The International Early Years Curriculum at The Cuddle House is a research-based curriculum recognizing global best practices in early childhood education and the developmental needs of children up to 5 years old. It supports key areas of learning through holistic inquiry and play-based approaches that cover all curriculum areas including personal, social, intellectual, emotional, physical, and moral development.
- The earliest years of life are important in their own right.
- Children should be supported to learn and develop at their own unique pace.
- Play is an essential aspect of all children’s learning and development.
- Learning happens when developmentally-appropriate, teacher-scaffolded, and child-initiated experiences harness children’s natural curiosity in an enabling environment.
- Independent and interdependent learning experiences create a context for personal development and are the foundation of international mindedness.
- Knowledge and skill development leads to an increasing sense of understanding when children are provided with opportunities to explore and express their ideas in multiple ways.
- Ongoing assessment, in the form of evaluation and reflection, is effective when it involves a learning-link with the home.
- Learning should be motivating, engaging, and fun, opening up a world of wonder for children where personal interests can flourish.