Early Childhood

“Early Childhood” refers to the Pre-Kindergarten (ages 3 and 4) and Kindergarten (age 5) stages.

The play-based ISP Early Childhood program is unparalleled in Prague in the range of opportunities available for our youngest learners to develop their language, creativity and coordination skills. ISP’s Early Childhood Center is based in the beautiful Divoká Šárka nature reserve, in unrivalled facilities designed to encourage children to become active learners in secure, calm and safe play spaces that encourage thinking, exploration, and problem solving.

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.