Our Preschool is Fostering Independence and Learning Through Play
Tirana International School has a thriving, exciting program for preschool aged children from around the world. Our teachers and paraprofessionals have a firm understanding of how children learn and grow. All the teaching subjects are taught in English, most of the teaching staff are English native speakers, they are all certificated and qualified teachers. We accept children from age 2 into our international program that includes developmental instruction, lots of exercise, and healthy food choices.Pre-school students have their Schedule for Specials as well and 2-3 times per week they have Physical Education, Library, Techology and Music.
The TIS preschool curriculum supports the belief that young children learn best through play and hands-on activities. Play is important for the development of imagination, creativity, social and emotional skills, and problem-solving. Through play students also learn age-appropriate mathematical as well as literacy skills, how to work with others, share and wait for their turn. We foster a love of learning and encourage children to become independent, self-confident, and inquisitive learners.
I am impressed with the TIS preschool teachers for their expertise in child development and best practices in early childhood education. TIS is a nurturing environment which supports the academic, social and emotional development of each unique child. My children are excited to come to school each day. TIS has inspired them to love learning.
This week the learning theme for the 2YOs has been "Friends who keep us safe". We have discussed the role firefighters play in our communities and had a lot of fun learning to manipulate spray bottles during firefighting role play.
Following on from the success of Dance for Kindness, the Sunflowers have been exploring the theme of Friendship over the last week. Through discussion, songs and stories, the children learned about what it means to be a good friend and worked together to create a Friendship Jar. Throughout the week the children put pompoms into the jar for their friendly choices when at play with their classmates. They are very excited to see the jar fill up as they know a class treat is coming. They also worked as a team to make and eat heart-shaped jam sandwiches. Well done Sunflowers for sharing love, kindness and friendship.
This week in the Daisy class we discussed our pets, what our pets need to live, and how we can best take care of them. We imagined what it would be like to be a pet vet and practiced taking care of all kinds of pet animals.