Early Years (ages 3-6)
At Amity International School Amsterdam, we understand the critical importance of early childhood education for laying the foundation for your children’s cognitive, social and emotional development. We follow the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), a curriculum framework that includes an “Early Years” component designed for children ages 3 to 6. PYP Early Years focuses on inquiry-led, play-based learning in rich and stimulating learning environments that integrate the natural world into the classroom, both indoors and outside.
An innovative Early Years Education School in the Netherlands
Early Years Curriculum
The right programme can maximise your child’s development during this formative period while cultivating a life-long love of learning and self-inquiry. Every child deserves the best possible start in life and the support that enables them to fulfil their potential. This is what we offer in our Early Years education programme at Amity Amsterdam. Children's earliest experiences of learning lay the foundations, not only for later learning in school, but also for their self-confidence and belief in themselves as learners for their whole lives.
Find out more about Early Years education in the IB Primary Years by clicking on www.ibo.org
Students take ownership of their learning by wondering, exploring, learning, sharing, reflecting, and taking actions in and beyond the school community. An inquiry-based unit of study, known as Units of Inquiry, incorporates all essential elements of the PYP under the six transdisciplinary themes. In order to meet the various needs and interests of students, units of inquiry make the learning engaging, relevant to their life, challenging, and significant throughout The Primary Years.
These units incorporate the learning of:
- Social studies
- The Arts
Our inquiry-based approach to learning allows students to pursue their curiosity and to build their knowledge, skills and conceptual understanding. Ms Natalie, head of Primary
We take advantage of our location so students can make a connection with nature and have a hands-on experience in a natural environment. This gives them the opportunity to use the space, learn about environmental factors affecting the world and take advantage of learning outdoors.