Kindergarten 1 ( 5 years old* )
The Learning experiences at EtonHouse Surabaya Kindergarten are based on the children’s interest and schema allowing them to take ownership of their learning.
The children are offered interesting and challenging materials and experiences in a purposeful environment to provoke critical thinking, making the children active learners rather than receiver of knowledge.
Academic Period 2020/2021
Monday – Friday
8.30 AM – 2 PM
Academic Calendar 2020/2021
|Age||Month and Year of birth|
5 years old* July 2020 – June 2021
Academic Calendar 2021/2022
|Age||Month and Year of birth|
5 years old* July 2021 – June 2022
*Kindergarten 1 children will turn 5 years old
during the academic year
Children will be provided with developmentally appropriate settings, materials and experiences that encourage early forms of reading, writing and phonological awareness to develop into conventional literacy for both English and Mandarin.
Children develop an understanding of the world around them when engaging with experiences that enable exploration through their senses, building early scientific theories and developing fine motor skills. Children will explore many mediums as they develop inquiry and problem solving skills.
Nature & Environment
Children will have the opportunity to explore the earth, to observe and to describe. By using materials to mix, to pour and to measure, children will develop the fundamentals of numeracy. This connection and understanding of the world around them is essential to developing concepts of sustainability.
Music & Movement
Children develop understandings about musical concepts e.g. rhythm, pitch; as well as skills in body co-ordination and creative movement, a social activity that develops the sense of being part of a group.
Children develop a sense of wonder and expand their innate curiosity about the surrounding world through a range of contextualised experiences planned by teachers. Children will have the opportunity to investigate questions, analyse data, process information, report and evaluate findings.
Children explore and learn about technology in an integrated way across different learning experiences, such as in using tools, equipment, devices and techniques to find and interpret information, solve problems and produce solutions.
Supports children in re-enacting or recreating experiences. Children develop language and literacy skills as they represent their ideas through different media and collaborate with peer as part of a team.
Children who participate in cooking or food preparation experiences, will enable opportunities to engage in mathematical and science concepts in authentic ways. Social and language skills will also be developed naturally through these experiences.
Physical education and movement is part of the general well being of the child. Through these experiences, children will develop gross motor skills, spatial awareness, eye hand coordination, flexibility and agility whilst promoting social development and self management skills.
Children will have opportunities to express themselves through a diverse range of creative art mediums such as; clay, paint, drawing, textiles, collage and sculpture using different natural, made and recycled materials.
Children will have the opportunity to engage in daily experiences that reflect a logical and fun approach to learn mathematics, such as sorting objects, creating patterns, matching numbers and so on. Appropriate and consistent practices in the early years are vital to later achievement in International Preschool Surabaya.