Early Education Centre

EEC Philosophy

The English and Arabic Pre3 programs consist of integrated, hands-on, learning-through-play curriculums, focused on concept-based learning, taught through real-world connected units. The aim is to simultaneously contribute to the development of the whole-child, in both languages, through authentic learning experiences and developmentally appropriate educational activities.  The teacher is there as a facilitator and guide to provide, and support students through, rich learning opportunities. The focus is on HOW students learn in order to support individual student progress. Students are provided a variety of learning experiences through whole group, and small group, learning activities and different center activities to ensure all learning styles and interests are engaged. 

Students learn through well-thought out units of study, which begin with what they know best (themselves). The integrated English and Arabic units of study are:

  • All About Me
  • My Community
  • The Natural World

Within these units of study different themes and concepts are explored.

Across all disciplines are core approaches to learning which include social skill, self-management skills and attitudes to learning.

Pre3 English Language Overview

The learning outcomes for the year include:

Oral Language : Listening and Speaking

  • Listens to the teacher and follows instructions
  • Recites and sings simple rhymes and songs
  • Participates in calendar routines
  • Uses basic language to address their needs, express feelings and opinion

Reading

  • Participates in shared reading and read-aloud situations
  • Understands that print has meaning
  • Selects favorite texts for enjoyment

Writing

  • Experiments with print
  • Completes pre-writing / tracking activities
  • Develops fine motor skills
  • Creates age appropriate illustrations

Pre3 Numeracy Overview

The learning outcomes for the year include:

  • Connects names, numerals and quantities
  • Has 1:1 correspondence
  • Uses materials during play situations to model authentic problems
  • Sorts objects by attributes

Pre3 Science Overview

The learning outcomes for the year include:

  • Children need to participate in hands-on experiments and activities
  • Observe and describe what they are studying using drawings and oral language

Pre3 Specialists

As we view the child as a whole, all subjects are taught with an integrated approach, however we are fortunate to have specialist teachers who, together with the Pre3 teachers, teach Art, Music and Physical Education (PE).

Pre3 Assessment and Reporting to Parents Overview

Assessment in the EEC is continuous and on-going. In order for assessment to be valuable it must be  authentic and developmentally appropriate. It’s aim and purpose is to meet the child at the point of need, identify their progress and then inform both parents and students about the next steps for future learning. Assessment is done through a variety of best practice techniques, which include : observational notes, rubrics, portfolio and reflection pieces, self-assessment, one-on-one assessments and performance based assessment tasks.

 

Pre3 Unit 1 scope and sequence
Pre3 Unit 2 scope and sequence
Pre3 Unit 3 scope and sequence