Philosophy

Early Childhood Philosophy Statement

We believe young children are active, capable learners who grow and develop at their own rate in an environment that promotes inquiry and instills a passion for wonder and active exploration. We value a play-based curriculum that is supported by standards, focused on the whole child, and fostered by parent partnerships. We understand children are best understood in the context of their family, culture, and society. We strive for children to develop a love for learning to become independent, lifelong learners.

What do TAISM aims look like in our Early Childhood classrooms:

  • To prepare students for academic and personal success in higher education

    • Support social-emotional learning

    • Build a strong self-belief

    • Promote a love for learning

    • Instill grit, determination, and perseverance

  • To engage students in the learning process

    • Provide active, hands-on learning opportunities

    • Develop learning experiences around the interests of the children

  • To create an environment in which students, staff, and parents cooperate in an effective partnership

    • Establish productive relationships

    • Value trust

    • Establish effective communication

  • To provide a safe and secure school environment

    • Ensure effective classroom management

    • Maintain an appropriate child-teacher ratio

    • Provide developmentally appropriate materials and furnishings

  • To offer student activities which cultivate self-discipline, respect, and cooperation

    • Establish effective expectations

    • Maintain positive behavior supports

    • Provide opportunities for independence and choice

  • To foster an environment in which cultural and individual differences are valued

    • View each child as unique

    • Celebrate cultural and individual differences

    • Invite parents and children to share about their own culture and countries

  • To create a challenging intellectual program for exploring the arts, humanities, and sciences

    • Extend children’s thinking through exploratory art

    • Promote music and movement

    • Encourage scientific inquiry

  • To build self-esteem by providing opportunities for students to experience success and develop leadership skills

    • Promote independence through routines and responsibilities

    • Build and model perseverance and pride

  • To foster a high regard for physical and emotional well-being

    • Provide time for children to engage in physical play

    • Ensure relationships for trust and safety are established

    • Encourage children to develop independence with self-help skills

  • To develop, teach, and continuously assess a curriculum which emphasizes mastery of basic skills and promotes critical thinking

    • Teach deep understanding of skills

    • Encourage children to problem solve on their own

  • To help students develop standards of good judgment and respectful behavior

    • Model decision making and empathy

  • To value intellectual curiosity and encourage students to take ownership of their education

    • Encourage children to ask questions and to wonder

    • Support children to find answers to their questions and share findings

  • To help students understand the complexities of humanitarian and environmental issues, and to encourage them to accept the responsibilities of good citizenship

    • Promote well-being for humanity

    • Draw an awareness to the environment

    • Model decision making considering the thoughts of others

  • To develop programs that enable students to learn about and appreciate Oman’s history, culture, and environment

    • Arrange field trips to find out more about Oman

    • Invite guests to share their Omani experience

 
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