Introduction to International Preschool Curriculum (IPC)
by International Preschool Curriculum
The International Preschool Curriculum is an international early childhood education company, catering not only to school owners, but also governments, teachers and parents alike from around the globe.
It is the mission of the IPC to raise the standard in preschool education and introduce children, parents and teachers to global perspectives with the intention of establishing cultural harmony through progressive education.
The International Preschool Curriculum is aligned to meet some of the most rigorous standards in the world. Devised for an international focus and approach, the curriculum allows for implementation as preparation for national public or private schools as well as international primary programs. The IPC promotes multilingualism and internationalism being offered in over 130 locations on 6 continents. The International Preschool Curriculum is taught in several languages at over 130 locations, in over 40 countries around the world.
The International Preschool Curriculum is developed by an academic team consisting of doctorate holders, making the IPC among the most researched international programs for early childhood education available today. The IPC offers curriculum for ages 6 months to 6 years of age, encompassing the six IPC core content learning areas. Each content learning area plays an integral part in developing a well-rounded child:
- Language Arts – the inclusion of language arts as a core area of exploration and study in early childhood education is its’ ability to develop and support cognitive thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills in young children. These are each essential skills that are called into play far beyond the preschool curriculum and have applicable relevance throughout the lifespan.
- Socio-Emotional – developing on socio-emotional skills introduces the importance of self-respect, confidence and interpersonal skills for the students. Therefore, the IPC has a realistic view on the appropriate approach to teaching, and promoting early social emotion understanding that will prepare children for their future.
- Numeracy – the inclusion of numeracy as a core area of exploration and study in early childhood education is its ability to develop and support cognitive thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills. Key skills will be introduced and taught through the curriculum allowing students the ability to count with ease, understand tens and units, demonstrating an understanding for cardinality and one-to-one correspondence. Other important learning processes will include understanding money denominations, being able to make estimates, solve basic addition and subtraction sums and being able to identify patterns and sequences.
- Creative Arts – creative arts for early learners provides development of muscles, eye-hand coordination and movement for dexterity. With the opportunity for practice students will increase confidence and as well as having a positive effect on fine motor skills and writing. Art is an important form of expression for young minds, with research showing that art is brain food that will engage cognitive, social emotional, self-esteem, and multi-sensory activity.
- Motor Skills – from a physical perspective children participating in physical education at an early childhood age will begin to fight the battle of increasing obesity. Through application of the IPC, the student should be able to identify different sensations by touching as well as active play or sports that will include walking, running, hopping, skipping, jumping and basic team sports. Fine motor skills will also be developed and mastered through various activities.
- Sciences – introducing students to concepts to include the sciences is incorporated throughout the thematic units allowing the students to demonstrate an understanding of conservation efforts regarding animals and plants, insects and humans. Basic astronomy will be taught to students as well as weather patterns and temperatures allowing students the ability to grasp basic notions.
The IPC Core Content learning areas are essential to the complete development of infants, toddlers and preschool aged students.
The IPC is a research-based curriculum. The research that the IPC curriculum programs are based on is the product of collaborations between academics, governments and teachers to ensure high early childhood education standards that can be aligned with national and accreditation agency standards. The curriculum research is currently summarized in literacy reviews that correlate with the six content learning areas of the IPC.
The Infant & Toddler curriculum® offers 36 weekly thematic units for ages 6 months to 3 years, preparing students for the Preschool Curriculum and building a foundation of knowledge and development. Each unit comes with 5 days worth of activities.
The Preschool Curriculum® offers 21 thematic units for 3 years to 6 years. Each thematic unit comes complete with several resources, and covers the six content learning areas providing a comprehensive activity, including learning aides, assessment guides, parent newsletters as well as material lists to complete each activity.
Joining the IPC gives your school access to more than a dozen benefits ranging from business plan assistance to staff training. There are numerous benefits of becoming an IPC school, from design services to enrollment and recruitment assistance.
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