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.
The 2YOs went to the zoo to see the animals they have learned about this term up close, and to enjoy a picnic together. We were most excited to see the brown bears eating and were careful not to wake the sleeping tiger. The students were very gentle while petting the farm animals, and excited to stomp and roar alongside the robot dinosaurs!
This week the Daisies are learning about zoo animals. We are testing out our construction skills by building zoo enclosures, pretending to be zookeepers by carefully feeding zoo animals at the sensory bin, and working on our fine motor skills with Q-tip paintings of exotic animals. We aren't lion 🦁 about how much fun we're having during zoo week!
BIG bugs, little bugs. L-O-N-G bugs, short bugs. We just like bugs! Red bugs, yellow bugs, green bugs, black bugs. We just like bugs! Bugs that go up, bugs that go down, bugs that go round and round!
The Dandelions turned into Entomologists last week as as they explored and studied every bug they could find. They learned the parts of an insect and found out why bees are so important. It was thrilling to collect caterpillars and watched as they formed chrysalis and turned into butterflies. The highlight was going to the Botanical gardens for a bug scavenger hunt and time to explore nature!