Early Childhood

“Early Childhood” refers to the Pre-Kindergarten (ages 3 and 4) and Kindergarten (age 5) stages; these are the child’s formative steps in formal education. Fostering the natural curiosity of children and stimulating a sense of wonder are central to ISP’s approach to inspire, engage and empower all students.

Children looking at a globe


ISP’s Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten provide a nurturing, creative and stimulating environment for young learners, where they experience control over the direction of their learning. Creating spaces for sensory experiences through touching, moving, listening and observing are fundamental to the play-based approach to learning cultivated in Early Childhood at ISP.


The Early Childhood years are the first steps along the path of creating a lifelong love of learning.

The ISP approach is centered on Reggio-Emilia principles, in which children have opportunities to explore and express themselves.


Activities are organized in Pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten to nurture a love of reading and literature. Inquiries based on mathematics, science, social studies, visual & performing arts, and physical education, act as a coherent pathway to First Grade.