Early Years

Our early years comprises of four units:

  • Crèche
  • Preschool, Foundation Stage 2 Class
  • Nursery One and Nursery Two (Reception Class).

In addition to the required age for admission, children are admitted into classes appropriately based upon a placement test.

At KIALA, we deploy a blend of the Nigerian Curriculum and various international curriculums. The blend guides the learning and teaching process and helps us establish an optimum learning environment in our classes. Our EYFS curriculum makes provisions for an “enabling environment, active learning and learning through experiences”.

We use a variety of constructive play based and structured activities to achieve a balance between teacher- led and student initiated play and engagement. Children play spontaneously and it is through play they develop emotionally, physically, creatively, socially and intellectually. ”Play is the work of a child”.

There are 3 prime areas in the EYS curriculum which are crucial for arousing the children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. They are comprised of…

  • Communication and Language Development: This involves giving the children the opportunities to experience a rich language environment to help develop their confidence, skills in expressing themselves, to speak and listen in a range of situations.
  • Physical Development: It involves creating opportunities for young children to be active and interactive, develop their coordination, control and movement. Children must also be helped to understand the importance of physical activities and make healthy food choices.
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development: This involves helping the children develop a positive sense of themselves and others, to form positive relationships, develop respect for others, develop social skills, learn how to manage feelings and understand appropriate behaviour in groups.

There are four specific (subject) areas through which the three prime domains are boosted and consolidated and applied. They include…

  • Literacy: Developing children’s skills to link sounds and letters and to begin to read and write. They are given access to a wide range of reading and writing materials to boost their interest. Emphases is placed on inculcating comprehension skills.
  • Numeracy: Providing children with opportunities to develop and improve their skills in counting,understanding and using numbers, calculating simple addition and subtraction problems, describe shapes, spaces and measurements.
  • Understanding the World: Guiding children to make sense of their physical world and community through opportunities to explore,observe and find out about people, places, technology and the environment.
  • Expressive Arts and Design: Involves exposing the children to explore and play with a wide range of educational resources and media. Children are given opportunities to share their thoughts, ideas and feelings through a variety of activities; art,music, dance, roleplay, design and technology.
  • Continous Assessment through observation as well as formal testing is an integral part of the learning and development process at KIALA. We make it our priority to understand each child’s level of achievement, interest and learning style and to shape the learning performance of each child.
“It is our conclusive philosophy to keep challenging students to rise to a higher level of performance in every area of their school and personal life by continuously raising the benchmark for achievement .”
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