Pre-Kindergarten consists of Nursery, Pre-K1, Pre-K 2 and KG classes. Our Pre-Kindergarten section curriculum focuses on all-round development of the child, including physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. The curriculum forms a theme-based entity to provide children with a broad variety of experiences that will enable them to develop their skills for a smooth transition to Kindergarten. All Pre-K children attend Library and Computer classes. Additionally, Nursery class children will receive subject teaching in Music and Physical Education (PE).
The class structure used in Physical Education include the following activities:
- Locomotors/Space Awareness Activities
- Manipulative Activities (such as throwing, catching, striking or kicking)
- Non-Manipulative Activities (such as balancing, stretching, and jumping)
- Rhythmic Activities
In homeroom classes, the physical activities concentrate on developing large-motor skills like walking, running, climbing, balancing, and jumping; and fine-motor skills like tearing, cutting, pasting, drawing, painting, threading beads, and molding dough. Through these exercises, the child develops eye-hand coordination and understands the concept of size, shapes, colors, and patterns.
Social development refers to how children interact with other children and adults. It also includes sharing, cooperating, following rules, personal adjustment such as dressing, eating, brushing, washing, and developing healthy habits. Emotional development activities guide the child to express, understand, accept, regulate his or her feelings; practice coping mechanisms and self-control when separating from family; and experience and express emotions through discussion, art, music, and movement.
Our visual arts activities are related to creative self-expression, social skills, cooperative skills, imagination, and introduction to sizes, shapes, texture and colors. Musical activities include songs, dance, playing instruments, movements, games, and self-expression. Language arts includes oral language, listening skills, vocabulary, letter recognition, rhymes, phonics, reading and writing skills, and honing a positive attitude about reading. Pre-K Mathematics includes counting, grouping, comparisons, patterns, shapes, problem-solving, and recognizing basic shapes and colors. Science encompasses learning basic science concepts; developing sensory skills; and practicing problem-solving, decision-making, and observation.
Social studies lessons includes self-awareness; self-helping skills like using the bathroom, proper hygiene, dressing, and eating; being considerate of other people like family, friends and community helpers; and learning about different cultures and celebrations.
Class time for each subject or subject group in different grades
|Arts & Crafts||1|
*At the beginning of each school year and school semester, respective class and subject teachers will provide families with more detailed plans, including overall themes and focus areas.
In addition to completing all the necessary admissions procedures, a child’s admission to AITIS also depends on his or her relevant grade level admission tests in social, physical, and cognitive skills.
A child will be placed according to his or her age in the relevant grade level. The cut-off date is July 31st for all students.
In Pre-K 2, depending on the availability of places in appropriate grades, we accept students in the beginning of each semester, in August and January. In the Nursery and Pre-K 1 class, depending on the availability of places in appropriate grades, we accept students during the whole school year. AIT students or those who are children of AIT faculty or staff members, depending on the availability of places in appropriate grades, are accepted during the whole school year.
AITIS age rules for Pre-K section are as follows:
|Grade||Minimum age in July 31st||Minimum age in January 31st|
|Nursery||2 years 6 months||2 years 9 months|
|Pre-K1||3 years||3 years 6 months|
|Pre-K2||4 years||4 years 6 months|
|KG||5 years||5 years 6 months|