Q: How old does my child need to be to start in kindergarten?
A: We accept children who have turned 2½ by the start of the program through to age 5.
Q: How are the groups arranged?
A: The children are grouped by age. The youngest are 2½ -4 years old called Pre-K, next is the Kinder 1 group with children 4-5 years old and the oldest group, Kinder 2 is for 5-6 years old.
Q: What is your teacher-to-child ratio?
A: There is one teacher, one teaching assistant and one nurse per group.
Q: What documents do I need to bring for registration in kindergarten?
A: Application form
Birth certificate of child
ID of parents
2 photos (3*4)
Medical report of child
Q: What Are the Hours for the Half-Day and Full-Day Kindergarten Programs?
A: Half-day programme: Children attend school for five hours session in the morning. The morning session is from 8:00 am to 13:00 pm.
Full-day programme: Children attend school for 10 hours from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm.
Q: Which extracurricular activities do you have in kindergarten?
A: Dancing, music classes, chess, cooking, drama and arts.
Q: Where is the kindergarten located?
A: Baku, Narimanov district, A. Garaybayli 23B
Q: Do you offer a sibling or family discount?
A: A ten percent discount is applied to all siblings after the first child.
Q: What is the IPC curriculum?
A: The International Preschool Curriculum (IPC) is a professional association of more than 100 schools worldwide, designed to strengthen and enhance early childhood education standards. Developed by an academic team consisting of doctorate holders in Education, the IPC is among the most researched international programs for early childhood education available today. The IPC method is based upon a partnership between school owners, teachers, students, parents and the government.
Q: What kind of subjects does the IPC’s curriculum consist of?
A: There are seven core content learning areas, which include numeracy, language arts, social and emotional skills, social sciences, creative and visual arts, technology and science and physical development and motor skills. There are approximately a dozen sub content learning areas such as multiculturalism, current affairs and multilingualism.
Q: My child does not speak English, how do you work with children who are not native English speakers?
A: It is not unusual for us to have children start with us who do not speak English. Our caring teachers are adept at making each child feel welcome and included in all activities, and parents will notice a burst of language early on. Children learn languages quickly, and our teachers are proficient in encouraging children to gradually begin to express themselves confidently.
Q: How is teacher-parent communication conducted?
Teachers and Administrators are always available to speak with parents about any concern, and a parent may request a meeting with their child’s teachers at any time. Dropping off or picking up can be a busy time for staff. We encourage you to make an appointment so that undivided attention may be given to you. Teachers will communicate regularly with parents about their child’s progress and milestones being reached. Additionally, each child is sent home with a form daily that communicates how the child enjoyed school, as well as the activities in the child’s day. Each year in the spring and fall, teachers evaluate their students’ progress through assessments which accompany parent-teacher conferences.