Education at Moscow International Preschool is provided in accordance with the international standards of preschool education – the Moscow International Preschool Curriculum (the MIPC), based on a systemic approach to curricula, carrying out developing activities, and evaluation of child progress. The MIPC consists of thematic blocks, worked out by highly qualified and professional specialists under the guidance of an expert committee, comprising academics, advisors and teachers, who specialize in early childhood education and development. The Moscow International Preschool Curriculum Association continuously interact with our teachers, helping to solve any difficulties, which arise in curriculum implementation. They provide advice on the introduction of new ideas in order to improve the education system.
The main areas of learning and experience, provided by the MIPC are language arts, social and emotional skills, creative arts, numeracy, science and motor skills.
We use a variety of teaching tools to conduct lessons. The curriculum takes into account the fact that individual children develop at different pace and every child is unique.
That is why MIPC is aimed at personal approach to kids, paying attention to an international environment. All classes are carried out in accordance with an approved plan, but some changes may be made in exceptional circumstances.
The core of the curriculum:
- capacity expansion
The curriculum helps a child to develop his/her innate abilities and reach their full potential.
- holistic development
The MIPC curricular is aimed at developing the whole child, making them capable of independent thinking and taking responsibility for their actions.
- family and society
The idea that children find personal their identity through connections with the community, family and moral principles is one of the most important parts of the curriculum.
We provide opportunities for your child to socialize and develop positive relationships with their peers and adults, and to be considerate and sensitive to others. We pay a careful attention to nurturing tolerance and awareness of the cultural diversity among children from different parts of the world.
The MIPC curricular comprises:
Activity / Impact
Language and literacy
Art (crayons, paints, clay, chalk, collages, felt-tips, highlighters, paper, glue, scissors)
A child learns to adapt to new situations, expresses themselves through art, reveals innate talents and gets interested in arts.
A child gets acquainted with different tools for writing and drawing and develops fine motor skills.
A child learns about the objects and phenomena of the surrounding environment, gains spatial sense and basic knowledge of mathematics.
A child learns a lot of new words both in mother tongue and foreign language, enriches vocabulary, learns speech models, gets prepared to read and write.
Thematic games (kitchen chores, dressing, table manners, modeling life situations, etc.)
A child learns responsibility and gets to understand the feelings of the people around them, flexibility and compromise in cooperating.
A child acquires the most important skills, such as setting the table, dressing / undressing, which result in growing more independent.
A child learns to enter into a game and to be aware of his/her role in it, to make decisions, as well as to acquire abstract thinking skills.
A child understands language, its purpose and importance as means of communication, establishes the relationship between oral and written speech forms, enriches his/her vocabulary by playing or describing situations.
(water, foam, powder, jelly, snow, dough, cones, sand, flowers, etc.)
Materials from real world with a variation of textures help children to explore surrounding nature, to love and to care for it.
A child learns to hold different items and to use them, for example to fill a cup with water.
A child discovers new objects and materials, learns about their properties and different states of matter: solid, liquid, gas, engaging all five senses: sight, hearing, taste, smell, touch.
A child is able to describe his/her feelings while playing with a variety of objects and materials, recognizes description of their properties, image, colour, sounds they make, smell, taste and contact sensation.
Music and Dancing
Music helps a child to develop their senses and imagination, to perceive sounds and to trace sound-movement links.
Children gradually develop coordination, balance and visuomotor skills.
A child finds out new concepts of rhythm and time, new dance moves, distinguishes sounds and trains memory.
Expanding topical vocabulary on themes related to music by learning musical instruments. Music and dancing develop ability to listen and hear.
AA child obtains the ability to stay in a group of children and to take turns to participate in group activities.
Development of different muscular groups, improving coordination and balance.
Learning what a healthy lifestyle is, the world around, involving all the senses.
Learning topical vocabulary on sports, health, improving communication skills.
Table manners encourage children to work together in a team and cooperate with others, being kind and considerate of others by interacting with other children.
Use of cutlery involves muscular group development, improves motor control while eating.
A child gets acquainted with hospitality, practices spatial sense at the table, explores the concept of volume fractions and finds out healthy eating habits.
Enriching vocabulary with words related to food, acquiring ability to ask a question or to make a request.
A child learns to work in a group and to take turns to act.
A child develops hand-eye coordination.
A child is introduced to basic scientific principles, learns shapes, symmetry, balance, gravity, relationships between cause and effect, gets basic knowledge of geometry, and develops abstract thinking.
A child learns to express and explain his/her ideas to others, enriches their vocabulary with new words associated with constructing items, building blocks and other related objects, as well as adjectives to describe characteristics of these objects and items.
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