Our Early Years Department offers a first introduction to a structured learning environment, where children are encouraged to use their imagination, and initiative and intuition to work towards becoming independent, respectful and creative learners.
At Edison International Academy, Muaither, this is achieved with the implementation of the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework, which consists of 7 Areas of Learning:
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development.
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design
Our Preschool classrooms cater for children of three years of age, and seek to provide a structured and balanced, yet interesting, stimulating, and above all, child centred learning environment. With our dedicated and experienced teachers, our youngest learners are encouraged to discover the world around by acquiring skills that will enable them to go confidently through their every day at school.
In Reception classrooms, all children learn to read and write, and build on the skills they have acquired in Preschool. Children will continue to expand their knowledge and understanding of the world through a variety of exciting topics, and during ‘carpet time’. They are encouraged to share their own opinions and experiences with the whole class.
Our learners in the Early Years are assessed against curricular learning goals throughout the year.
Arabic and Islamic Studies are part of the curriculum in our Early Years department in both, Preschool and Reception classrooms. For our Qatari learners, this provides a sense of belonging to and value of their own, local culture. For our expat learners, it instils a sense of respect and appreciation of our host country’s culture and customs.