EtonHouse Bahrain provides an Early Years Programme for children aged from 18 months to 4 years of age. Our qualified, international class teachers are supported by classroom assistants.
The early years are vitally important in the mental, physical and social development of every child. It is important that their individual needs are identified through observation and documentation of their interests, development and progress. Curriculum goals are met through the co-construction of knowledge where children and adults learn from and teach one another.
EtonHouse provides a bilingually English/Arabic enriched, programme with a carefully resourced environment that stimulates the learning and development of children aged 2-4 years. EtonHouse's early childhood curriculum is inspired by internationally accepted best teaching practice from around the world such as the Reggio Emilia educational project of northern Italy.
As part of this inquiry-based learning approach, young children at EtonHouse are respected as competent thinkers and communicators and are offered many opportunities to engage with a range of material and resources that extend and challenge their thinking.
As Early Years Educators, we aim to support children through the "settling in" period of school when there is a temporary separation from their family and adjustment to a new social context. With this vital support children grow to feel confident, secure and empowered and with these positive traits their high self-esteem becomes an important prerequisite for effective learning.
At EtonHouse, the child benefits from a learning environment that promotes the continuous development of their social, cognitive, emotional, physical and creative strengths. Children are offered a range of opportunities to explore values, broaden communication skills, collaborate, make personal choices, group problem solve, develop ideas and explore information. Children's learning and development, during the early years is supported by a framework of long and short term goals. These goals reflect the "whole" development of each individual child.
Early Learning Goals ( English and Arabic )
These goals are determined by the developmental age appropriate outcomes for children enrolled in Pre Nursery, Nursery 1, Nursery 2 and Reception.
Personal, social and emotional development
Interpersonal relationships with peers and adults
Communication, language and literacy
Shape, space and measurement
Health and hygiene
Knowledge and understanding of the world
Experimentation and investigation
Science, life processes and living things
Information and communication technology
Our approach aims to provide learning opportunities and experiences to promote the development of key learning objectives. This approach is detailed in the EtonHouse inquiry documents.