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Preschool

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.

 

Jennie Fredriksson
Preschool Coordinator

TIS Preschool - At a Glance

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. 

TIS Parent

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Preschool Classroom Peaks

4YO: Here is the Beehive

The Daisy Class were buzzing as they won the Pre-school level door decorating competition to celebrate the end of Poetry Month. As part of their display work they really enjoyed getting creative on the door designs and worked together to paint and collage individual bees and hexagon shaped honeycomb. For their hard work they will receive a class prize of ice creams for all to share! Also as part of the poetry-themed activities, the children recited the poem ‘Here is the Beehive’ along with matching actions in class.

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4YO: Moo's, Clucks, and Oinks!

This week Dandelions are diving into a fun new unit all about animals, specifically farm animals! 🚜 We've set up two exciting sensory play stations for hands-on learning adventures. During centers and circle time discovered what's made on the farm and learn all about the animals that call it home. Here’s our week filled with moo's, clucks, and oinks! 🐄🐓🐖

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3YO: Quack, roar or baa?

The Tulips class has been learning about animals. We created a zoo and farm experience inside our classroom where the children took turns role playing different job responsibilities. Examples included zoo keepers, vets, front office administrators, farmers, etc. Mathematics might seem daunting, but when approached through play, it becomes a thrilling adventure. Tulips took turns practicing counting hatched eggs and horses found fenced at the farm. Farm animals were then sorted and counted according to their habitat. We have also encouraged letter recognition (literacy) through play. Children matched the right animal with the name written down. One of our science projects this month was growing seedlings and learning what is needed to have a successful garden. We planted peas and watered them using eyedroppers - practicing our fine motor skills. Tulips attached their zip bags on the wall to maximize sunshine. This coming week we will transplant them into the garden beds at our school.

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