Early Childhood Program | American School of Milan
Our view of Early Childhood stems from the belief that children are curious learners and possess unique strengths which can be developed. Our Early Childhood Program is offered for students from ages 3-5 and teachers at ASM are native English speaking and fully certified. Students in Early Childhood grow and discover learning in a hands-on environment as they begin to develop pre-academic and social skills, while learning English. Students are encouraged to engage in experiences that help them understand and learn about the world around them.
Our view of the ‘whole child’ reflects our philosophy that we must nurture children’s social-emotional development, their language and communication skills, and their cognitive and physical development in a balanced way. Our Early Childhood Program is designed to provide children with purposeful exploration about the world around them, as well as to introduce skills and experiences through classroom activities and additional experiences in science, music, physical education and the arts. Children are encouraged to develop independence and autonomy and to learn to collaborate with one another.
Our Early Childhood classrooms are a dynamic and exploratory environment which promotes learning through play and encourages positive socialization skills. Through experience, children construct ideas of the world around them, building on their existing knowledge. These formative years play a fundamental role for future learning and are an important part of their developmental milestones. Our classrooms are inquiry based and our ASM values of Respect, Curiosity, Integrity, Courage and Kindness guide all that we do.
More information can be found in our complete Early Childhood Program of Study. We look forward to watching your children grow and learn together at ASM!