Pre-School Programs (3-4 year olds)

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AISV offers a a half day (8.30-12.30) or a full day (8.30-3.30) pre-school program for three- and four-year-olds.
At AISV the curriculum focuses on the whole child, and provides a foundation for a lifetime of learning. Our Pre-K classes offer a variety of activities, both teacher planned and student driven, in order to allow each student to experience success.  Children are guided and challenged to learn and grow through play, art, music, stories, drama, cooking, outdoor experiences and exploring their environment.
We draw our learning outcomes for our youngest students from the following areas:
  • Approaches to learning

    • developing independence

    • initiative, curiosity and creativity

    • social skills

  • Social and emotional development

    • building relationships with adults and peers

    • emotional functioning

    • community building

  • Language, communication and literacy

    • listening to understand

    • speaking

    • developing vocabulary and early literacy skills

  • Cognition, mathematics development, scientific reasoning

    • exploration and discovery through inquiry

    • emergent critical and mathematical thinking

  • Perceptual, motor and physical development

    • fine and gross motor skills

    • health and safety awareness and practice

As this is the first exposure to the English language for most of our Pre-K students, we strive to foster English language acquisition while encouraging the continued development the student’s mother tongue.
To promote independence and create a positive transition from home to school we purposefully build a sense of community which includes families and other students and adults within the AISV community.  As a small school with a big heart, we provide a warm supportive environment for every child.
TimeProgram
8:15 - 8:30 Arrival
8:30 - 9:00 Free play time 
9:00 - 9:15 Morning Circle: saying "hello" to each other, talking about the mood, weather, playing finger games, discussing the theme of the week 
9:15 - 10:00 Activities and games: personal/social development, mathematics, language, environmental studies, expressive arts (specialist classes twice a week for Library, PE, and Music)
10:00:10:15 Snack time
10:15 -10:45 Activities outside
11:00 - 12:05 Story time, reading,  small contruction, jigsaw, drawing, table games 
12:05 - 12:30 Outdoor play
12:30 Dismissal (for students attending half day program)
13:00 -13:30 Lunch 
13:30 - 14:40 Nap time /table games individual activities/ free play
15:00 -15:30 Outdoor play
15:30-17:30 Extended day program (supervision  of students for families who are interested in this additional service)