Welcome to M'KIS Early Childhood
Dr. Matthew Boomhower
Elementary School Principal
Welcome… and thank you for your interest in our Early Childhood program at M’KIS. Our dedicated and talented team of international teachers, specialists and assistants are committed to preparing our Pre-Kindergarten students to be life-long learners and responsible citizens in an ever-changing world by promoting the M’KIS School Mission, Vision, Values and the 10 IB Learner Profiles of the Primary Years Programme (PYP). Through our research-based, developmentally appropriate curricular program, and the use of up-to-date resources and highly qualified teachers, we are committed to developing each child’s mind, body and character. We are proud to say that our school’s administration, faculty, and families are dedicated to providing our students with a world-class education where growing and learning are a daily occurrence.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions or suggestions.
About Early Childhood at M'KIS
Our Early Childhood Division is home to children aged 3 (Pre-K3) to 4 years old (Pre-K4). Our classroom sizes are limited to maintain optimum student to teacher ratio and there is a full-time assistant in each classroom to support the students and the teacher. M’KIS provides a developmentally appropriate educational program for our Early Childhood Programs and follows the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP*). Early learning in the PYP is a holistic learning experience that integrates socio-emotional, physical and cognitive development.
In the PYP classroom, learning takes place in dynamic environments that promote play, discovery and exploration. At all levels, we stress skills of independence and autonomy, encouraging the student to develop self-control, pride in accomplishments and enjoyment of learning. We recognize all students are unique with varying skill levels, learning styles, and special talents, which develop at varying paces. Differentiation of instructional strategies according to the needs of the students begins in our Early Childhood Division and continues throughout all grade levels at M’KIS.