Choosing the right preschool, nursery, and kindergarten in Hong Kong can be stressful. With so many choices in so many areas, parents are looking for more information on various curriculum options for early years schools. Little Steps has out together a full guide of the options for early years curriculum, classes, schools, and more in Hong Kong. In this guide, you can click on the links for more specific information on the key curriculums including: Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Forest School, and IB School Curriculum.
Many schools and companies are offering Nature-based, and Forest School education is a popular choice for families thanks to its unique programs outside and in the wild. There are plenty of options for tots, kids, and teens looking to learn...the natural way! At Forest Schools, learning focuses on hands-on experiences in a natural environment with trees that inspire the students. The curriculum is student-centered and aims to promote the holistic development of all those involved, fostering resilient, confident, independent, and creative learners.
Forest Schools in Hong Kong? Click here for the full guide!
The Montessori Approach was created by pediatrician and psychiatrist Maria Montessori in 1907 and the goal is to emphasize nature, creativity and hands-on learning. Little Steps asked education partner ITS, to give us the scoop. Find out what the Montessori curriculum is all about and what schools offer it in Hong Kong! We also include a list of schools offering a Montessori curriculum in Hong Kong.
Montessori Schools In Hong Kong? Click here for the full guide!
The Reggio Emilia educational approach was born in post-WWII Italy out of the all-encompassing need to bring change and create anew within society. The result is progressive and cooperative educational philosophy resting on social constructivism, focusing on the child's personal interests, sensory experiences, relationships with other members of the community & the environment, and opportunities for self-expression and development. As parents are increasingly seeking out holistic, experimental educational approaches for their little diamonds in the rough, we are here to help you understand the particularities of one of the oldest, leading, and most wonderful among them.
Reggio Emilia Schools In Hong Kong, Click here for the full guide!
The IB Primary Years Program is designed for kids 3-12. It views learners, teachers, and parents as a community that between them share unique sets of knowledge and strengthens each others' motivation, enthusiasm for education, and love for the world we live in. The curriculum is challenging and rigorous, but also singularly engaging and relative. Kids take responsibility for their own learning process, discover their personal values, and learn ways to approach and navigate the unpredictability of the global world.
IB Schools Offering PYP In Hong Kong, Click here for the full guide
The IPC is a comprehensive, thematic, and creative curriculum for students ages. With a clear process of learning, it offers specific learning goals for every subject within an ‘international mindedness’ context. Originally introduced in the year 2000 to provide an international curriculum for 14 schools worldwide, today the IPC is taught in more than 1,000 schools in over 65 different countries. Schools in Hong Kong, such as Discovery Bay International School, complement the UK National Curriculum in subjects such as geography, history, science, art, and design technology with IPC units of work. The IPC provides an investigative approach to learning and promotes the importance of learning how to learn, rather than simply the learning of facts.
Developed by the UK government, the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets the standards for the education and care of children from 0 to 5. The framework follows 7 areas of learning, taught mostly through game and play, with parents being highly involved in their children’s learning journey. Progress is followed through assessments based on classroom observation, so there’s no stress for the kids, only indispensable information for adults.
Schools Offering Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Hong Kong, Anfield School, Discovery Bay International School, FIS (French International School), Kiangsu-Chekiang College, Korean International School, Spanish Primary School, Malvern College
The Primary One Curriculum In Hong Kong is offered at 11 Schools in Hong Kong. Subjects range from social studies to science to Chinese, English, math, art, and PE. This curriculum aims to celebrate the uniqueness of the child, as it is expressed in each child's personality, intelligence and potential for development. It is designed to nurture the child in all dimensions of his or her life—spiritual, moral, cognitive, emotional, imaginative, aesthetic, social, and physical.
Schools offering The Primary One Curriculum In Hong Kong, Click here