Pre-Kindergarten consists of Nursery, Pre-K1, Pre-K 2 and KG classes. AITIS Pre-Kindergarten section curriculum focuses on all-round development of the childs physical, social, emotional and cognitive development. The Pre-K curriculum forms a theme-based entity to provide children with a broad variety of experiences that will enable them to develop their skills for a smooth transition to the Kindergarten. Nursery class children receive subject teaching in Music and Physical education, Pre-K children attend also Library and Computer classes.
The class structure used in Physical education includes the following activities: Locomotors/Space awareness activities; Manipulative Activities (such as throwing, catching, striking or kicking); Non-Manipulative Activities (such as balancing, stretching, and jumping); and Rhythmic activities In homeroom classes, the physical activities concentrate mainly on developing large and fine motor skills (such as walking, running, climbing, balancing, and jumping; tearing, cutting, pasting, drawing, painting, threading beads, and play dough molding). Through all this activities child develops eye-hand coordination, build concepts about size, shapes, colors and patterns. Social development refers to how children interact with other children and adults. It also includes sharing, cooperating, following rules, personal adjustment such as dressing, eating, brushing, washing, and develop good health habits. Emotional development activities guide the child to express, understand, accept, control his feelings and emotions, practice coping skills and self control in separating from family, experience and express emotions through discussions, art, music, and movements.
Visual arts activities are related to creative self expression, social skills, cooperative skills, imagination, and concepts about size, shapes, texture and color. Musical activities include songs, dance, instrumental, movements, games, and self expression. Language arts includes oral language, listening skills, vocabulary, letter recognition, rhymes, phonics, reading and writing skills, and a positive attitude about reading. Mathematics includes counting, grouping, comparison, patterns, shapes, problem solving, and recognize basic shapes and colors. Science encompasses concepts about science, practice observation, solve problems, make decisions and develop sensory skills, and math concepts.
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Class time for each subject or subject group in different grades
Social studies includes self awareness of family, friends and community helpers, self help skills including using the bathroom, proper hygiene, dressing, eating and learn about different people, their culture and celebrations.
At the beginning of each school year and school semester respective class and subject teachers will provide families with more detailed plans including overall themes and focus areas.