The first five years of a child’s life is a critical period of their thinking and social and emotional development, since their brain is flexible and adaptive at this time.
Scientific, psychological, and educational research on brain development shows that the brain is fully developed when neural networks are connected and harmonized in both brain hemispheres that control thinking and emotional and social development.
Vinschool Kindergarten prioritizes creating a harmonious educational environment to develop children’s intelligence, thinking, and emotional and social capacities, equipping them with a solid start in the early years.
Comprehensive and harmonious development oriented curriculum
Vinschool Kindergarten’s capacity-based curriculum is aimed at promoting children’s comprehensive and harmonious development of physical and mental health, character traits, and social relationships.
The curriculum is designed based on the UK’s Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework, ensuring balanced development for children with 7 areas of learning, specifically Communication & Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World, Expressive Arts & Design, and Personal, Social & Emotional Development. The framework also attaches significance to developing thinking capacity, stimulating children’s curiosity, multi-dimensional thinking and creativity.
EYFS framework with 7 areas of learning
The area of Personal, Social and Emotional Development is expanded based on the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) competency framework, a leading organization in the social and emotional learning (SEL) movement. It helps equip children with life skills and abilities to perceive and manage emotions, identify appropriate behaviors, respect, cooperate with and care for everyone around them, etc.
The English as a Second Language (ESL) program, based on the Cambridge Global English Stage 1 Program, helps develop children’s foreign language abilities naturally, build a solid foundation of phonics, and develop pre-reading and writing skills at the preschool age.
The Preschool Education Program, closely connected with the general education program, helps prepare children for Grade 1. Specifically, in Alvin class (5 years old), children start to enter the general education program of the Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) with English, Mathematics and Science subjects tailored for Vietnamese students (for both Standard and Advanced programs); or directly taught in English by international teachers (Cambridge program).
Experiential learning and child-centered assessments
Facilities and operation of international standards
All Vinschool Kindergartens are operated according to the Council of International Schools (CIS)’s standards, especially those related to school safety and security, child protection, and child education and care.
100% of Vietnamese and foreign teachers at Vinschool highly value professional ethics. They are carefully selected and meet CIS’s strict recruitment requirements. They are also well trained and continually trained for professional development every year.
All the classrooms are well-equipped with modern facilities.
A well-equipped classroom at Vinschool Kindergarten
The soft-play area, where children play and have fun with their peers
The outdoor playground – where outdoor activities and school events take place
Diverse options of academic programs
Based on a single curriculum and international operating standards, the preschool programs at Vinschool differ only in the numbers of students and English periods for each class, enabling parents to make more suitable choices.
ESL class: 5 periods/week; 30 students/class.
ESL class: 15 periods/week; 25 students/class.
Cambridge program (for 5-year-old students): exclusively for students who choose the Cambridge program at primary school. Within the program, Mathematics, Science, and ESL are taught by international primary teachers.
Comparison of 3 preschool programs at Vinschool in terms of numbers of students and ESL periods per class
In addition, the preschool curriculum at Vinschool focuses on developing global citizenship capabilities and through experiential activities and learning projects, thereby preparing children for the future since preschool age.
Parents who wish to learn more about the curriculum, facilities and tuition fees at Vinschool Kindergarten, please register for further consultation HERE.
The preschool curriculum is capacity-based and closely linked with the general education program, preparing children for Grade 1.
Diverse learning activities, personal projects and experiences in- and outside the classroom
The ESL program is based on the Cambridge Stage 1 program
Teachers and Board of Management officials are well-trained according to international teacher and principal standards
Operation according to CIS standards