“BINE ATI VENIT!”
At AISB we aspire to create the conditions for exceptional teaching and learning to take place in each of our early childhood learning environments. Developing the social-emotional, cognitive, language, physical, and creative growth of each child is at the basis of our Early Childhood Program.
We believe that all members of the school community play an important role in encouraging students to become active and enduring learners. Together, we are committed to ensuring that each student is welcomed, respected, and challenged to realize their full potential. We are dedicated to nurturing and engaging all students in the learning journey and making every child’s experience safe, rewarding and successful.
The partnership between home and school is highly regarded; hence we earnestly look forward to working closely with you and your children to provide an excellent foundation for life-long learning.
Our Early Childhood Philosophy is the following:
We believe that each child is a unique individual who possesses schema upon which understanding may be developed. Children are natural inquirers who are capable of constructing their own knowledge when provided with authentic, diverse learning engagements and opportunities to interact with peers during play. Children possess multiple intelligences and learn in different ways. We believe that children are naturally eager to communicate and reflect upon their own growing understanding of the world around them.
We believe that parents are essential in building and maintaining their child’s proficiency in his or her mother tongue. We encourage families to be committed and actively involved in school life by reading shared information and communicating with teachers and school staff. Parents should recognize developmentally appropriate expectations and provide opportunities for their children to take age-appropriate risks. Parents acting as role models will support the development of their child’s independence and self-management skills.
We believe that teachers cultivate supportive and respectful environments in which children feel safe and secure. Teachers work to foster caring relationships, build confidence and help children feel empowered. We strongly believe that developmentally appropriate play embedded in a language rich environment is essential for cognitive, social, emotional and physical development. Teachers use their professional expertise to provide diverse learning engagements supported by current research that complements the needs of each child. By providing children with regular opportunities for goal setting, feedback and reflection, we support children in growing their self-awareness. Above all, we believe in creating positive educational experiences for children that promote an enduring, life-long love of learning.
Early Childhood Principal (EC2-Kindergarten)
“Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need.” Kahlil Gibran
AISB engages learners in a rigorous and balanced international education, prepares them to realize their full potential, and inspires them to be successful and responsible global citizens.
The Early Childhood Program serves children from 2-6 years old.
EC2 – for students who are 2*
EC3 – for students who are 3*
EC4 – for students who are 4*
KINDERGARTEN – for students who are 5*
*(on or before Sep 1st)
Early Childhood 2 to Kindergarten: children aged between 2 and 6
162 students from 39 nationalities speaking 43 languages
61% of EC faculty holds an advanced degree (MA or PhD)
EST 1962 by the US Embassy
Local and expatriate families from government, business, and social welfare organizations
Highly qualified faculty with continuous access to current instructional materials, teaching strategies, and professional development.
820 students from 55 nationalities
Top 5 nationalities: 30% Romanians, 15% North American, 5% Israeli, 5% Turkish, and 4% German
223 members of faculty and staff, representing 19 countries and 26 languages. 80:20 foreign to local faculty and 10:1 student to faculty ratios.