Izzi Start Day-Care Centre
Izzi Start Day-Care Centre follows the Cambridge International Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) curriculum
During this important year, children explore and develop an understanding of the world around them through observation, age-appropriate problem solving and hands-on experiences. The teachers’ efforts and the curriculum aim at providing an opportunity for each young learner to build their confidence and develop fundamental social and behavioural skills and self-control.
To foster cognitive, social and emotional development, it is vital that children refine their motor skills, master their language and communication skills, and increase self-care and social and environmental awareness. The childcare environment stimulates children’s senses and provides a lot of hands-on activities.
Children continue to gain new knowledge and develop physically, emotionally and socially. The classes in Bulgarian, English, mathematics, music, applied arts and science use weekly themed fun games and activities to stimulate children’s eagerness to learn, think and present their creative ideas.
The children in this age group learn through sensory experience. The teachers have an individual approach to each child to support their social and emotional skills, self-care and community awareness.
In this age group, kids begin to build habits of working in small groups. This allows the teacher to follow the curriculum while giving each child the attention required. A range of activities are included to develop fine motor skills and early reading skills (Phonics), thus fostering children’s early literacy in both languages.
The children at this stage learn to solve problems and manage their emotions. Their academic, cognitive, social and emotional development is supported by the teachers through sound games and language practice (storytelling, early reading and writing).