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Early Childhood students sitting on a lawn at the International School of Brussels

Early Childhood Centre

Preschool  Grade 2 (Ages 3 to 8) 

The Early Childhood Centre is characterized by a small school community feel that is supportive of the needs of your young child, whilst being able to offer them all of the benefits of being part of the wider ISB Campus and community.

The ISB learning experience in the Early Childhood Centre is focused upon providing a safe, nurturing environment in which your child can explore the early stages of the various literacies (reading, writing, mathematical) that will be key to all future learning.

In addition, our programme supports young learners in developing a range of inquiry and social skills, as well as their capacity to learn collaboratively.

In the Early Childhood Centre, your child will learn to build confidence, and gain an understanding of themselves as a learner, including how they learn best.

The early years of a child's education are key to them developing a strong sense of connection, optimism and engagement with the learning process. Our Early Childhood programme is designed to carefully support a child's entry into their education by fostering confidence, competence, creativity and above all, a love for learning.

Sasha Marshall, Head of Early Childhood

 

Sample Schedules

Curriculum Summary

English Language & Literacy

English Language and Literacy in the Early Childhood Center and the Elementary School is designed to support students to become fluent users of language who enjoy reading, writing and communicating for pleasure and are able to use their language skills purposefully as learners.

Performing Arts

At ISB we believe that Music should play an integral role in every student's academic career. Music is a mandatory part of the school curriculum through the 6th grade. In the Middle and High School students can elect to take music performance classes as well as Digital Music Composition and IB Music.

Mathematics

Mathematics in the primary years focuses on helping students develop their understanding of mathematical concepts and skills that can be applied in everyday life as well as for continued learning in mathematics.

Languages

The language programs at ISB aim, to the greatest extent possible, to support all ISB students to become proficient users of more than one language.

Social Studies and Science

In the Early Childhood Centre and the Elementary School at ISB a set of transdisciplinary units are taught using an inquiry-based methodology.

English Language

English Language and Literacy in the Early Childhood Center and the Elementary School is designed to support students to become fluent users of language who enjoy reading, writing and communicating for pleasure and are able to use their language skills purposefully as learners.

Physical Education

At ISB, we believe in developing physically literate learners in a safe and positive environment. A physically literate learner understands that literacy is cultivated in a process where learners have confidence and competency in movement and can apply their understanding and skills in a variety of environments.

Student Support Services

We are both proactive and responsive in terms of offering student centered supports that promote physical and mental health, and wellness, optimal learning opportunities and interventions through a range of support services. It is a whole child approach.

English Language Development

For learners who have not yet reached the level of proficiency in English necessary to access the subject area curricula, ISB provides a programme of English Language Development.