your child’s learning is most fruitful when their interests and needs are considered, and we will take the time to adapt our approach to suit their individual learning requirements.

Field trips are encouraged, to broaden your child’s view of the world, and special events such as festivals and family days provide a context for learning.

Understanding your child’s cultural and social background, to gain a holistic picture of their needs, is a priority for our highly qualified early childhood teachers. Children at this level experience a purposeful, structured curriculum that exposes them to a variety of subjects they will encounter when they start Prep.

Children love to experiment, explore the natural environment and learn through play and ELC provides a fun and stimulating environment for your child to begin the journey of lifelong learning.

Curriculum

The Australian Early Years Learning Framework vision is that:

All children have the best start in life to create a better future for themselves and for the nation.

The curriculum at the Early Learning Centre at VISS is based on the Australian Early Years Learning Framework. The curriculum ensures that children in the Early Learning Centre experience quality teaching and learning. We recognise the importance of the partnership with families, children’s first and most influential educators. At the ELC we provide children with opportunities to maximise their potential and develop a foundation for future success in learning.

At VISS we believe childhood is about:

• Belonging (being connected to family, culture, community, place)

• Being (to be, to seek, and make meaning of the world)

• Becoming (shaping new understandings, identities, capacities and relationships).

Children are different in every way, therefore develop at different rates, some may acquire skills before others. As children develop at their own pace, the ELC provides activities that are enriching while they are engaged in many life-long learning experiences including dramatic play which helps to develop their creativity and imagination.

At the beginning of the year the children learn about the school’s environment, rules and routines.

They also learn how to be independent and do things for themselves, for example, washing their hands, putting on their art smocks when painting and being aware of space around them when using play equipment. The Australian Framework has a specific emphasis on play-based learning and recognises the importance of communication and language, including early literacy and numeracy as well as social and emotional development.
We encourage children to explore, solve problems, communicate, think, create and construct and use their judgment to support children’s learning and development. This occurs through a combination of child-led and adult-led developmental play-based learning, as well as active teacher led learning.

The ELC team develops Individual Learning Goals (ILG) for all our students and student reports, that our aligned with our teaching and learning program.