Learning Comes Alive at ECLC

Learning Comes Alive at ECLCLast Saturday morning, the SIS Early Childhood Learning Center was a very busy place as students, parents, teachers and teaching assistants joined in Learning Comes Alive activities.

It’s easy for someone like myself who has spent the bulk of my career working with adolescent students to see ECLC children more as cute little children (which they certainly are) than as creators, problem solvers, collaborators, communicators, users of literature, scientists and students of mathematics.  Observing these children in a variety of activities on Saturday confirms that they are all of the above.

Learning Comes Alive at ECLCThe project approach used in our ECLC program helps the children develop autonomy and a real ownership of their learning.  They demonstrated their self-confidence Saturday as they engaged in activities with their parents.  They made dinosaur food, worked with water and sand, did science activities, painted, counted, made music and danced and enjoyed interacting with the teacher reading a book or telling a story.

The teachers and assistants ran a great variety of centers where kids and their parents could drop in and participate.  Parents were on the floor or at tables getting involved in a hands-on way.  There was a great turnout and it was a lot of fun for everyone.  And no doubt, parents became more familiar with the program  and can better understand why their children love ECLC.

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Shekou International School was established in 1988. It is dedicated to meeting the diverse educational needs of the expatriate community. SIS is an international school with an American- based curriculum. The school is governed by International Schools Services (ISS) of Princeton, New Jersey.

We offer a rigorous academic program to meet parents' high expectations. We have state-of-the-art facilities and cater to learners from nursery through high school. A rich mix of academics, athletics, and activities delivered by a world-class faculty ensure maximum learning for students.

The Elementary School and Nursery campuses are located in our Mountainside and Parkside buildings, in the beautiful Jing Shan residential area. Middle and high school classes are housed in our Bayside campus, which is adjacent to the Coastal Rose Garden residential complex.

Our high school offers a rigorous college preparatory program. SIS is an International Baccalaureate World School currently offering the IB diploma program to grade 11 students. The program will begin for grade 12 students in August 2011.

The language of instruction is English for all classes, with the exception of proficiency- leveled Mandarin classes. Additionally, SIS offers the French National Curriculum in grades K-5 in which the language of instruction in academic subjects is French.

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