Using Curiosity and Play to Create a Lifelong Love of Learning
Welcome to the Early Learning Center (ELC)! For us, “welcome” is more than a word we greet you with each day; it’s the feeling you and your child experience every time you enter our unique learning space and join our inclusive, multicultural and multilingual community of students, families and teachers.
At the ELC, an integral part of the Primary School
, we believe that language is a key component in understanding and navigating different cultures — and that, as research suggests, the younger children are when they are exposed to a new language, the more capable they are of acquiring that language (and/or reinforcing their current one).
How Children Learn at the ELC
We offer a full immersion preschool program for children ages 3-4 where students are learning in one of our four languages: French, German, Mandarin and Spanish.
Using our play-based and inquiry-based IB Primary Years (PYP)
curriculum, our teachers, all of whom are native speakers of the target language as well as English-proficient, are strategic facilitators who collaborate with and empower our young students to question and problem solve, to take action and reflect.
Laying the Foundation for Success at AIS and Beyond
When our children move on to our 5K program in the Primary School
, they are already lifelong learners and have the foundational skills and language competence they need to succeed in the next chapter of their learning journey.
- 1 to 5 teacher - students ratio
- All teachers are native speakers of the target language
- 100% immersion instruction in French, German, Mandarin and Spanish
- ELC School Hours:
7:40 - 8:20 Flexible Entry
8:20 - 2:30 School Day
2:30 - 6:30 Enrichment Classes and After School