Early Years Program

A fully integrated part of the Lower School, the Early Years Program (EYP) encourages learning through a hands-on, inquiry-based approach.

The early years are vital years in children’s lives as they develop and consolidate many skills.

Students at the International School of Ulm/ Neu-Ulm are able to develop at their own pace in an environment that stimulates and encourages learning through exploration and inquiry. The program is English language-based, with an emphasis on songs, poems, finger-plays, and activities in which language plays an integral part. Additionally, we introduce basic mathematical concepts such as shape, space, and number in context.

Children in the Early Years Program are grouped according to age as follows:

  • EYP 1: ages 3 to 4
  • EYP 2: ages 4 to 5
  • EYP 3: ages 5 to 6

Preparing young learners for grade one, we place a high priority on social interaction with groups enjoying free play, creative art, and many opportunities for communication.

Children in EYP also have P.E. “physical education” and library lessons during the week, while EYP 3 also has scheduled German lessons. EYP students also take part in Lower School activities, programs, assemblies, special exhibitions, displays, and field trips.

All three EYP classes are actively involved with the child’s emotional and social development. We emphasize skills, which will help your child to become an independent young learner. We also aim to develop caring, respectful students who have a life-long love of learning.

IB Learner Profile

The IB learner profile is the IB mission statement translated into a set of learning outcomes for the 21st century.

The learner profile provides a long-term vision of education. It is a set of ideals that can inspire, motivate and focus the work of schools and teachers, uniting them in a common purpose.

Further information about the IB is available on www.ibo.org.

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