IPC Early Years
The IPC Early Years programme is primarily designed for children between the ages of 4 and 5 though it is also used by some schools for 3 year olds.
The IPC Early Years programme was written by practising early years specialists and provides the same mix of practical, rigorous support for teachers and exciting, appropriate work for children as the IPC main programme for 5 to 12 year olds. The Early Years programme also helps children to become familiar with the IPC learning process for each unit and better prepare them for progression to the IPC main programme.
Based on the very best early years practice, the IPC Early Years units of work help children develop in a way which is wholly appropriate for their age.
The IPC Early Years programme has changed things a lot. Parents are impressed at what the children are learning; they are hearing their children talking more about what they’ve been learning and many children are wanting to continue their learning activities at home. Also the IPC encourages parents to come in and do things with the children and this helps the parents to see the extent of learning that’s going on. The children feel they are taking ownership of their learning when we develop our Knowledge Harvest and that really helps to keep them engaged throughout the unit.
Gail Maidment, Headteacher
Small World Kindergarten, Hong Kong